• Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Lauderdale Dr. Gary Snyder Argues Against Flu Vaccine

    Snyder's home flu repellent: Vitamin D​Historians will look back some day on the autumn of 2009 as a period of mass hysteria over a relatively innocuous strain of flu called H1N1, which so far has killed 1,000 Americans (normal seasonal flu averages 36,000 U.S. deaths per year, according to the CD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Waiting for Swine Flu Vaccine? Just Skip It.

    Don't want it. Don't need it.​In what may come to be called the Great Swine Flu Fuck-Up, local health officials have vaccinated thousands of schoolkids this year with the regular seasonal flu nasal mist -- a vaccination which unfortunately promises to protect them not at all. The seasonal flu vacc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Sex Ed Group Targets Florida in War Against Abstinence-Only Education

    That's a video from this past April, which gives you some context for the briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill by SIECUS -- the organization that promotes sex education and attacks the abstinence-only curricula that gained momentum during the Bush years.Obama's election brought a halt to that momentu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Planned Parenthood Opens Two New Clinics in Broward to Meet Growing Demand

    Photo by Judith Selzer Planned Parenthood CEO Lillian Tamayo makes it official in Pembroke Pines​Douglas Marshall, director of business development for Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, has no shortage of distressing accounts of patients he has helped. After the ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Cigarette Smokers Burned By New Tax; Cigar Aficionados Blow Celebratory Rings While cigarette smokers will now pay a dollar per pack more, the legislature gave the cigar industry a break. A new state-wide dollar-per-pack tax on cigarettes and smokeless and pipe tobacco starts today. The stated goal from the legislature is to encourage smokers to stop. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Wasserman Schultz Pummeled in Press

    C. StilesDebbie Wasserman SchultzThis time of year, the nation's college football teams stage spring practices, and in a measure to spare quarterbacks from risk of injury, teams dress that player in a red or yellow jersey -- a visual reminder to linebackers that this one player is untouchable. When ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Wasserman Schultz Beats Breast Cancer

    C. StilesWasserman SchultzAround this time one year ago, I was researching an in-depth article on Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the fast-rising Democratic congresswoman who represents the West Broward suburbs and still manages to be a minivan-driving soccer mom for her Weston family. I had no idea until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    The Strange World of Dr. Edison

    Here's a story about some ghosts from the past coming back to haunt Hollywood plastic surgeon Richard B. Edison. A Massachusetts man named Tim Clark has sued the doctor claiming that he sexually assaulted him over a period of two years in the 1970s -- when Edison was in medical s ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 2009
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    March 13, 2009

    NFL Tackles Flesh-Eating Infections

    Staph infections sacked these two Pro BowlersLast fall, staph infections were going around the NFL like a bimbo on a broken Ferris wheel. Even Time magazine felt compelled to point out that "a microscopic foe can be much more imposing than a 300-pound lineman"; why, even the indomitable Peyton Manni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Medical Examiner Perper: Casey the Likely Killer, Jett's Autopsy Flawed

    Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Perper became a familiar sight on TV after the death of Anna Nicole Smith two years ago, when he was the man overseeing her autopsy.  These days, he's been popping up regularly on Nancy Grace to talk about the death of toddler Caylee Anthony, despite t ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Simmer Down, Kids!

    Sex-ed teachers want to know: How do you get hormones to listen to reason?

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Doctor G-Spot

    He says he can find it, plump it, and unleash the Big O

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007
  • News

    August 31, 2006

    In Cord Blood

    Turning the miracle of birth into the banking of cold, hard cash.

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    The Protection Racket

    And the band plays on

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    No Touchy

    Keep Your Blood, Bud

  • Nightlife

    May 12, 2005

    Best Place for a Second Date

    Sunrise Health Center

  • Goods and Services

    May 13, 2004

    Best Boobs

    Cinderella Wig and Breast Prosthetic Salon

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    The Beav Speaks

    Jerry Mathers fights the itch

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Letters for April 1, 2004

    Criminals: We Love 'em

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Cardiac Cronies

    Enough waste and mismanagement to make you blow a valve

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Cuts You Up

    As the number of cesarean section deliveries in South Florida soars, some women use midwives to learn to trust their bodies and give birth naturally

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    A Screw Loose

    Sein Lwin is a political expert. Medicine? Well, that's something else altogether.

  • News

    June 26, 2003


    South Florida Blood Bank scrambles to make ends meet while paying its CEO big bucks

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Unsafe Sex

    Our intrepid reporter probes the gay orgies that have helped to spark a runaway syphilis outbreak

  • Subtropical Life

    May 15, 2003

    Best Correction

    Sun-Sentinel on March 8, 2003

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Letters for December 26, 2002

    Separating Whats Equal

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    December 19, 2002
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    December 12, 2002
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    November 28, 2002

    Blood Trade

    Two companies wage a never-sanguine war for your bodily fluid

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Acting Out

    Whether or not the state helps out AIDS sufferers, last week's botched protest says much about the HIV community's problem

  • Culture

    August 23, 2001

    Change, Change, Change

    Sing it loud, sing it proud, girls; it happens to the best of us

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Requiem for a Butcher

    Need a tummy tuck? Plastic surgeon Jerry Lingle may not be your guy.

  • Foodstuffs

    May 17, 2001
  • News

    October 5, 2000

    The Best Shot at a Cure For Cancer

    Cancer vaccines are the hottest thing in oncology. Dr. Howard Abel is bringing the experimental treatment to South Florida.

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    My Life as a Eunuch

    What's a man to do if he doesn't want his balls hanging around? Simple: Just find someone to cut them off.

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    The Last Sanatorium

    When tuberculosis, one of mankind's most pernicious diseases, threatens public health, the patients are sent to A.G. Holley State Hospital

  • Culture

    January 6, 2000

    Taking a Scalpel to Plastic Surgery

    "Body Buy Back: A Temporary Installation Reflecting on the Practice and Social Dimensions of Cosmetic Surgery"

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Miracle Baby

    Seven years ago Bill Wetzel got testicular cancer and became sterile. Luckily he had already made a deposit at the sperm bank.

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Sexual Roulette

    Despite the risk, HIV-positive gay men are engaging in unsafe sex in the wake of improved AIDS medications. Don't believe us? Check out South Florida's "backroom bars."

  • News

    March 4, 1999
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    February 4, 1999

    Nova, HEAL Thyself

    Members of a student group insist bad behavior, not HIV, causes AIDS, and that controversial message is testing academic freedom

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Color Blinded

    A federal grant earmarked for "African-Americans" with AIDS has care providers in Broward debating linguistics rather than logistics.

  • News

    September 24, 1998

    The Dentist Is Out

    The closure of a publicly funded children's dental clinic has low-income patients down in the mouth

  • News

    June 11, 1998

    Infuriating the Joint

    A public seminar on the evils of marijuana. An activist claiming pot saved his life. Someone was arrested.

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Cause of Death: Excessive Privacy

    You can die HIV-positive in Broward County, and your sexual partners will never know

  • News

    February 26, 1998
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