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May 18, 2009 | 2 comments

Anyone who has driven the highways around Los Angeles has seen the giant billboards with a chubby man stuffing a giant piece of cake in his mouth next to the words "Dieting Sucks." It's a promo... more

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May 15, 2009 | 4 comments

Anyone who has helped a friend or family member undergo cancer treatment knows the fear and frustration that can consume a patient's life. There are new, experimental treatments being touted every... more

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May 15, 2009 | 0 comments

Journalist. Santa Monica City Councilman. Music Producer. Entrepreneur. Bobby Shriver has worn a lot of hats, some of them simultaneously. Now,... more

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Ouch. Medicare is expected to run out of money in a mere eight years, according to a new... more

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May 11, 2009 | 0 comments

The Record in Hackensack, New Jersey, awoke to its worst nightmare recently when one of its biggest advertisers pulled all of its ads.

The reason?

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In covering the current swine flu outbreak, the ethnic media in the United States has been ahead of the curve on some stories the mainstream media is just picking up, such as a growing... more

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May 06, 2009 | 0 comments

Father William Cleary helped set up a Catholic parish in Satellite Town, one of the growing suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria, in 1987. The 73-year-old served there until July 2008 and saw the country... more

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May 05, 2009 | 0 comments

President Barack Obama is searching for a new surgeon general. He might consider screening the resumes of doctors a little lower in the federal ranks.

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It didn't take long, did it? Already, unscrupulous vendors are hawking products to "cure" or "prevent" swine flu. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

There's plenty of Twitter traffic on swine flu right now, and much of it is hysterical fearmongering, a... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

The World Health Organization has just raised its for swine flu pandemic alert level to Level... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

If you're covering the swine flu outbreak, you should make time for a free online class offered by the Centers for Disease Control on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

State, local and national agencies were supposed to be prepared for this swine flu outbreak. After September 11th, money started flowing to law enforcement agencies and public health... more

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April 27, 2009 | 0 comments

The swine flu scare in the United States may have started with just two Southern California children, but it intensified with the discovery ofmore than two dozeninfected students at a New York... more

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