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  • Execution drugs unavailable, states eye electric chairs, firing squads

    Execution drugs unavailable, states eye electric chairs, firing squads
    So what do you do when you’re a death penalty state and the rest of the civilized world refuses to sell you the drugs for your lethal injections? Turn back the clock, apparently. In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law that would...
  • Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack

    Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack
    Men over 65, as well as younger men with diagnosed heart disease, were at least twice as likely to have non-fatal heart attacks in the 90 days after they were prescribed testosterone medication than were men of the same age and health status who did not...
  • More scrutiny for UCLA's School of Medicine

    More scrutiny for UCLA's School of Medicine
    In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care. A new study in this month's Journal of the American...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Teens and drinking: Start talking early -- and often

    Teens and drinking: Start talking early -- and often
    If the "prom draft" story wasn't enough to turn your stomach, consider this statistic: One in five high school seniors reports binge drinking at prom, according to a 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association study. 'Tis the drinking season,...
  • Legislators Should Dump Doctor Dictate

    Hepatitis C is a health threat that everyone, particularly those in the baby boom generation, needs to take seriously. Nonetheless, a bill now before the General Assembly that would require doctors to offer to provide a hepatitis C screening test to...
  • Rest is the best medicine for young athletes

    Rest is the best medicine for young athletes
    Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...
  • Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food

    Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food
    In a detailed new report, public health advocate Michele Simon examines the distinct drawbacks of government programs to promote dairy consumption. These include milk programs in schools and the "checkoff" programs through which the government...
  • Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds

    Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds
    Expanding the number of young adults with health insurance appears to have improved their health and saved them money, according to a new study that is among the first to measure the effect of the healthcare law that President Obama signed four years ago....
  • Mizeur best pick for governor [Letter]

    Mizeur best pick for governor [Letter]
    Committed to leaving no one behind, Democrats Heather Mizeur and Delman Coates present goals and pathways that far outshine those of their opponents. Delegate Mizeur and Mr. Coates both have track records of bringing people together around priorities that...
  • Study: Boomers Fear Talk With Parents Over Diminished Driving Skills

     
    According to a recent survey, baby boomers are more concerned about their elderly parents' diminishing driving skills than they are about a family member driving drunk. But talking to their parents about their driving as they get older is difficult.......