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  • Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

    Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use
    Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients suffering from cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia and stroke, and circulation problems in the arms and legs. In roughly a quarter of those cases, the study found, the patient died.
  • More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations

    More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations
    SAN DIEGO -- The percentage of parents opting for the "personal belief exemption" to avoid vaccinations for their children in kindergarten has tripled in a decade, county health officials said Wednesday. The result is that 4.5% of the 43,000-plus...

    Whooping cough cases rise sharply in Long Beach

    Whooping cough cases rise sharply in Long Beach
    Long Beach health officials are warning residents of a sharp increase in whooping cough cases in the city. Health officials say 42 cases have been reported since January. Although officials did not immediately have a breakdown for the cases reported...

    AIDS at 30: Apathy plus HIV kills

    AIDS at 30: Apathy plus HIV kills
    It was a chilly spring day in Washington when Secretary of Health and Human Services Margaret Heckler made a historic announcement. "The probable cause of AIDS has been found," she began, "a variant of a known human cancer virus." It was 1984, and she...

    Review: 'Sovereign Body' aches with a sense of lost self-reliance

    Review: 'Sovereign Body' aches with a sense of lost self-reliance
    Thanksgiving dinner can often be a recipe for disaster, but it proves especially problematic for the workaholic chef who finds her familiar familial dysfunction laced with far grimmer ingredients in “Sovereign Body,” Emilie Beck’s new...