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  • Hampton Health District seeks leader

    Hampton Health District seeks leader
    The Hampton Health District has been without a full-time director since June, when Dr. William "Bill" Berg retired after 17 years at the helm. Since then, Dr. Nzinga Teule-Hekima, director of the Peninsula Health District, has been doing double duty,...
  • The misunderstood IUD

    The misunderstood IUD
    Most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, including not knowing that IUDs are more effective contraceptives than birth control pills, researchers said. In addition,...
  • Plan B can be sold to 15-year-olds without prescription, FDA says

    Plan B can be sold to 15-year-olds without prescription, FDA says
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the sale of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription for females ages 15 and older. The action comes roughly three weeks after a federal...
  • Plan B restrictions — better, but not best

    Plan B restrictions — better, but not best
    In the United States of 2013, any youngster can walk into a store and buy a bottle of aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or some other pain reliever without showing any identification, parental consent or a doctor's order. They don't have to be 15 or 17 or...
  • 2014 ushers in new state laws on issues from medical marijuana to tanning beds

     2014 ushers in new state laws on issues from medical marijuana to tanning beds
    It was a history-making year at the state Capitol, with lawmakers legalizing gay marriage, allowing medical marijuana for those with chronic illnesses, permitting concealed handguns and approving major changes to the government worker pension system....
  • VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say

    VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is approving claims for post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from military sexual assault or harassment at rates that are "significantly lower" than those for PTSD from combat and other causes, advocacy groups said...
  • The State Health Department's Disturbing Deficiencies

    A report by state auditors paints a disturbing picture of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Among the 33 deficiencies listed in the recently released report — nearly double the number in the previous analysis, released in December...
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation vs. L.A. County

     AIDS Healthcare Foundation vs. L.A. County
    How can anyone go wrong criticizing Los Angeles County government? It's big, bulky and slow. Many of its data systems are locked in an outmoded paper-and-pushcart world, gumming up communication among offices and denying competent service to a large chunk...
  • Review: 'Contracted's' mystery disease keeps horror story compelling

    Review: 'Contracted's' mystery disease keeps horror story compelling
    Writer-director Eric England's "Contracted" can best be described as "Contagion" meets "Blue Is the Warmest Color," without all those explicit sex scenes. After falling out with her girlfriend, the distraught Samantha (Najarra Townsend of "Me and You...
  • Condom law chasing away L.A.'s porn people? Here's a solution

    Condom law chasing away L.A.'s porn people? Here's a solution
    If you build a better condom, will men use it? And no, that’s not a trick question. In one of those “Gee, I feel so lame not knowing about this already” stories, the other Times (the one in New York) reported this week that the Bill...
  • Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine

    Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie." In a segment...