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The Tale of the Tape

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.21.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of being challenged to a fight by Sylvester Stallone, who could beat me with one hand tied behind his back (though I might have a chance if he were blindfolded, too), I am going to call my ongoing kidney stone saga "Rocky."

With Rise in Heroin Use, We Need to Change Syringe Laws

Tessie Castillo | Posted 11.24.2014 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Instead of creating laws that sound good but in reality cause more harm, we should encourage laws that provide incentives for people to do the right thing. Want drug users to clean up their used syringes? Protect them from charges if the syringes are stored in a safe container.

Surgery: What to Expect in the Hospital

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

I have always loved my doctors, and I regard general anesthesia as a chance for the kind of deep sleep that I don't often get. At the time of my last surgery (nothing big), I thought of several tips that can help anyone who is admitted to the hospital for a medical procedure.

MORE Needles In Sandwiches?

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

TORONTO — Air Canada says a passenger found what appears to be a sewing needle in a catered sandwich on board a flight from Victoria, British Co...

New Take On Needles Could Save Lives, Say Researchers

Posted 05.26.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 05/25/2012 10:57 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Getting a medical injection in the future should be much le...

What To Expect At Your First Acupuncture Treatment

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.22.2012 | Healthy Living

When you hear the word acupuncture, what's the first thought that comes to mind? If the answer was "needles," you're not alone. Anecdotally speakin...

Kids Gave Each Other 'Flu Shot' With Hypodermic Needle Found On The Ground

AP | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education

LYNN, Mass. — School officials in Massachusetts say two elementary school children were given medical attention after they played doctor with a ...

Evaluating the Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Putting acupuncture under a microscope can be like trying to capture a spirit out of the clouds.

Boy With Needless Stuck in Him Airlifted

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil — The stepfather of a 2-year-old boy found with 42 sewing needles in his body confessed to jabbing them into the toddler during...

Brazil Man: Needles Were Meant To Kill My Stepson

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil — A man jailed for piercing his 2-year-old stepson with up to 30 needles said he intended to spite his wife by killing the chil...

Needles Extracted From Areas Around Brazilian Toddler's Lungs, Heart

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian toddler was awake and breathing on his own Saturday after doctors removed four life-threatening sewing needles from...

Should Physicians Participate in the Death Penalty?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

I submit that delaying the death penalty is an indication that our own brains are in conflict about killing people in the first place.