| Apr 6, 2013
| 9:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks.
A federal judge in New York on Friday...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:02 PM
It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...
| Mar 14, 2013
(Guest columnist Ted Williams on March 21 submitted this postscript to his March 14 column)
In my recent op-ed I reported that a common over-the-counter drug, an effective and selective poison for feral cats, had not been registered for this use because...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
While caffeinated tea and coffee have been linked to some health benefits, such as lowering risk of skin and liver cancers, caffeine has some downsides. Some people are more sensitive than others and in addition to jitters, it can deplete sleep quality,...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:09 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — After setting off a storm of criticism from abortion rights groups upset that a Democratic president had sided with social conservatives, the Obama administration said it will comply with a judge's order to allow girls of any age...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:38 PM
An apple a day won't keep the doctor away forever. Sooner or later, you'll need to make an appointment. There are ways to make that visit flow smoothly.
Fact is, life is moving at a fast pace for everyone, including physicians. When Dr. Paul Griner...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It was hailed as a significant step forward in women's reproductive rights, but this week's decision by the Obama administration to allow non-prescription, over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step may do little to dispel...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't look for the morning-after pill to move next to the condoms on drugstore shelves right away — but after a decade-plus fight, it appears it really will happen. Backed into a corner by a series of court rulings, the Obama...
| Jun 15, 2013
We all know that every day, people in Mexico come across the border in pursuit of something they can't find in their country. What you may not know is that every day, people in the United States go across the border to Mexico for the same reason. They...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:17 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Here’s what’s going around this week in the Ozarks.
At Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Allergist Dr. Gregory Lux says grass pollen has hit hard.
This allergy causes hay fever symptoms of sneezing and itching and can...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Over the years many people have explored the world of medicine, trying to find new ways to help heal the sick. Natural Health Center, a clinic in Anchorage, doesn’t prescribe the typical over the counter drug. This clinic treats its patients with...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:23 PM
All of us are aware of the colf and flu season. Some have already fallen victim to one or the other or both. As a health professional I wanted to give some tips...old and new...that you might find helpful:
1. Wash hands with warm soap and water and not...