| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It was hailed as a significant step forward in women's reproductive rights, but this week's decision by the Obama administration to allow non-prescription, over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step may do little to dispel...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't look for the morning-after pill to move next to the condoms on drugstore shelves right away — but after a decade-plus fight, it appears it really will happen. Backed into a corner by a series of court rulings, the Obama...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:17 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Here’s what’s going around this week in the Ozarks.
At Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Allergist Dr. Gregory Lux says grass pollen has hit hard.
This allergy causes hay fever symptoms of sneezing and itching and can...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Over the years many people have explored the world of medicine, trying to find new ways to help heal the sick. Natural Health Center, a clinic in Anchorage, doesn’t prescribe the typical over the counter drug. This clinic treats its patients with...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:23 PM
All of us are aware of the colf and flu season. Some have already fallen victim to one or the other or both. As a health professional I wanted to give some tips...old and new...that you might find helpful:
1. Wash hands with warm soap and water and not...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:06 PM
VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – Plenty of people are taking allergy medicine this time of year, but how much is too much?
Taking an over-the-counter medicine and getting behind the wheel can get you in just as much trouble in Michigan as drinking and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:09 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.
The Department of Justice, in the latest...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Un brote inicial de la gripe(flu) estacional que ha afectado a gran parte de Estados Unidos está empezando a afectar cada vez más al sur de Florida.
Desde mediados de diciembre, la salas de emergencia del condado de Broward han estado viendo casi el...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:06 AM
PETOSKEY (AP) — An environmental group says a drop-off program in Northern Michigan is helping prevent drugs from contaminating the region's waters.
The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council in Petoskey says the program begun three year ago provides...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Baltimore Sun editorial, "Plan B restrictions — better, but not best," (May 2) attempted to draw comparisons between two very different over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and ultimately provided an inaccurate and misleading characterization of a...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:26 AM
In the United States of 2013, any youngster can walk into a store and buy a bottle of aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or some other pain reliever without showing any identification, parental consent or a doctor's order. They don't have to be 15 or 17 or...