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  • Supporters of marijuana legalization misread history [Commentary]

    Supporters of marijuana legalization misread history [Commentary]
    Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...
  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
  • Feeling run over by the passage of time [Column]

    Sometime after giving birth to my first child, but before getting the third one out the door for good, something weird happened. I can't pinpoint the exact moment, but I'm guessing it was somewhere between learning to read with Dick and Jane and...
  • Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair

    Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair
    A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
  • Free drive-through flu shots in Bethlehem

     
    The Bethlehem Health Bureau will hold a free drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Sunday Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St. Anyone older than 6 months who hasn't gotten a flu shot this season may be eligible for...
  • Caffeine can help memory: Have a latte, stop forgetting

    Caffeine can help memory: Have a latte, stop forgetting
    Many people typically need a cup of coffee for a caffeine kick to get through the morning, but according to a recent study published by the Nature Neuroscience journal, caffeine can also help enhance your memory.  In an experiment conducted by Michael...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Over-the-counter treatment not an option for genital warts

    Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available? A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...
  • Context is key when calculating health care costs in retirement

    When I was raising my teenage son, a typical conversation would go like this: Me: Don't you have homework? Son: Mmmmm. Me: Don't you have to write a 10-page paper, plus study for a math test? Son: (Grunt) Me: Shouldn't you get started right now?...
  • Prescription drug abuse continues to climb, especially usage of painkillers

    whatdoctorsknow.com When most people think of addiction, they visualize a derelict on a street corner or in a back alley, homeless and wasting away from a nasty and illegal drug habit. In truth, an addict could be the teen next door, a co-worker, the man...
  • 'Breaking Bad'-inspired blue meth hits the streets

    'Breaking Bad'-inspired blue meth hits the streets
    Blue meth inspired by the hit TV series "Breaking Bad" is hitting the streets of Albuquerque, but it's not the same quality of the "blue sky" drug made on the show. Dealers use chemicals to cut the meth and turn it blue, thus making it less pure,...
  • Sixth man sought in drug conspiracy case in McHenry County

    Sixth man sought in drug conspiracy case in McHenry County
    Authorities said today they are looking for a Crystal Lake man in connection with a drug conspiracy case that already has resulted in the arrest of five people. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Terry R. Pugh, 24, whose last known address...