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  • DSM-5 is here: Are psychiatrists ready to stop arguing about it?

    Finally. After many contentious years, the American Psychiatric Assn. has unleashed DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. If you know one thing about the DSM, it’s probably that this book is...
  • Newton R. Russell dies at 85; veteran California legislator

    Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85. A...
  • Birth control in sex ed classes passes Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois public schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control under a measure the Senate sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday. The legislation is a change from current policy, where...
  • A number of factors may contribute to urinary tract infection in women

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 46-year-old woman and have never had a urinary tract infection before, but think I may have one now. Do I need to be seen by a physician for treatment? What causes UTIs? ANSWER: Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is generally a...
  • I say Bravo! to offering emergency contraceptives on campus

    http://www.kidsdr.com With college students heading off to school, I was reminded of a news story about Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, which now provides students with the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, via a vending machine on campus....
  • Review: 'The Daughters of Mars' by Thomas Keneally

    Review: 'The Daughters of Mars' by Thomas Keneally
    I enjoyed reading Thomas Keneally's new book, "The Daughters of Mars," but oh, how I long to see it on TV. Some books are destined to live solely in their readers' imaginations. Others are destined for television or the movies. "The Daughters of Mars"...
  • We all experience troubles in life, but with Christ there is hope and salvation

    Q: When something bad happens to us, is it because God is punishing us? My husband is dying of cancer, and I can't help but wonder if God is punishing us, since we've never gone to church or been religious or anything. -- Mrs. A. McF. A: Sometimes bad...
  • Dr. Ruth H. Singer

    Dr. Ruth H. Singer
    Dr. Ruth H. Singer, a retired physician who was a state health administrator and later worked in AIDS and HIV treatment at Chase Brexton Health Services, died of pancreatic cancer May 27 at her North Baltimore home. She was 69. "What one loved about Ruth...
  • Michael Douglas and the debate over oral sex and cancer

    Michael Douglas and the debate over oral sex and cancer
    Michael Douglas recently addressed his bout with throat cancer, leading many to believe that his particular battle with the disease was brought on by oral sex. But now his camp is backtracking on the comments. In a candid interview with the Guardian...
  • Some Connecticut Physicians Are Wary of Prescribing Medical Marijuana

    Some Connecticut Physicians Are Wary of Prescribing Medical Marijuana
    In California, someone who wants a doctor's prescription to get medical marijuana can obtain one for just about any "health-related" reason, including writer's cramp. Of course, you do have to pay the pot doctor's fees first. In Colorado, a new audit...
  • HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says

    Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At a...