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May 20, 2009 | 1 comments

Matthew William Wasserman of Katy, Texas, found a unique way to treat a female patient's back: "a sensory examination of the genital area."

That was according to the Texas Medical Board.... more

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California journalists, you know how the state's special election is going to turn out. Late on election night, all of the budget-related propositions - save for the one regarding lawmaker pay... more

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May 18, 2009 | 2 comments

Anyone who has driven the highways around Los Angeles has seen the giant billboards with a chubby man stuffing a giant piece of cake in his mouth next to the words "Dieting Sucks." It's a promo... more

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May 15, 2009 | 4 comments

Anyone who has helped a friend or family member undergo cancer treatment knows the fear and frustration that can consume a patient's life. There are new, experimental treatments being touted every... more

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May 15, 2009 | 0 comments

Journalist. Santa Monica City Councilman. Music Producer. Entrepreneur. has worn a lot of hats, some of them simultaneously. Now,... more

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Ouch. Medicare is expected to in a mere eight years, according to a new... more

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May 11, 2009 | 0 comments

The Record in Hackensack, New Jersey, awoke to its worst nightmare recently when one of its biggest advertisers pulled all of its ads.

The reason?

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In covering the current swine flu outbreak, the ethnic media in the United States has been ahead of the curve on some stories the mainstream media is just picking up, such as a growing... more

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May 06, 2009 | 0 comments

Father William Cleary helped set up a Catholic parish in Satellite Town, one of the growing suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria, in 1987. The 73-year-old served there until July 2008 and saw the country... more

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May 05, 2009 | 0 comments

President Barack Obama is searching for a new surgeon general. He might consider screening the resumes of doctors a little lower in the federal ranks.

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It didn't take long, did it? Already, unscrupulous vendors are hawking products to "cure" or "prevent" swine flu. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

There's plenty of traffic on swine flu right now, and much of it is hysterical fearmongering, a... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

The World Health Organization has just its for swine flu pandemic alert level to Level... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

If you're covering the swine flu outbreak, you should make time for a free online class offered by the Centers for Disease Control on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.

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