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  • Study: Tighter control of type 1 diabetes leads to greater life expectancy

    PITTSBURGH People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose soon after diagnosis are likely to live longer than those who do not, according to a study published online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association....
  • Trying for test-tube baby? Moms' risks are rare, include over-stimulating ovaries, study says

    Complications are uncommon for women undergoing test-tube fertility procedures: A new 12-year U.S. study shows the most frequent involve drugs used to stimulate ovaries, but it suggests problems are rarely fatal. Over-stimulated ovaries occurred in 154...
  • Gay advocates assail new TV show 'My Husband's Not Gay'; featured Mormon men say they're happy

    Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young...
  • Weight Loss Goals Achieved Through Slow And Steady Work

    Weight Loss Goals Achieved Through Slow And Steady Work
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could wave a magic wand and lose however much weight we want. Our clothes would always fit. We wouldn't have to spend so much time in the gym and we could simply enjoy what we eat instead of having to watch it. The truth is you...
  • Medical marijuana could help decrease overdoses

    Medical marijuana could help decrease overdoses
    In the article "Overdose patients repeatedly end up in hospital" (Dec. 30), The Sun highlighted a number of strategies to deal with epidemic problem of narcotic abuse. Not mentioned, however, is an article from the August 2014 Journal of the American...
  • Denying death with dignity is cruel and unusual punishment

    To the editor: I cannot help but respond to the article on Colorado resident Julie Selsberg and her father's plea to die. Recently, my mother and sisters watched our father die of cancer. Like Selsberg's father, mine suffered terribly. ("In Colorado,...
  • Maryland strips doctor of license for assisting in six suicides

    Maryland strips doctor of license for assisting in six suicides
    A Baltimore anesthesiologist who made national news as "The New Doctor Death" held the hands of six elderly Marylanders as they asphyxiated themselves with helium and then covered up their suicides, officials said in a state order they filed this month to...
  • Dr. Leon E. Kassel, internal medicine physician, dies at 92

    Dr. Leon E. Kassel, internal medicine physician, dies at 92
    Dr. Leon E. Kassel, a retired internal medicine physician who set up and ran the outpatient program at Sinai Hospital, died Dec. 2 of congestive heart failure. He was 92. Known for his diligent care for his patients, Dr. Kassel was a resident of the...
  • AMA building sold to Boston investment firm for $140M

    AMA building sold to Boston investment firm for $140M
    The distinctive, 29-story office tower at 515 N. State St. in River North is set to be sold by an investment group led by Swiss bank UBS to Boston-based real estate investment firm Beacon Capital Partners for close to $140 million, according to sources...
  • Children will get access to medical marijuana in Illinois

    Children will get access to medical marijuana in Illinois
    Children who live in Illinois will be allowed access to medical marijuana in the new year under rules announced by state officials Tuesday. Those younger than 18 will need permission from a parent or legal guardian, must get the drug through an adult...
  • Make A List, Check It Twice

    Let's say you didn't get what you really wanted this holiday season — to drop 20 pounds and develop muscles — while eating all the things you know you shouldn't. Santa is good, but he's not a miracle worker. So now that the holidays are over,...