| Sep 4, 2013
Wracked by years of pain, struggling to maintain work and unable to lift his infant daughter, Chad Morgan was despondent. Then, on his way to yet another doctor's appointment, the 35-year-old air-flow technician, a Virginia Beach resident, heard a radio...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Owning some of South Florida's busiest pill mills was lucrative work and nothing held him back, Christopher George told a jury on Tuesday — not his complete lack of experience in the health care industry or even his criminal history as a convicted...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:06 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Steroid shots for carpal tunnel syndrome may help some sufferers in the short term, but most people end up having surgery whether or not they get the shots, according to a small new study.
Researchers in Sweden found that...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:33 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The scourge of drugs and baseball claimed its third former MVP in a month when Miguel Tejada was suspended Saturday for 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.
The Kansas City Royals infielder drew one of the longest...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:24 PM
We have been inundated with stories of professional athletes, who have hopes of gaining an edge over their fellow competitors, taking performance-enhancing drugs. It seems these athletes will do whatever it takes to win at any cost.
Maybe my old-...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:25 PM
An employee deprived of a $4,000 investment — that's what started the chain of events that led to Major League Baseball's suspensions of 13 players, including three-time most valuable player Alex Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, whose career...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:17 AM
When Wilmette teenager Sydney Martin goes beachcombing, she is in a sense looking for something very specific: a cure for a rare blood disease.
Martin, 16, a junior at New Trier High School, was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) at...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Major League Baseball has suspended all-star infielder Ryan Braun without pay for the remainder of the 2013 season for violating the Joint Drug Prevention/Treatment Program.
Braun was recently linked to a recent list of MLB players allegeldy using...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Clyde Ware was assistant chief of the Stoystown Volunteer Fire Co. on Sept. 11, 2001. He was the first firefighter on the scene when United Flight 93 crashed in Stonycreek Township.
“I was on the scene for an endless number of weeks,” he...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:51 PM
NEW YORK — The bats, balls and just about every piece of baseball memorabilia imaginable were lined up neatly, precisely on a long table inside the American League clubhouse.
Most were for All-Stars to be signed by All-Stars. All of them begged to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:52 PM
Last month, while the Obama administration fretted over what might be done in Syria, Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus chimed in with a suggestion. Just do what Clinton Defense Secretary Les Aspin had recommended in Bosnia: Send in American...
| Aug 11, 2013
WHAT THEY ARE: Also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids, they are drugs that mimic the effects of the body's naturally produced testosterone.
WHAT THEY DO: They build muscle (anabolic effects) and cause the development of masculine characteristics...