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Eke! Cigs May. 15, 2019

Wellnews

Electronic cigarettes contain a number of chemicals known to be harmful, most notably nicotine, heav... Read More

Tweeter-Totter May. 01, 2019

Wellnews

A nationwide survey of 600,000 people found an uptick in the number of teens and young adults experi... Read More

Again: Vaccines Don't Cause Autism Apr. 24, 2019

Wellnews

Another major study, this one involving more than 650,000 Danish children, has found no link between... Read More

Origin of 'Gory' Misses Bull's-Eye Mar. 13, 2019

The Word Guy

"The running of the bulls got off to a gory start." That was the first sentence in a CBS News report... Read More

Hedgehog Hygiene Hitch Mar. 06, 2019

Wellnews

The CDC is warning the public to be careful about playing with pet hedgehogs. A salmonella outbreak ... Read More

A Fortuitous Encounter With Al Michaels Feb. 06, 2019

The Word Guy

During a recent NFL playoff game, veteran NBC sportscaster Al Michaels reported that an official's p... Read More

Medicine Goes to the Dogs, Precisely Feb. 06, 2019

Wellnews

Precision or personalized medicine is the mantra these days. It's the idea that medical science can ... Read More

Nothing to Sneeze At Jan. 30, 2019

Wellnews

Millions of people think they have a food allergy, and millions of people actually do — but ma... Read More

This 'Calling Card' Hasn't Expired Jan. 09, 2019

The Word Guy

When a TV weather forecaster described a November blast of cold air as "winter's calling card," I wo... Read More

Poor Response Times Jan. 09, 2019

Wellnews

A national study comparing ambulance response times for cardiac arrest calls found that patients who... Read More

Words That Go Bump in the Night Dec. 26, 2018

The Word Guy

As a young graduate student, I once took a flight to Minneapolis that left LaGuardia Airport in New ... Read More

The Twelve (Indebting) Days of Christmas Dec. 25, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Readers: Merry Christmas. We hope those who are celebrating the holiday are fortunate enough to... Read More