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The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness  By A.J. Wagner It started in New York State. After years of trying to deal with men and women addicted to drugs, Governor Nelson Rockefeller gave up. He was tired of the heroin users clogging the sidewalks, tired of the murder rate that was four […]

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Control yourself: The law can’t do it for you By A.J. Wagner When I was 12 years old, my dad got me a gun. He taught me how to shoot, clean and treat a gun in a safe and careful manner. I kept the gun on the back of a shelf in a closet in […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Tension-taming RX for your heart By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. The latest, must-know news about your heart: Feeling stressed-out too often raises your risk for deadly ticker trouble by a whopping 27 percent. That makes chronic tension as dangerous as smoking about two packs of cigarettes a week or having a 50-point […]

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Why flabby isn’t the new healthy By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. If the headline–grabbing news that “overweight people live longer” inspired you to skip your daily stroll or reach back into that bag of sour-cream-and-chives chips, we’ve got important info that could really extend your life: Despite some seriously nutty headlines (our […]

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The Fourth Amendment from 10,000 feet: Things are looking down By A.J. Wagner “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place […]

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Just kidding: The hoax, the prank and the law  By A.J. Wagner Assume, for this column, that Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o was a victim. That Ronaiah Tuiasosopo stole the identity of Diane O’Meara and convinced Te’o that she was a woman named Lennay Kekua. That Te’o fell in love with this made-up creature and believed […]

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Proofin’ ibuprofen:  How to use it safely  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. More than 20 million Americans and Canadians take ibuprofen every day, often popping the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) before they exercise or do heavy-duty chores – to prevent muscle aches and pains. But a recent report says ibuprofen plus strenuous […]

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Is it Alzheimer’s? Check for these imposters first By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Worried that a loved one’s forgetfulness, confusion and fuzzy thinking may herald the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? You owe it to him or her – and yourself – to get a quick check for brain-draining health conditions and other […]

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How to change a law: Well, maybe … By A.J. Wagner I don’t like some laws. You probably don’t either. Take, for instance, the City of Dayton’s red light and speed cameras. I don’t like them. I don’t like the laws that authorized the cameras, authorized the requirement to pay money to appeal, limit the […]

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5 ways to cool off a fiery health wrecker By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Is your body doing the slow (invisible) burn that fires up cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and brain drain – and even increases wrinkles and hurts your sex life? You can’t really feel inflammation until its damage is […]

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A court gesture: Fingered for a crime By A.J. Wagner This footnote from the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Swartz v. Insogna sets the table for a case decided last week in New York: See Bad Frog Brewery, Inc. v. New York State Liquor Authority, 134 F.3d 87, 91 n.1 […]

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Olive oil just got better  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Olive Oyl may have been Popeye’s one and only, but we doubt he could have loved her any more than we adore olive oil – another of the odd omega monounsaturated fats. This one is mainly omega-9, and it’s the secret sauce […]

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Let’s talk about sex, baby: Then talk about justice By A.J. Wagner One woman was fired for being too sexy, another for being pregnant. Both claim they were discriminated against because of their sex. The first woman was a dental assistant. She worked in a dental office for ten years. The first nine went smoothly enough, […]

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More gifts to unwrap  By A.J. Wagner Here are a few cases that the United States Supreme Court will decide in 2013. Most of them will remain under wraps until the end of June so, depending on your point of view, Christmas in July is a possibility. Also noted below is one case that the […]

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Know why beans just got even better?  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. As if there weren’t already loads to love about beans, these tasty and oh-so-satisfying legumes are looking even more appealing thanks to a headline-grabbing new report. Eating beans regularly knocks down high blood sugar, lowers blood pressure and cuts the […]

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The health benefits of cutting yourself a break By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Could cutting yourself a little slack improve your diet, help you stick with a workout routine and let you meet your health goals, from lowering blood sugar, LDL (lousy) cholesterol or blood pressure, to living with chronic pain? Positively. […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

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