In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
We suppose we should be more surprised by this, what with our DUI checkpoint posts being among are most clicked on blogs, but Florida ranks as the 13th most drunk state in the union, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It's not as much disappointing as it is kind o ... More >>
Here we are, yet again: another month; another spending bill down the drain. Today the federal government has officially shutdown -- well, "non essential" programs, at least -- which will affect a wide range of services from The National Institutes of Health to The National Park Service to The Depa ... More >>
Most of us may know cannabis as either a drug, a plant or simply a flower. But now it's apparently being regarded as a vegetable, particularly because of the double whammy of health benefits not only from consuming the plant, but juicing it too. Cannabis, better known in America as marijuana, has ... More >>
You probably know Cialis as that boner drug with the annoying commercial of a sex-deprived couple sitting in separate bathtubs gazing toward the horizon. The announcer says something about the dangers of erections lasting more than four hours and viewers get grossed out thinking about baby ... More >>
See also "Broward Whooping Cough Cases Shouldn't Surprise Anyone"According to the most recent data from the Florida Department of Health, 260 cases of whooping cough have been reported throughout the state as of the end of June.That's 120 more cases of the highly contagious respiratory ailment than ... More >>
Here's a grim statistic: More than 5 million people around the world die from smoking-related illnesses each year. That's roughly a quarter of Florida's population. Dead. Each year. The financial burden that comes along with these deaths and all those who survive their various bouts o ... More >>
We're a little more than six months away from Election Day, and you know what that means -- it's time to brace yourself for attack-ad season.Florida Republican Rep. Cornelius "Connie Mack" McGillicuddy sent one out on the airwaves yesterday that didn't have very much content in its 30 seconds, but w ... More >>
Nova Southeastern University in Davie will no longer do business with Primate Products, the controversial animal research facility in Doral, according to the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.After the release of several disturbing photos depicting monkeys with serious injuries, local activists ... More >>
Until I saw Milk yesterday, the biopic starring Sean Penn as gay activist and San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk, I'd forgotten all about the Twinkie Defense. Fellow supervisor Dan White shot and killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone in their offices at San Francisco City Hall in 1978 and got ... More >>
Feel the burn at India Palace
And the band plays on
One woman is trying to find the truth about two mysterious Coral Springs deaths
The Rev. D. James Kennedy teaches that homosexuality is a sin. Richard Murphy loves him anyway.
Cancer vaccines are the hottest thing in oncology. Dr. Howard Abel is bringing the experimental treatment to South Florida.
A public seminar on the evils of marijuana. An activist claiming pot saved his life. Someone was arrested.