| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:04 AM
There has always been something truly unseemly about the desire of conservatives in Congress to assert their control over the residents of the District of Columbia. Not only because it represents a white and male-dominated culture forcing its values on...
| Aug 4, 2012
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it.
It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A tan isn't worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18.
This is hardly a risky position. It...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A recent article highlighted the dysfunction resulting from the broken Medicare physician payment system ("End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all," Jan. 22).
Physicians who care for millions of Medicare patients across our nation are weary of the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Johnny Cash wrote that famous song about his first wife in 1956, when he was touring on the road and struggling to stay faithful.
The song "I Walk the Line" is about the sacrifices and the devotions of love — the profound lengths to which we...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:28 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.
The American Academy of...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can be an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:18 PM
In Connecticut, more than anywhere else, citizens have been following the news closely and engaging in the debate over gun control after the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Now, after three months of discussion among...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding does not seem to protect babies against becoming overweight or obese kids, a large, new study says.
"It's just a reality check that in itself, promoting breastfeeding, while a good thing and will have other...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:58 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their...