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Behavioral Conditions (INACTIVE)

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  • Fight club reawakens and channels veterans' warrior spirit

    Fight club reawakens and channels veterans' warrior spirit
    SAN DIEGO — Todd Vance — Iraq combat veteran, bar bouncer, and social-work major at a local university — is lecturing two dozen of his fellow veterans on the techniques and joys of the chokehold. "You want the blade of your forearm on...
  • C. Everett Koop dies at 96; former U.S. surgeon general

    C. Everett Koop dies at 96; former U.S. surgeon general
    In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
  • Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row

    Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row
    Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in...
  • Dr. James West dies at 98; a founder of Betty Ford Center

    Dr. James West dies at 98; a founder of Betty Ford Center
    Dr. James W. West stood on the cutting edge of medicine in the middle of the 20th century and recognized "it sounded bizarre to remove an organ from a dead person and expect it to work." He was part of a team of surgeons who helped change that perception...
  • Addressing girls' health needs at juvenile detention centers

    Addressing girls' health needs at juvenile detention centers
    Latrice lifts the sleeve of her gray sweatshirt to reveal small, dark lines — scars from slicing her forearm over and over to drown out pain from years of sexual abuse. She says she was an alcoholic, dropped out of school in the eighth grade and got...
  • Legal drugs, deadly outcomes

    Legal drugs, deadly outcomes
    Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit. Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid. Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing. Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...
  • Dr. Thomas Szasz dies at 92; psychiatrist who attacked profession

    Dr. Thomas Szasz dies at 92; psychiatrist who attacked profession
    Dr. Thomas Szasz, the New York psychiatrist whose Don Quixote-like attacks on the psychiatric profession in the 1960s and 1970s led him to a position of prominence and influence before his radical ideas fell into disrepute and he faded into obscurity, has...
  • The need to find a lasting good

    The need to find a lasting good
    It's four days in and I'm still trying to wrap my mind around what happened inside that elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last week. Like people all over the country, I spent much of the weekend glued to the news on TV, absorbing each painful...
  • Cross-country tour to point out the failure of the war on drugs

    Cross-country tour to point out the failure of the war on drugs
    SAN DIEGO — If there is a more profound and costly failure than the war on drugs, it hasn't come to my attention. In Mexico, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 people have been killed or have disappeared since 2006, as drug cartels wage bloody battles...
  • Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting

    Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting
    Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back. "I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the...
  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72
    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...