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  • Medical marijuana in California: a history

    Medical marijuana in California: a history
    Today's topic: Have California's efforts to legalize and regulate medical marijuana -- including Proposition 215, the 1996 voter initiative -- been successful? Scott Imler and Stephen Gutwillig will finish their discussion on Monday. Complete Dust-Up:...
  • A library of integrative health books

    A library of integrative health books
    I love reading books on integrative health—treatments that blend the best of conventional and alternative medicine—because they give me some semblance of control. It's my body; I'm the one who should take care of it. And by researching my...
  • A healthy resistance to antibiotics

    A healthy resistance to antibiotics
    Ayear and a half ago, researchers found that a deadly form of staph infection was prevalent on Canadian pig farms. This year, the superbug was found in both swine and workers at U.S. farms. The rise of bacteria such as methicillin-resistant...
  • Killer dies in cell at Supermax

    A convicted killer with a history of mental illness was found dead in his cell Monday in what authorities say was an apparent suicide, an outcome the inmate's lawyers called tragically predictable. Kevin G. Johns Jr., 26, was found at the Supermax prison...
  • Illness plagues convicts on Death Row

    Convicted killer Marvin Johnson spent 21 years on Florida's Death Row, then suffered a fatal heart attack. Cancer claimed Charles Globe, a half-dozen years into his wait to be executed. William Coday took matters into his own hands, killing himself...
  • Is your job killing you? How work influences longevity

    Is your job killing you? How work influences longevity
    In an attempt to live longer and protect against health problems, you may have given up trans fats, started to monitor your cholesterol, or learned to work the elliptical trainer at the gym. But there's increasing evidence that another factor may be...
  • Exorcists, wizards and con men

    Exorcists, wizards and con men
    Demonic attack -- now there's something that Hollywood animation crews have realized in vivid, awful detail in film after film. Check out the trailer for the new movie "The Haunting in Connecticut" and you'll see a perfect recent example. Shadowy figures,...
  • A tutorial in Asian healing arts

    The world is divided into two categories: those who get the flu, and those who don't. Not only did I fall into the former, but it happened a week before my scheduled departure for Taiwan and Hong Kong. "Nobody goes to Hong Kong with the flu," said my...
  • Swine flu: The basics

    Swine flu: The basics
    The recent outbreak of swine flu has many people wondering how to protect themselves from infection -- especially since there is currently no vaccine available for humans. The acting head of the Centers for Disease Control says the best way to prevent...
  • Flu spread raises alarm

    Flu spread raises alarm
    Officials advised Monday against most travel to Mexico, the center of an outbreak of swine flu suspected of killing almost 150 people there and sickening at least 50 through its spread to the United States. The acting director of the Centers for...
  • EPA seizes Crestwood files

    Federal agents raided government offices in south suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a Tribune investigation revealed the village had secretly pumped drinking water from a polluted well for more than two decades. Acting on a...