| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:23 AM
By this time in September, Jackie Olson had hoped her daughter Kaitlyn Moak would be settling into her second year at Illinois State, weathering the usual ups and downs of college life away from home.
In the months before her death from a heroin...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:48 PM
It's troubling that use of e-cigarettes by young people is increasing. The devices look like plastiv versions of normal cigarettes but emit highly addictive nicotine without the tobacco, tar and smoke.
The proportion of high school students trying e-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Bethany O'Grady switched to electronic cigarettes two years ago. The 23-year-old started smoking regular cigarettes when she was 13, and says she was addicted.
"It was hard for me to breathe," she said, "and I didn't want to smell anymore."
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Fewer Florida teens are lighting up cigarettes today than they were six years ago, according to data released this week from the Florida Department of Health’s 2013 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey.
Among Florida high school students, 40.7 percent...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:46 AM
My wonderful mother studied one year at Occidental College before she went on to UC Berkeley, so maybe that was the reason she never liked the term "oxymoron." But that brings to my mind that the biggest oxymoron in our lives today is the term "controlled...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Oh, Hawks, how far you’ve come.
In a simpler time, when sports chatter was confined to radio waves and ink on dead trees, the Blackhawks kissed their first Stanley Cup. The year was 1934, and hockey still was a novelty from up north, at least...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:51 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
Instead, the Food and...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Take the quiz to see how much you know about agriculture. For each item, circle the answer you think comes closest to defining these agricultural terms. The correct answers are at the end of the quiz.
a. A manual for repairing sensor-...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Thousands of fifth-graders around Harford County have pledged never to try tobacco by signing their names on banners that will be exhibited on National Kick Butts Day March 20.
Harford County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund Tobacco Program...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.
Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
| Feb 25, 2013
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...