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  • Why doctors fire patients: The great vaccine debate

    Why doctors fire patients: The great vaccine debate
    A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children. This was...
  • Human Growth Hormone: What it is, what it does

    WHAT IT IS: Human growth hormone, or HGH, is a protein produced by the pituitary gland. WHAT IT DOES: It stimulates overall growth. WHAT THE HEALTH RISKS ARE: Over-production of human growth hormone, or overuse by healthy individuals, has been...
  • Steroids: What they are, what they do

      WHAT THEY ARE: Also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids, they are drugs that mimic the effects of the body's naturally produced testosterone. WHAT THEY DO: They build muscle (anabolic effects) and cause the development of masculine characteristics...
  • Pet shots: They're doggone costly

    Buster, our One-Eyed Jack Russell terrier, does a pretty good Elvis impression when we walk into the vet's office. I'm all shook up when I get the bill. Buster, who lost an eye last year to glaucoma (he's fine), will soon get the shivers because it'...
  • High-altitude flights and destinations: Such a headache

    Question: Two years ago, I traveled to Tibet, including Lhasa at 11,975 feet above sea level. I started having mild headaches. Two weeks later, as the plane was landing in San Francisco, I became non-responsive. I underwent a craniotomy to relieve...
  • Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study

    Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study
    As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...
  • USC aims to match Stanford's muscle

     USC aims to match Stanford's muscle
    Stanford is one of the most physical teams in college football, boasting a deep and stout offensive line and an aggressive defensive front. So USC players are eager to prove they can go toe to toe with the fifth-ranked Cardinal in Saturday's Pac-12...
  • Soma Vainuku continues his big-play ways for USC

    Soma Vainuku continues his big-play ways for USC
    BOULDER, Colo. -- USC fullback Soma Vainuku continued his knack for making big plays Saturday night during the Trojans' 47-29 victory over Colorado. The third-year sophomore from Eureka, who has excelled on special teams this season, blocked a first-...
  • Demaryius Thomas looking forward to matchup with Richard Sherman

    Demaryius Thomas looking forward to matchup with Richard Sherman
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Denver Broncos' Super Bowl media sessions have been conducted aboard the Cornucopia Majesty, a moored yacht that Monday featured Coach John Fox holding court on the first deck and players fielding questions two decks above....
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  • Speeding landed man in the slammer -- where he got slammed with $270,000 bond

    Speeding landed man in the slammer -- where he got slammed with $270,000 bond
    It ended up being a $270,000 speeding ticket for this dude. On Wednesday night as two deputies were conducting traffic enforcement in Spring Hill they noticed a black Honda Accord traveling 58-mph in a 35-mph zone, according to a news release from the...