| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Eighteen months ago, I had surgery on my back to relieve the nerve pain that radiates down my leg. It didn't help as much as I'd hoped, and my doctor says additional surgery isn't likely to help. I have tried pain meds, steroid...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:27 PM
WASHINGTON — Because Ben Bernanke’s public persona is as mild as milk, the transformation in American governance in which he has participated is imperfectly understood and hence insufficiently deplored. The change is dramatized by two recent...
| Sep 29, 2013
Because Ben Bernanke's public persona is as mild as milk, the transformation in American governance in which he has participated is imperfectly understood and hence insufficiently deplored. The change is dramatized by two recent developments.
One was the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The ad on Craigslist was blunt. It offered drugs for money, just like a street corner dealer.
The seller was hawking Norco, a popular painkiller, for $6.
"Had a left over bottle from a car accident," the anonymous seller posted.
"I'm not the police,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:47 PM
CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he regrets his past stance on weed. Gupta, who previously opposed legalizing marijuana, says he’s woken up and smelled the proverbial plant life.
"I apologize because I didn't look hard...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:49 PM
It wasn't that Kathleen Callahan couldn't lose weight.
"I've dieted myself up and down the scale gazillions of times," the 51-year-old nurse anesthetist says.
"I've done Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and my own little starvation plans — you know,...
| Sep 4, 2013
The Justice Department made headlines last week when it announced a new federal policy on marijuana. It should come as welcome news to the majority of Americans who, according to an April Pew Research Center poll, believe marijuana should be made legal...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:02 PM
SOUTH BEND – A police report obtained by WSBT-TV sheds some light on a deadly traffic crash involving an Indiana State Police trooper.
The night of March 7, 3 people were taken to the hospital after a State Police squad car driven by Trooper Ben...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:21 AM
A growing number of pain killer abusers are turning to heroin.
The trend is being seen on the street in Northwest Michigan, as well as being confirmed in a national study released Thursday about opioid abuse.
People in the United States, between ages 18...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Two men were indicted by a grand jury Monday on charges related to the death of 14-year-old Jena Dolstad, who was injected with a fatal drug dose days before Christmas 2011.
Sean Michael Warner, 28, was previously charged by the State of Alaska, and he ...