| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Self-proclaimed civil libertarians are up in arms over the National Security Agency's massive database containing information about whom we call and what we do on the Web. Defenders of the program say, "So what?" Unless you're a terrorist, no one in the...
| Nov 15, 2013
It will help clarify the discussion about Obamacare if we stop referring to it as health "insurance."
Insurance, as traditionally defined, is a hedge against disaster. You ante into a risk pool in order to protect you and your family against a large and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I have a bedroom problem. I took Viagra for several years, and it stopped working, so I was put on Cialis. Sometimes that helps, sometimes not. I'm too embarrassed to ask my doctor again. She says this is a part of aging because I am 58....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I am debating whether or not to fill the prescription for Estradiol, and I want more information on this drug, and estrogen in general. I need it for hot flashes. — M.G., San Diego
Dear M.G.: Estrogen is a highly misunderstood...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Q: I have to get up three or four times a night to urinate. My doctor tells me that it is a benign prostate problem, but there is nothing benign about it because I often have a hard time getting back to sleep.
I was prescribed terazosin, but it has...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Diuretics are usually prescribed as a first-line treatment for high blood pressure, though many people require additional drugs for blood pressure management, such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs). Diuretics help...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Let's say you want to buy a book for the male significant other in your life who doesn't read many books. I'm going to tell you how.
Step 1: Determine if he would even like a book as a gift.
The National Endowment for the Arts says that two-thirds...
| Nov 3, 2013
Tyler Jones is a Connecticut guy who grew up in East Hartford, played at Trinity College and gave Kevin Ollie his first set of golf clubs.
So when UConn beat Butler for the NCAA championship in April 2011, he went looking for news about the Huskies. But...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Make your Mother's Day flowers last twice as long with Viagra. We're not making this up.
Apparently, the popular erectile dysfunction drug, which will now be offered online by Pfizer, helps cut flowers last twice as long when added to the water....
| Aug 30, 2013
A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Settle this for us, Dan? Which is the bigger ask: a one-time, once-in-a-lifetime threesome or regular (and pretty damn elaborate) bondage sessions?
—Ruling On Private Enquiry Required
Let me guess: Your partner is into bondage, ROPER, and you're...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:03 PM
“Man of Steel” began its ascent toward pop-culture immortality during fall 2010 inside a pressurized cabin in the skies between […]...