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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,...
  • Mary Stuart Masterson takes a shot at directing

    Mary Stuart Masterson takes a shot at directing
    "It's a dog-and-pony show, but if you're a filmmaker, you have to love it," says Mary Stuart Masterson. "The audience is eager to see something out of the ordinary, a whole bunch of different kinds of films other than Hollywood fare. If you're a...
  • For homeless men, a new shelter and new rules

    For homeless men, a new shelter and new rules
    When the Coalition for the Homeless opens its new $5 million men's shelter sometime next year, it will boast at least two things the current, aging men's pavilion does not: Actual beds and air conditioning. But the 250-bed facility will be a "historic"...
  • Pain Relief Options for Kids

    Pain Relief Options for Kids
    Your 5-year-old has a raging fever. Quick: Should you grab children's Tylenol, Bayer or Motrin? Most parents haven't the foggiest idea. And the recent news that high doses of acetaminophen can lead to liver damage is adding to the confusion over the...
  • Mental health of elderly can suffer

    Mental health of elderly can suffer
    Aging takes a lot out of people. There are the physical demands - the aches and pains, the illnesses, the cost - of passing 70-plus birthdays. Now comes Tamara McClintock Greenberg to point out that our rapidly aging population has a host of mental...
  • Diet Tips for Pregnant Women

    Diet Tips for Pregnant Women
    Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breastfeeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore, many...
  • Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests

    Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests
    During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health. If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...