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Conviction and controversy

By Edward E. Plowman
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Health | Man knows not his time: U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop

Birth control pills could become OTC

Birth control pills could become OTC

By Whitney Williams
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Medicine | Birth control pills are one step closer to being as easy to purchase as aspirin—and according to a Tuesday statement from the nation’s largest group of…

Ireland’s abortion ban blamed for woman’s death

By Angela Lu
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Abortion | Pro-abortion advocates are clamoring for Ireland to change its abortion laws after 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar died following a miscarriage. Doctors had…

Barbershop banter on medical marijuana measure in Arkansas

By Mark Russell
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Politics | HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Arkansas could be the first Southern state to approve medical marijuana. If Issue Five is approved, patients who live more than five miles…

This is what I do

By Taryn Clark
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Medicine | It’s 3 a.m. Thursday, two nights after Superstorm Sandy barreled into Manhattan, and I’m standing in the ornate elevator lobby of New York-Presbyterian…

Oakland sues to keep marijuana dispensary

By Mary Jackson
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Courts | The city of Oakland moved last week to prevent federal law enforcement from closing its biggest marijuana dispensary, the largest pushback since an aggressive…

Boy crazy

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | The United States is a new mecca for parents who choose their baby's sex

Blocking the shots

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | Many homeschoolers are taking unnecessary risks by withholding common vaccines from their children

Miracle surgery

Miracle surgery

By Angela Lu
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Medicine | Success and sadness proceed from dramatic decision to separate conjoined twins, abandoned by their parents, at a 122-year-old mission hospital in India's…

Unhealthy decision?

Unhealthy decision?

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | A task force recommendation against screening for prostate cancer may make sense, or it may be an ominous sign of medicine's future under Obamacare

License to kill

By Cal Thomas
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Medicine | Oregon case may signal the next wave in assisted suicide

Middle sex

Middle sex

By Lynn Vincent
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Medicine | School board gives out pills but won't give in on reporting sex crimes

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