| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison.
After 31 years behind bars for his role in a Los Angeles strong-arm robbery that ended in murder, Whittenburg had earned four vocational certificates; completed Bible study,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:24 AM
A typical teenager's bedroom was set up in the Robert Crown Center for Health Education to teach parents how to identify clues that their child is using drugs. Eye drops may mean the teenager is disguising the symptoms of drug use. An empty pen tube could...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Exactly how many Deerfield High School students may be using drugs or alcohol is unknown — but plenty of parents want to know about warning signs.
More than 350 people heard a six-person panel of experts and parents talk about their experiences...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:20 AM
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:56 PM
When an ambulance brought Jessica Hoffman — 34 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain — to Lehigh Valley Hospital, her situation was dire.
Rushed into an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section, she delivered a 4-...
| Feb 9, 2015
Two new studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that while drunken driving has decreased over the past decade, incidents of driving under the influence of marijuana or prescription drugs has increased. Related: AAA:...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:51 PM
A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:17 AM
The recent increase in the number of people wanting to open smoke shops in the city has Lauderhill officials and staff worried.
At a meeting last week, city officials took the first step toward regulating smoke shops by giving initial approval to an...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Banning the use of e-cigarettes at all the public places where tobacco smoking has been prohibited is on the Boca Raton City Council's agenda on Tuesday.
Councilwoman Constance Scott has asked for a city ordinance banning the e-cigarettes from public...
| Jan 17, 2015
Dr. Peter Beilenson thought fighting the intractable rates of drug use and sexually transmitted diseases in Baltimore was tough. Then the former city health commissioner took on health insurance.
"It's the hardest job I've had," said Beilenson,...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:14 AM
Students at Lake Park High School usually come to see substance abuse counselor Gina Horsley when there's trouble. Maybe they were caught sneaking booze into a football game, or maybe she heard through the hallway grapevine that they have an issue with...