| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity.
A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:21 AM
As tattoos have become more mainstream in our culture, more and more teens at younger and younger ages are hitting up their parents to be inked.
But there are so many considerations besides just age, including health considerations.
And one of the...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Touring together for the first time in more than two decades, the reunited members of the Beach Boys will catch a new wave into Orange County.
The Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour kicked off last month to enthusiastic crowds. As part of their tour of...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Are you one of the nearly 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964? Well, congratulations baby boomers. You've made it through some crazy times and you're still here.
However, there's a disturbing new trend among your generation and we're not talking...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:49 PM
A third Hays Medical Center patient has testing positive for a strain of hepatitis C.
According to Hays Daily News, the strain is closely related to that carried by a former contract employee at the hospital.
That employee is a traveling contract...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Anewly formed infectious disease clinic in Lynchburg, VA is bringing expert medical care to those in the area with hepatitis C.
An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have a chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Most of them don’t even...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 3:29 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Monday approved Gilead Sciences Inc's four-drug combination pill to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The four drugs in one pill, which was formerly called the Quad and had been considered one of Gilead's more...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 2:46 PM
PITTSBURGH -- A Kansas woman who says she was infected with hepatitis C by a former medical technical has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh hospital.
Linda Ficken claims that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was negligent for not...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:50 AM
It looks like the judge really stuck it to this guy.
Steven Beumel, 49, admittedly swiped syringes loaded with pain meds during patients' procedures done at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and then replaced them with syringes of saline with dirty...
| Jun 1, 2012
Baby boomer alert! The government has come out with a draft recommendation that all those born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for Hepatitis C.
The virus that causes chronic infections in eight of 10 affected and leads to liver disease, was first...
| Jun 27, 2012
A new proposal to screen all baby boomers for hepatitis C means doctors face the prospect of educating an entire generation about an infection often associated with risky behaviors, such as sharing needles and unprotected sexual contact.
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:36 AM
A Virginia inmate who sent blood-smeared, threatening letters to courthouses will spend another 10 years and five months behind bars.
Prosecutors say the letters sent by 24-year-old Richard Crowder to courthouses in Roanoke and Roanoke County...