| Nov 19, 2010
It was overnight on Thanksgiving 2009 when the world's greatest golfer crashed his SUV into a tree. World-wide infamy followed.
The Tiger Woods scandal included more than one-dozen alleged mistresses. The first one, Rachel Uchitel, has been reported as...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Q: I read with interest your column regarding Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS). My brother was diagnosed with gout and given allopurinol. Within two weeks, he had a horrific reaction and was hospitalized in a burn unit.
He developed toxic epidermal...
| Nov 16, 2011
We are a nation plagued by sleeplessness. According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 million to 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems that can negatively affect health, alertness and safety....
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:41 PM
An Irvine-based doctor has lost his medical license for over-prescribing medication to a depressed patient a month before the patient died of an overdose.
Dariush Javanshir's license was revoked for prescribing 330 tablets of anti-anxiety medication...
| May 24, 2011
| 1:30 AM
An Ipswich woman who improperly obtained prescription drugs has a chance to keep the crimes from her record.
Denise M. Jung, 41, pleaded guilty to three counts of acquiring the medications illegally. According to court paperwork, she went to multiple...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:13 PM
A new study suggests that the 6% to 10% of Americans who use prescription sleep medications such as zolpidem (Ambien), temazepam (Restoril), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata) are more likely to develop cancer, and far more likely to die...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:44 AM
If you’ve popped the occasional sleeping pill to help you get a good night’s rest, you’re not alone.
About 10 percent of Americans say they’ve taken pills like Ambien before. But a new study links the use of those drugs to...
| May 14, 2006
The U.S. military is sending troops with serious psychological problems into Iraq and is keeping soldiers in combat even after superiors have been alerted to suicide warnings and other signs of mental illness, a Courant investigation has found.
| May 16, 2006
When Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark C. Warren was diagnosed with depression soon after his deployment to Iraq, a military doctor handed him a supply of the mood-altering drug Effexor.
Marine Pfc. Robert Allen Guy was given Zoloft to relieve the depression he...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 3:39 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods was drinking before he wrecked his SUV two weeks ago, a witness told a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.
That witness was the same person who pulled Woods from his damaged truck, a document released this afternoon states.
| Dec 30, 2009
| 12:41 AM
PHOENIX -- Golfer Tiger Woods is planning to enter rehab in Arizona for a sex addiction as well as Vicodin and Ambien use, according to The Daily Mail.
Questions have swirled about Woods having a "sexual compulsion" after he was connected to numerous...
| Mar 30, 2009
Lost jobs and lost careers. Promising businesses in shambles. The college acceptance letter returned to its envelope. This is how President Obama recently described the effect of the tanking economy on ordinary Americans -- and the stresses keeping them...