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Gardner Claims Support From Nonexistent Group

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

An advertisement produced by senatorial candidate Cory Gardner refers to the "American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists" as a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter. But this group apparently does not exist.

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Briefly Interrupts 3-Month Vacation to 'Work'

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress followed up their recent five-week vacation with almost two whole weeks of actually doing their jobs, so to reward themselves they're now going to take off on another vacation. Until mid-November.

New Morning After Pill

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Plan B's Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama administration is trying to have it both ways on the "morning after" pill, and by doing so is taking a firm anti-scientific stand for irrationality. But Obama promised us all, in his first campaign, to do away with having politics dictate federal scientific policy.

The Safe Use of Topical Pain Relievers

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Topical pain relievers are generally inexpensive and available in your local drugstore. They contain over-the-counter active ingredients like capsaicin, methyl salicylate or menthol. The following tips are a useful guide to safely using topical pain relievers.

Major Medical Group Says Birth Control Should Be Sold Over The Counter

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.21.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON -- No prescription or doctor's exam needed: The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should b...

What More Women Are Buying To Spice Up Their Sex Lives

New York Times | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women

Since Ms. B. entered her mid-40s, she says, sex has been more about smoke and mirrors than thunder and lightning. She is rarely if ever interested eno...

We Are All an 11-year-old Girl -- And She Is Pissed

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Women are the last remaining voting majority who are treated like a splinter group. It will stay that way until we stand up for ourselves, together, and demand power.

Avandia and the Heart: A Reminder That Drugs Can Harm

Madan Kwatra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madan Kwatra

Educating people that drugs can cause harm is likely to reduce our consumption of drugs and our risk of experiencing adverse drug effects.

Question For Obama: How About A Science-Based Drug Policy?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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