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  • 'Stupid Hope' by Jason Shinder

    'Stupid Hope' by Jason Shinder
    Jason Shinder's posthumous poetry collection "Stupid Hope" (Graywolf: 76 pp., $15 paper) opens with a Hindu proverb: "No disease like hope." It's a telling point of entry, for at the heart of the writing here is the tension between loss and a kind of...
  • Diagnosing the problem

    Legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system hasn't emerged from congressional committees, yet it has gained enough momentum for the demonization of the reform effort to start in earnest. For example, Republican strategist Karl Rove called it...
  • Focus on results, not treatments

    Alarmed by increases in healthcare costs, policymakers and insurers have adopted a series of reforms over the years -- such as price controls and HMOs -- whose savings proved to be temporary at best. With that history in mind, some experts say that the...
  • Friends rally to Kennedy's side

    Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
  • Day 2: Wife's illness was rough on assistant coach Billy Hite

    Corey Moore deserved the game ball. Or Ike Charlton. Or Shyrone Stith. They were the ringleaders of Virginia Tech's 1999 conquest of Clemson. But on that Thursday night, amid a raucous locker room, the traditional memento went to a perilously sick woman...
  • 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...
  • Debunking Common Swine Flu Myths

    Swine flu has been on everyone's mind, and the topic of conversation for months. As a result, several myths have sprung up about this virus, myths that either exaggerate its dangers or minimize it. The truth is usually somewhere in between, and we take...
  • Protecting Your Pets from Swine Flu

    Many of us have pets that are just as much a part of the family as anyone else, and with words like "swine" and "flu" floating around so close to each other, it's only natural to wonder if this influenza outbreak might be dangerous for the non-human...
  • 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...
  • What Is Depression?

    What Is Depression?
      Topic Overview Is this topic for you? This topic covers depression in adults. For information on: - Depression in young people, see the topic . - Depression after childbirth, see the topic . - Depression followed by times of high energy, see the...
  • Return of swine flu: What's ahead for Americans?

    The alarm sounded with two sneezy children in California in April. Just five months later, the never-before-seen swine flu has become the world's dominant strain of influenza, and it's putting a shockingly younger face on flu. So get ready. With flu'...