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  • Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare

    Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare
    Dozens of hospital workers who were sent home and told to remain in isolation have tested negative for the deadly virus MERS and been cleared to return to work in Indiana, where the nation's first case of the disease was confirmed earlier this month. 
  • Mental illness sans cliches

    DENNY CRANE calls it "mad cow," but viewers of "Boston Legal" know William Shatner's character is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Another character on the show, Jerry Espenson (played by Christian Clemenson), has strange tics, can't keep his...

    Orgasm Inc. -- The Hunt for the Female Viagra

    Orgasm Inc. -- The Hunt for the Female Viagra
    LOS ANGELES -- It's a condition called 'Female Sexual Dysfunction," or 'FSD,' supposedly afflicting women who are dissatisfied with their sex lives. It's been widely reported to affect 43 percent of all women -- but it is real? Documentary filmmaker...

    Farrah Fawcett dies at 62; actress soared with, then went beyond, 'Charlie's Angels'

    Farrah Fawcett dies at 62; actress soared with, then went beyond, 'Charlie's Angels'
    Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television's campy "Charlie's Angels" and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation's favorite pinup, died Thursday. She was 62....

    Sunday, March 4, 2001: Elderly Care Put To Test

    Cecil Dellinger woke up early on June 20, 1999, walked out of Room 160 of his Winter Garden nursing home and, unseen by staff members, wandered out an exit door. Dellinger, a 94-year-old patient with acute dementia, never returned. Three days later,...