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  • Watch Bruins' Shawn Thornton pummel Penguins' Brooks Orpik [Video]

    Watch Bruins' Shawn Thornton pummel Penguins' Brooks Orpik [Video]
    Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is recovering from an apparent concussion after he was dragged to the ice from behind by Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and repeatedly punched while defenseless in the first period Saturday night at TD...
  • 100 hours of quietude

     
    Wednesday's print column "Vocal rest" sounds like a bit of fun, doesn't it? A holiday from the grinding obligations of everyday jibber-jabber. An opportunity for monastic contemplation. A lesson in the neglected art of listening and the truth behind the.....
  • The Scary Power Of The Word 'Cancer'

    Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
  • Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food

    Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food
    The recent call for labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients — especially on a state-by-state basis as in Connecticut — is unnecessary, unrealistic and uninformed. As someone who grew up and attended college in...
  • Nonprofit hospitals: Do they give back enough?

     Nonprofit hospitals: Do they give back enough?
    Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report. With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
  • Hot flashes may return after ending antidepressant

    Hot flashes may return after ending antidepressant
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For about a third of women taking antidepressants to treat menopause symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats will return after discontinuing the drug, according to a new study. "It's important for people to understand that......
  • Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures

     Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures
    End-of-life choices and treatment decisions are rarely discussed in the medical community, despite expert advice meant to encourage communication, studies suggest. As a result, many patients spend their final days receiving invasive treatments that they...
  • Cancer's funny?

     Cancer's funny?
    Not long after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine Clifford walked into her local Barnes and Noble with a simple request: "I'd like to see all of your humorous books about cancer." The clerk shot her a dirty look: "That's sick."...
  • Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study

    Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards. More than 37...
  • Gender income gaps persist among doctors: study

    Gender income gaps persist among doctors: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female doctors earn an average of $56,000 less each year than male doctors, according to a new study, which found that gap hasn't budged since the late 1980s. Researchers used a nationally-representative survey conducted in...
  • Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica

    Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the growing popularity of steroid injections to treat various kinds of back pain in recent years, a new review of past research finds the shots do little to alleviate sciatica, a common condition that causes leg and...
  • Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds

    Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds
    Nearly 1 in 5 patients in a hospital's intensive care unit gets care and treatment judged by the physician in charge to be ineffective, needlessly aggressive or pointless given the patient's dire state, a new study says. And the financial costs of that...