Iceland’s Phallogical Museum Now Has Human “Member”

The small island nation of Iceland is known for its frigid temperatures and volcanoes, but may now be known for something much stranger: the Phallogical Museum, which now has a human penis on display. Sigurdur...

Ask Your Pharmacist–10

We are bombarded daily by ads on television and in newspapers and magazines telling us about new prescription drugs that drug companies say will better heal whatever is ailing us. And almost always, they...

Finally, a Plan to Reduce Health Disparities

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane," said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech to the Medical Committee for Human Rights back in 1966....

Report: Most Americans Don’t Trust Nuclear Sites

In the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, some question America’s preparedness for a nuclear disaster, and whether the U.S. food supply has been affected by the ongoing...

Ask Your Pharmacist–9

Many prescriptions come with the following instructions: “Take with Food.” This leaves some people confused as to what food to take, exactly how much food they should consume with their medicine and why do...

Surgeon for the Civil Rights Movement, David M. French, Dies

David M. French, a surgeon, teacher and civil rights advocate who helped care for the victims of violent opponents to civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s, strengthened access to public health care in the...

Autism Advocates Urge Early Detection for Fast-Growing Disability

The researchers for the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) team aren’t trying to pry into people’s personal lives; they’re merely trying to help slow the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. EARLI,...

Talented Teen Beats the Odds, Heads to Johns Hopkins

In Newark, N.J., a city riddled with poverty and crime, one individual has fought to keep his dreams alive. Stanley W. Guthrie III, currently a senior at Saint Benedict’s Prep in Newark, has been...

Ask Your Pharmacist–8

Yes, it’s allergy season. You wake up with itchy eyes. You sneeze throughout the day, and you just feel miserable for hours. Trust me, I know. I am allergic just like you. The question...

Maryland Prescription Abuse Predicted to Grow Without Legislation

WASHINGTON - By October 2009, the Maryland State Board of Physicians had heard numerous complaints from pharmacists across the state about abusive prescription practices. So news that came late that month about Dr. Nicola Tauraso...

“Map the Meal Gap” Displays Alarming Disparities in Hunger Across the Nation

As joblessness and poverty continue to hit Americans hard, nearly 8.4 million families across the country are hungry, according to a recent report by Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The “Map...

Ask Your Pharmacist–7

Q. Not long ago, my doctor prescribed a new thyroid medicine, and since then, my hair has started falling out. What’s happening to me? A. It is not uncommon for some medication to affect your...

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