Julia Louis-Dreyfus marks her final day of chemotherapy

The Seinfeld vet an Veep star, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, shared a video to Instagram that her adult sons made for her to mark the occasion. “My beauty boys @henryhallmusic @charlie_hall made this for me today, my last day of chemotherapy,” she captioned it. [Read More...]

Medical marijuana

There are few subjects that can stir up stronger emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and the public than medical marijuana. Is it safe? Should it be legal? Decriminalized? Has its effectiveness been proven? What conditions is it useful for? Is it addictive? How do we keep it out … [Read More...]

Trump’s Work-For-Medicaid Rule Puts Work On States’ Shoulders

Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish The Trump administration’s watershed decision Thursday to allow states to test a work requirement for adult Medicaid enrollees sparked widespread criticism from doctors, advocates for the poor, and minority and disability rights… [Read More...]

MLK III compares Trump to George Wallace

MLK III compares Trump to George Wallace The HillLeBron Reflects on MLK’s Legacy, Criticizes Trump on Holiday BloombergThe Latest: King’s daughter: ‘One people, one blood’ SFGate (blog)How Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination changed America 50 years ago and still affects us today Washington PostOn Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President … [Read More...]

What the papers say – " January 12

Calls for a second EU referendum, the tragic consequences of the winter flu virus and reported developments over Donald Trump's planned visit to Britain all make the front pages on Friday. The Daily Mail leads with claims that the US president has scrapped his plans to visit the UK … [Read More...]

The ghost in the basement

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Follow me on Twitter @BillEduTheater We are fortunate to have a country home in the Catskills where we can escape city life. An eight-year-old neighbor often crosses our meadow or bikes over to stop by for a visit. While I’d like to think I’m the featured attraction, his … [Read More...]

Trump’s Divisive Work-For-Medicaid Rule Puts Work On States’ Shoulders

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Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish The Trump administration’s watershed decision Thursday to allow states to test a work requirement for adult Medicaid enrollees sparked widespread criticism from doctors, advocates for the poor, and minority and disability rights… [Read More...]

Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

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Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa New York TimesDefeat Trump’s ‘s—hole’ politics of racism in 2018, 2020 The HillFew Republicans Acknowledged Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Slur HuffPostDonald Trump Compounds His “Shithole Countries” Bigotry with Lies The New YorkerOpinion: Donald Trump is a racist who preys on the powerless CNNFull … [Read More...]

Rhabdo: A rare but serious complication of… exercise

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It’s a new year, the gyms are unusually busy, and many of us started a new physical activity. Several health clubs are offering fun, interactive, and dynamic exercises such as whole-body workouts, functional training, CrossFit, high-intensity interval training, spinning, etc. Some of these classes are incorporating intense workouts, … [Read More...]

Iran marks end of 2009 vote unrest amid new demonstrations

State television aired live footage from across the country of those supporting the government, waving flags and carrying banners bearing the image of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The demonstrations come after the economic protests began Thursday, sparked by social media posts and a surge in prices of … [Read More...]