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  • CPS to expand free condom program to 24 schools

    CPS to expand free condom program to 24 schools
    Chicago Public Schools and the city’s public health department will be expanding a pilot program to make condoms available to high school students to 24 schools this fall as part of an ongoing effort to combat teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted...
  • 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...
  • Does no-cost contraception promote promiscuity? No, says study

    Does no-cost contraception promote promiscuity? No, says study
    New research has found that women are on average no more likely to have multiple sexual partners in a single month after they are provided no-cost access to birth control methods than they were before. And while women reported a slight uptick in their...
  • Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine

    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...
  • STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline

    STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline
    The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week. Last year, rates of...
  • My Answer: Puzzled by aunt's funeral indulgence

    Q: Everyone in our family knows my aunt and uncle had a very stormy relationship. But when my uncle suddenly died a few weeks ago, my aunt spent lavishly on the funeral — expensive casket, beautiful flowers, etc. Why did she do this? Was she...
  • Annual Pap tests? For some in U.S., old habits die hard

    Annual Pap tests? For some in U.S., old habits die hard
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An increasing number of younger women in the United States are delaying their first Pap test for cervical cancer until after they reach 21, reflecting new U.S. guidelines, health officials said on Thursday. But 60 percent of U.S....