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Deal or steal? Groupon for laser therapy treatment of toenail fungus

Groupon was recently offering laser treatment of toenail fungal infections for $199. Is this a deal (in some clinics treatment can be $600 t

What happens when there is no abortion law…

There is no abortion law in Canada. It is neither legal nor illegal, it is simply a medical procedure and covered by universal health care.

The neurochemistry of love: put your passion to the test

According to functional MRI scanners, love isn't an emotion it is activation of the reward center (it's all about the forebrain, baby). And

Arizona's New Abortion Law Doesn't Do What Everyone Thinks It Does

Pro-choice supporters are ridiculing Arizona's new restrictive abortion bill, but its most controversial provision isn't actually th

7live - Dr. Jennifer Gunter: AIDS, three decades later - 12/01/2011 | So...

In light of Worlds AIDS Day, Kaiser Northern California Dr. Jennifer Gunter shares the latest news in AIDS research and prevention.

Siri didn’t stumble over abortion for me, but struggles over Trader Joe’s

Pro choice supporters have been abuzz and aghast over a piece making the viral rounds, that Siri (Apple's voice activated system to answer e

Google+ May Pass Twitter Among U.S. Adults Online - Businessweek

Google Inc.’s new social-networking service may grow to claim 22 percent of online U.S. adults in a year, passing Twitter Inc. and LinkedIn

HBO Documentary Films: The Weight of the Nation Trailer

To win, we have to lose. The four-part HBO Documentary Films series, The Weight of The Nation explores the obesity epidemic in America. For

Thoughts on winning my own personal hunger games

Las week I had what can only be described as the cold virus from hell. Headache, fever, body aches, and congestion so bad that my eyes were

9 states have legalized malpractice against women. Arizona hopes to be t...

Prenatal testing during pregnancy is offered with the goal of identifying medical conditions that affect a fetus. Some of these medical cond

Pre-abortion ultrasound: the medical evidence and why it’s important

The growing momentum among state legislators to enact ultrasound "requirements" for abortion is an interesting tactic. Currently 20 states r

The low oxalate diet and vulvodynia: how a case report becomes snake oil

Restrictive diets, the most common being the low oxalate diet, are widely reported in the lay press and on-line for vulvodynia (a chronic pa

More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight: the normalization of u...

34% of the adult population in America (32% of men and 35% of women) is obese. While the rate of obesity (body mass index ≥ 30, or 30 lbs ov

The 5 states with the best and the worst scorecards for health insurance

The Kaiser Family Foundation just published the latest numbers of the state of health insurance. The numbers are from 2010 (it takes a while

Emergency contraception: know your options

Emergency contraception is just that. Something you take (or do) to prevent a pregnancy when you have unprotected intercourse. Emergency is

A new app with a unique twist on weight loss journaling

Journaling for weight loss (obsessively writing down every thing that goes into your mouth) is a key tool for successful dieters. Studies te

The Duggar’s Russian roulette with prematurity

Michelle Duggar is pregnant again. Number 20. Perhaps ratings were slumping for their "reality" show? I use the term reality loosely, bec

Twitter is a microcosm of our attitudes to domestic violence

Frieda, adopted from a shelter. About 12 yrs old now. Missing one leg. I see a lot of tweets from animal shelters about needing help with f

Smoking in pregnancy: the facts and the hypocrisy

Here’s the bottom line. Smoking kills babies. A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine in 2010 tells us just ho

What are the different prenatal screening tests?

Prenatal screening tests help identify pregnancies that are at increased risk for certain birth defects. These tests are performed in the 1r