| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:45 PM
By ANNA KNOBLACH
There is a reason that marijuana is an illegal substance. While the effects from medicinal marijuana have been scientifically proven to slow AIDS wasting, reduce the negative effects of chemotherapy and alleviate...
| 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...
| 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 7, 2012
| 5:57 PM
A Franklin County, Pa., judge recently made several decisions ending a lawsuit in which a former Waynesboro, Pa., man claimed he might have obtained hepatitis C from reused prostate biopsy needles.
Robert Eyler said in the lawsuit that he learned he...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 6:13 PM
Indiana cosmetologists put down their clippers Friday to take up a cause to protect their paychecks.
Barbers, hair stylists and nail technicians crowded the Indiana Statehouse, speaking out against a house bill. If it passes, barbers and cosmetologists...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:56 AM
EXETER, N.H. -- A former medical technician was arrested on Thursday in connection with a hepatitis C outbreak at a hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, a federal prosecutor announced.
David Matthew Kwiatkowski, 32, is accused of infecting at least 30...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:49 PM
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and HaysMed in Hays are working jointly to notify patients who underwent cardiac catheterization from May 24, 2010, to September 22, 2010, of potential exposure to hepatitis C.
The U.S. Attorney for the...