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  • New Contraception Choices for Women

    New Contraception Choices for Women
    Puzzled by the onslaught of advertising that touts pregnancy prevention along with bonuses like clearer skin and a period-free lifestyle, Jennifer Meyer balked at a birth control pill that would reduce her monthly cycles to just four per year. "It's just...
  • Cultural Ties Keep Some Women from Care

    Cultural Ties Keep Some Women from Care
    Fear and modesty kept Diana Awada of Dearborn, Mich., from getting a mammogram. Four times she made an appointment, and four times she canceled. Getting your breasts checked for signs of cancer wasn't something many women in Awada's Arab-American...
  • Older volunteers do good for schools and for their own health, studies find

    Older volunteers do good for schools and for their own health, studies find
    Three days each week, Frances Gill immerses herself in a third-grade classroom in West Baltimore, usually plopping down next to a small figure working diligently to do a math problem or write a sentence. For 15 hours a week, she helps out at James Mosher...
  • Why Loneliness is Bad for Your Health

    Why Loneliness is Bad for Your Health
    When all is said and done, the best guarantee of a long and healthy life may be the connections you have with other people. John Cacioppo, a neuroscientist at the University of Chicago and coauthor of a new book, "Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for...
  • Testing could save athletes young and old

    Testing could save athletes young and old
    It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
  • Letters to the editor

    Focus on Blagojevich Re “Senators call appointment unwelcome,” Dec. 31 Isn't Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris less scandalous than Richard Nixon's appointment of Gerald Ford as vice president? In the latter...
  • How much freedom do charter schools deserve?

    How much freedom do charter schools deserve?
    Today's topic: The Times recently reported on charter schools in Oakland that openly mock liberal orthodoxy and practice harsh disciplinary procedures. Are charter schools afforded too much latitude in teaching ideology to their students? How much...
  • The evolution of religion

    The evolution of religion
    Today's topic: What do you think of the theory that religious belief and experience are wired through evolution? Homo religious Point: Michael Shermer Did humans evolve to be religious and believe in God? In the most general sense, yes, we did. Here'...
  • Was 'one small step for man' worth it?

    Was 'one small step for man' worth it?
    Today's topic: Many regard the Apollo program as the high watermark of American space exploration. Are they correct? Was sending a man to the moon mostly about national pride, or were there more practical purposes? The real 'moon hoax' Point: Michael...
  • Finances of charity run by SEIU official scrutinized

    A Bay Area officer of the scandal-clouded Service Employees International Union has collected double salaries, one as a city transit worker and the other from a charity that receives much of its funding from the labor organization and corporate interests,...
  • Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'
    Preaching With Sacred Fire An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45 The Anthology of Rap Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois Yale University Press:...