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08/25/2014 – 4:01 PM | 2 Comments

By Brad Broker
The legalization of medical marijuana has led to a decrease in drug overdose deaths, according to a new study.
Chronic pain is so common …

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During Nutrition Talk, Fox News Hack Says Michelle Obama Is Too Fat (VIDEO)

08/13/2014 – 2:37 PM | One Comment
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Fox News is sometimes funnier than Comedy Central.  While they try to make coherent arguments, they actually create more and more material for late night …

Why Do People Become Suicidal?

08/12/2014 – 4:37 PM |
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By Alan Lyndon
Comedian Robin Williams died from asphyxia due to hanging, according to Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County, California Sheriff’s Office. The actor was found …

Big Tobacco Successfully Increasing E-Cigarette Use In Youths

08/12/2014 – 4:01 PM | 9 Comments
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By Brad Broker
Don’t fool yourself: smoking electronic cigarettes is still smoking.  The tobacco industry has positioned e-cigs as a less dangerous form of smoking than …

Even Doctors Stigmatize Patients Taking HIV Prevention Meds

08/11/2014 – 11:33 AM |
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By Jim Burress, WABE
In order to slow the spread of HIV, certain people who do not have the virus but are at risk should take medication to prevent becoming …

High School Football Concussions: Does It Matter Where They Get Hit?

08/11/2014 – 12:02 AM | One Comment
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By Brad Broker
Football season is here.  Professional and youth teams are preparing for the start of the season, which means lots of discussion about fantasy …

Next Abortion Battle: Courts vs. Hospital Admitting Privilege Laws

08/08/2014 – 1:16 PM |
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By Julie Rovner

Even if you’re trying, it’s tough to keep score on what’s happening with various lawsuits challenging some state abortion laws.
States led by anti-abortion governors …