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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...
  • Louisiana Confirms First Death from H1N1 Flu

    Louisiana Confirms First Death from H1N1 Flu
    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed one Louisiana resident has died from complications from H1N1 flu (swine flu). The individual was identified as a 21-year-old woman from the Greater New Orleans area. "Our...
  • Report: L.A. Mom Who Decapitated Son Not Considered a Threat

    Report: L.A. Mom Who Decapitated Son Not Considered a Threat
    LOS ANGELES - A woman who decapitated her 4-year-old son with a kitchen knife showed signs of mental illness months before the attack but child welfare officials decided she did not pose a serious threat. Lars Sanchez was found decapitated last month...
  • Why We Exercise (and Why We Don't)

    Why We Exercise (and Why We Don't)
    You already know that exercise is good for you. What you may not know is just how good -- or exactly what qualifies as exercise. The notion that physical activity helps keep us healthy is very old news indeed. Hippocrates wrote about the dangers of too...
  • 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...
  • Important Health Screenings

    Important Health Screenings
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 35-year-old woman in generally good health. I've never been pregnant and have no plans to be pregnant in the near future. At this age, do I need to start having annual checkups? If so, what should they include? ANSWER: At 35 and...
  • 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...