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  • Dirty syringes: FDA failed to shut down troubled plant, and family paid price

    Dirty syringes: FDA failed to shut down troubled plant, and family paid price
    Natalie Fullerton's parents were thrilled to watch their year-old daughter bounce back from a double-lung transplant. Within months, she was mimicking her sister's ballet poses and gleefully repeating the word "purple." Her father, Leslie, carefully...
  • What You Can Do for Thinning Hair

    Q: Does topical minoxidil (Rogaine) work for women? What are the side effects? What else can a woman do for thinning hair? A: Answer: Yes, topical minoxidil (Rogaine) can potentially help women who have a certain type of hair loss called androgenic...
  • Palm Beach County teachers union head announces illness, blasts school district

    Palm Beach County teachers union head announces illness, blasts school district
    Robert Dow, the fiery Palm Beach County teachers union president, revealed in a stirring hospital-room speech Wednesday that he is battling acute leukemia. But the illness hasn't stemmed his desire to keep fighting for teachers. Wearing a sport jacket...
  • Grace Medical Home in Orlando helps close health-care gap for working poor

    Grace Medical Home in Orlando helps close health-care gap for working poor
    It is what some health-care experts call "the missing link": a place where the working poor and their families can go for basic medical needs and continuing care for chronic illness, where someone knows their names and their medical histories and will...
  • Borderline personality disorder grows as healthcare concern

    They have the thinnest skin, the shortest fuses and take the hardest knocks. In psychiatrists' offices, they have long been viewed as among the most challenging patients to treat. They are the kind of people who drive a friend away for interfering and...
  • Tainted Food Carries Long-Term Effects

    Tainted Food Carries Long-Term Effects
    Long after the painful stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea associated with tainted food are over, many people suffer long-term health effects, mostly unrecognized, that are the result of food-borne pathogens. These lingering effects - premature death,...
  • Focus on Family: Pregnancy Nutrition

    Focus on Family: Pregnancy Nutrition
    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...
  • Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan

    Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan
    Peering through a gap in her black veil, Bibi Totia watched anxiously as the doctor examined her fussing grandson in a crowded refugee camp near the Pakistan border. The doctor diagnosed flu and handed her a prescription for an antibiotic from the free...
  • Winter Blahs May be SAD Sign

    Winter Blahs May be SAD Sign
    When a teen patient recently told Dr. Michael Ward that he was feeling depressed but couldn't say why, the doctor suspected the cause might be December's especially gloomy weather. After all, the 17-year-old hadn't just broken up with a girlfriend, left...
  • Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

    Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy
    If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers....
  • New Jersey Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

    New Jersey Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill
    The nickname "The Garden State" officially now has a new meaning. The New Jersey Legislature approved a measure Monday, making it the 14th state in the country to legalize the use of marijuana to help patients treat chronic illness. The measure, which...