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  • Doctors assist in executions despite ethics rules

    Doctors assist in executions despite ethics rules
    For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends. ------------...
  • Way too many doctors are prescribing antibiotics in error, study says

    Way too many doctors are prescribing antibiotics in error, study says
    About 7 in 10 patients who go to a doctor seeking treatment for acute bronchitis winds up leaving their appointment with a prescription for an antibiotic, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. That’s a problem, the...
  • The food police keep giving us conflicting nutritional advice

    I am so confused. If I weren't always so ravenous by mealtime, I'd probably be paralyzed by the conflicting information nutrition experts feed us. Seems to me that the Food Police need to be reprimanded for periodic flip-flops. Make up your mind,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Illinois patients could start buying medical pot by spring

    State lawmakers have set final rules to allow medical marijuana in Illinois, opening the door for patients to apply for ID cards this fall and to start purchasing legal cannabis by next spring. Those hoping to get in on the new industry, though,...
  • Among blacks and whites alike, strokes are down

    Among blacks and whites alike, strokes are down
    The nation's fourth leading cause of death is getting a little less common and a bit less deadly. And while racial disparities remain, there is equal progress in driving down stroke incidence and improving survival among African Americans and white...
  • Colombianos en Orlando conversan sobre su comunidad

    Colombia está a más de tres horas de vuelo, pero se percibe muy cerca aquí en la Florida Central. No solo por los miles de colombianos que se han mudado a la región, sino también por los logros que como comunidad han alcanzado en los últimos años. Sin...
  • Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others

     Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others
    Families of children who suffer seizures are welcoming a new Illinois law that will allow kids like them to receive medical marijuana, as advocates look to broaden the law to treat other conditions. A little-publicized provision of the new law also...
  • How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
  • 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...