Category Archives: Medicine

CVS Is Quitting Tobacco, But Was It Really Selfless?

In February, CVS — one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains — announced that it would take tobacco products off the shelves of its 7,600 locations effective Oct. 1 of this year. The move is expected to cost the company … Continue reading

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Universal HIV Treatment: To Pay, or Not to Pay?

To date, 34 million people worldwide are living with the debilitating HIV/AIDS virus, a shocking increase from the 8 million infected in 1990. This statistic, however, is not as entirely daunting as it first sounds. While there are more people … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Obamacare: A Simple Guide

Thursday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The country, and the world at large, has been abuzz with debate ever since the ruling was announced, with reactions typically falling along party … Continue reading

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St. Louis Cardinals’ Coach Tony LaRussa Diagnosed with Shingles, Not Pink Eye

St. Louis Cardinals Skipper Tony LaRussa is one of baseball’s greatest managers of all time. He is one of only two managers to win a World Series in both the American and National Leagues, and is within the top five … Continue reading

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Cleared to Attend Astronaut Husband’s Shuttle Launch

If the phrase “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” holds true, expect Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) to start bench pressing cars any day now. The Congresswoman, who was brutally attacked in January 8, 2011 by a lone gunman, Jared … Continue reading

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Meat-Only Dukan Diet: FINALLLY A Diet To Which I Already Unwittingly Subscribe

Diet fads and trends come and go. The no-carb Atkins diet was all the rage in the early part of last decade, and my mom used to do something called “The South Beach Diet,” which never involved going to South … Continue reading

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Becomes the Really, Ridiculously Good Looking Face of Bipolar Disorder

Catherine Zeta-Jones, the Welsh actress who has garnered an Academy Award and even a Tony for her performances and whose stunning beauty has turned plenty of heads over the years, recently announced that she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, … Continue reading

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Dog Eats Man’s Toe, Discovers His Diabetes

“Man bites dog” may be an old journalism trope, but “dog bites man” rarely makes the cut as a news story. Unless that story hilariously awesome. First, Michigan resident Jerry Douthett got himself drunk. Really drunk. (On delicious margaritas!) Then, … Continue reading

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