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  • 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'...
  • DJ Michael Brun put medical career on hold for music

    DJ Michael Brun put medical career on hold for music
    The struggle of the artist is a story we've heard many times before. After all, not everyone can be successful. The world of the musically gifted is limited, and rightfully so - it is reserved solely for true talent.      Meet Michael Brun, a 21-...
  • 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...
  • Insurers under fire as Obamacare kicks in

    Insurers under fire as Obamacare kicks in
    Obamacare's biggest problem isn't the troubled HealthCare.gov website anymore. Consumers are easing up on criticism of government exchanges and turning their frustration and fury toward some of the nation's biggest health insurers. All too often, new...
  • 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....
  • Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended for Ravens' second game

    Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended for Ravens' second game
    When the Ravens square off with the Cleveland Browns in the second game of the season, their defense won't have to account for wide receiver Josh Gordon in coverage. Gordon is suspended for the first two games of the regular season without pay,...
  • College Lines

    Eric S. Christenson, of Joppa, graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine on May 17, earning a doctor of medicine. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and received the William Likoff, M.D. Award "for distinction in...