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Medicine

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Breaking News Shocker: Gretchen Rossi Will Not Get a Boob Job

    These Real Housewives' are real!​Fox News has just broken this jaw-dropping exclusive: Gretchen Rossi will not get a boob job. REPEAT: NO NEW BOOBS FOR GRETCHEN ROSSI! Oh, the humanity! Seriously, what happened to humanity?

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Crime Time: Boozy Mom, Asshole Cop, Thieving Aliens, Fast-Acting Pharmacist and Lotsa Stabbers

    It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more boozy moms, asshole cops, fast-acting pharmacists, apartments full of thieving aliens and loads of stabbings!Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police DepartmentCraig Anthony McVay, 48, of Garden Grove, was in the midst of three years probat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    The Story Continues: Bone Marrow Donation Facts, Statistics, and Other Stuff

    Courtesy of HelpTami.Org​ Before I wrote this week's news article, "A Bone Marrow to Pick," about Matthew Nguyen and bone marrow donation, my assumption of the whole process came from watching Grey's Anatomy. It was the third season and Izzy Stevens (Katherine Heigl) had to donate bone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Lit Drummer Allen Shellenberger Dead at 39

    ​Early this morning, news broke that Allen Shellenberger, drummer and founding member of Orange County band Lit, died yesterday at the age of 39. Shellenberger was diagnosed with brain cancer in May of last year. A tribute video to Shellenberger was produced and played before Lit's show at the Hou ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Get (Sugar) High at Knott's Berry Farm

    Not exactly the healthiest stuff. What's the best way to convince a bunch of overweight little kids and their parents to quit their high sugar intake, clean up their diets and avoid diabetes forever? The Weekly received the news today that the American Diabetes Association has come up with the brigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Tax-Pot-to-Save-Teachers Ad is Too Hot for TV

    Every two-bit party hack, corporate lobbying group and, yes, of course, The Chosen One can get TV airtime to sway the masses this way and that, to and fro, the hot issue du jour. But make that issue the legalization of marijuana so that it may be taxed to save our state from going into the shitter a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    UC Irvine To Fire Whistleblower Nurse?

    Paul SchultzThis is not Ethel Mark, but isn't she so cute?A cardiac care nurse at UC Irvine who raised questions about faulty narcotics pumps, proper nurse rotations and mandatory breaks was notified by management that she could expect to fired in early July, according to the California Nurses Assoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    What Do Pope, Larry Flynt, Mission Viejo Shoppers Have in Common?

    Media reports that as many as 16 actors and actresses in the adult entertainment industry recently tested positive for HIV have prompted new calls for legislation requiring condom use in all porn videos shot in California. Opponents to condom use include the multi-billion dollar adult entertainment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Send some love to Exene

    Exene Cervenka, lead singer of X, posted some news that require lots of good vibes sent her way. Here it is.   "After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Supervisors Abort Planned Parenthood Funding

    As anticipated, the Orange County Board of Supervisors today cut about $300,000 in Planned Parenthood health education funding by canceling the nonprofit's contract through the Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics. Each Supe cited a moral objection to Orange-based Planned Parenthood providin ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 23, 2008
  • Columns

    October 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Lit Drummer Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

    Allen Shellenberger, drummer for Orange County’s Platinum rock band Lit, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor earlier this month. After biopsy, it was discovered that Shellenberger’s cancer is malignant glioma ‑ a type of primary central nervous system tumor that usually occurs in the ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 24, 2008

    The Future Is Now!

    Beirut is a timeless metaphor of the past

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    Saving the Boobs

    Breast Cancer Benefit at Alexs Bar

  • Columns

    June 7, 2007

    Letters

    'Dude, what were you thinking?'

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    Tongue tied (sort of)

    A dispatch arrives from the cutting edge of science, where the wonders never cease: Tongue made from buttocks A Polish man who had his tongue removed has had a new one made using tissue taken from his buttocks. Jarislav Ernst, 23, from Gliwice, now has a functioning tongue made from his backside a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2006

    25 years later

    It was twenty-five years ago today, June, 5, 1981, that the first cases of what would become known as HIV/AIDS were reported in the Centers for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It was by no means the beginning of the disease– a recent study has identified the earliest i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    A Little Bit Pregnant

    Whoever said you can't be a little bit pregnant never reckoned with the can-do spirit of the Bush administration. As the Washington Post reports: New federal guidelines ask all females capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves -- and to be treated by the health care system -- as pre-pregnant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Prince Valeant and Mary Jane

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals, based out of Costa Mesa, wants to give cancer patients the munchies. The FDA has just approved Valeant's Cesamet, already on sale in Canada as Nabilone, to moderate nausea and vomiting in those undergoing chemotherapy. A Belgian company has made a similar project, Marinol ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 26, 2006

    Get Laid Now, Ask a Vagina How

    Attention men of Earth: Vagina Monologues will get you in good with the dames

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Chronic Tension

    Marvin Chavez is free. So can he please have his pot back?

  • Columns

    June 3, 2004
  • Features

    March 25, 2004

    Bitter Harvest

    Four Huntington Beach kids have died of a rare disease. Officials say theres no pattern. The parents say the answer could be underground

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Theres Got to Be a Morning After

    Emergency contraception may go over-the-counter

  • Columns

    May 29, 2003

    Give Blood, Replenish with Merlot

    How to live during the summer of our discontent

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Nursing A Grudge

    Nader Says Health Care Has New Enemy: Big Labor

  • Columns

    December 19, 2002
  • Features

    August 8, 2002

    How Jesse Became Jessica

    One mans story of becoming a woman

  • Columns

    June 20, 2002
  • Supplement

    May 9, 2002

    You Look Super!

    Beauty by the book

  • Columns

    August 9, 2001
  • Columns

    August 9, 2001

    It Wasnt the Cheese!

    Health crisis hits Commie Central

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Russians, Rockets and the Santa Ana River

    A closed weapons plant in the Chino Hills may be leaking hazardous chemicals into the Santa Ana River

  • Columns

    March 9, 2000
  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Juvenile Justice

    OC judge requires controversial public declaration of witnesses' HIV status

  • Features

    February 17, 2000
  • Columns

    January 27, 2000

    Bad Dirt!

    Are we inventing our own demise?

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Whose Poop Is It Anyway?

    How not to solve the Aliso Creek pollution mystery

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Redemption Song

    Dave Herrick's strange odyssey through the U.S. war on drugs

  • Columns

    December 16, 1999
  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Send Lawyers, Guns and Cigarettes

    Whos monkey-wrenching the Loose Moose Saloon?

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    This Sister Oughta Be Famous

    But of local publicity, this world-famous AIDS activist gets nun

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Jailbird or Lab Rat?

    Medical expert says Kubby should be studied, not busted

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Criminal Prosecution

    Body count grows in war on medical marijuana

  • Features

    January 7, 1999
  • Columns

    October 29, 1998

    Show Stopper

    It's two, two, two weeks in one as Clockwork plays catch-up after the hiatus brought on by last week's boffo Best of OC issue.

  • Culture

    October 8, 1998

    AIDS Shouldn't Feel This Good

    The Last Session rocks in a powerful, poignant Laguna staging

  • News

    March 27, 1997

    Abstaining from Reality

    President Clinton funds anti-sex programs

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