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Medicine

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Swine Flu Officially a Pandemic; 75 Cases in Miami-Dade

    Almost two months after the first case was reported, and about a month since anyone cared, the World Health Organization has declared swine flu is officially the first flu pandemic in 41 years!So far, H1N1 has killed 144 people, a small number compared to the millions who died during the last fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    1 out of 3 Swine Flu Cases in Florida are in Miami-Dade

    We had our fun popping the balloon of the swine flu, excuse me, H1N1 hysteria, but we never once told you to abandon your hourly ritual of hand sanitizer cleansing. Since Miami is a major hub of international travel, especially to Latin America, it always made sense to us that the strain of flu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    U.S. Won't Grant HIV-Positive Cuban Asylum

    viaGive us your poor, your tired, but apparently not your HIV We don't have to familiarize any locals with the wet foot, dry foot policy, aka The Cuban Adjustment Act. Any Cuban who makes it to American soil is allowed to seek residency. Well, not any Cuban migrant. Not if that Cuban is HIV . & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Sparked By Sucess in Miami, Feds Widen Health Care Fraud Force

    The string of headlines involving several local busts of fraudulent HIV/AIDS treatment facilities milking medicare for money was no coincidence. Two years ago the justice department begin specifically targeting medicare fraud in the city. After success in Miami and then Los Angeles, today Attorney G ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
  • News

    March 5, 2009

    If Looks Could Kill

    Back-alley plastic surgery sent Donnie Hendrix to jail. Finally, she talks.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Budget Crises May Force State to Abstain from Abstinence Only Education

    The birth control method preferred by Jonas Brothers everywhere may be the next victim of the state legislature's special orgy of budget slashing. A plan to eliminate the remaining $600,000 allocated this year to abstinence only education and abortion-alternative counseling is being advanced in ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    While You Were Out

    Florida's educational system leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    January 25, 2007

    Dr. Feelgood

    You're not a doctor, but Trauma Center lets you play one on TV

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006
  • News

    August 5, 2004

    Is There a Doctor in the House?

    At Miami-Dade County's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the answer would be No

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004

    In Good Time

    Miami does away with SCA

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Under the Stars

    Miami's gay community parties on despite the specter of a growing HIV/AIDS threat

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003
  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    Kid Koala

    Some of My Best Friends Are DJs (Ninja Tune)

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Insides Out

    Journey through some giant entrails

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Healthy Puff

    Celebrate the medicinal benefits of Mary Jane

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of December 12, 2002

    Once upon a time there was this African-American surgeon...

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of December 5, 2002

    Latin rock star strikes back!

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    Saving Souls, Saving Lives

    In the black church, treating the spirit doesn't always mix well with treating AIDS

  • Dining

    July 26, 2001
  • News

    August 24, 2000

    A Whack at PWAC

    The City of Miami and developers are targeting an AIDS group's venerable thrift store

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000
  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

    Best Charity

    Food for Life Network

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Fight for Your White to Party

    White Party Week is one of the nation's biggest AIDS fundraisers and wildest bashes -- a problem or a godsend, depending on whom you ask

  • Dining

    October 28, 1999

    Dish

    Analyze This, Don't Eat It

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    The New Dealers

    They're poor, black, and HIV-positive. Their product? The AIDS medications intended to cure them.

  • Calendar

    August 13, 1998
  • News

    March 5, 1998

    Gone But Maybe Not Forgotten

    What happens to a young artist's work when he or she is struck down by AIDS? Good question.

  • Dining

    January 29, 1998
  • News

    April 24, 1997

    Lawsuit? What Lawsuit?

    Miami Beach police have no idea why the city paid off a victim of alleged gay bashing

  • News

    January 30, 1997

    A Prisoner of Circumstance

    Rachel Better never worried about her stateless status until the INS locked her up. Then it was too late.

  • Culture

    August 8, 1996
  • Film

    May 23, 1996
  • News

    August 10, 1995

    Skin Deep

    Don't like your face? Your breasts? Your tummy? Get yourself new ones. Plastic surgeon Ernest DiGeronimo makes the kindest cuts.

  • News

    August 10, 1995

    Scar Tissue

    Critics question Ernest DiGeronimo's credentials and advertising practices

  • News

    June 15, 1995

    Firing Line

    A UM nurse told a patient about a positive preliminary HIV test result -- and that was the last thing she did

  • News

    April 6, 1995

    Loudmouths

    In the battle against AIDS, some people say shouting is more effective than talking. And if you don't agree, watch out!

  • News

    March 9, 1995
  • News

    September 28, 1994

    Bad Medicine

    He allegedly fondled and caressed patients against their will. AIDS patients. No wonder he is known as Doctor Scumbag.

  • News

    August 18, 1993

    Male Order

    Bruce Wheatley is a man. Bruce Wheatley is a nurse. Bruce Wheatley can't find work as an ob-gyn nurse.

  • Culture

    July 7, 1993
  • News

    May 5, 1993

    Love (and War) in the Time of HIV

    If you believe your lover infected you with the AIDS virus, what's to stop you from telling the world?

  • News

    March 31, 1993

    King Con Returns

    A bumbling justice system has allowed self-proclaimed AIDS miracle worker Basil Wainwright to continue peddling hope -- with harrowing results

  • News

    June 10, 1992

    All the Ooze That's Fit to Print

    The venerated Weekly World News burns Miami's press with a local model's plastic-surgery meltdown

  • News

    June 3, 1992

    Can You Keep a Secret?

    If it's about John Doe having AIDS, you'd better not talk. You're probably not supposed to know in the first place.

  • News

    November 20, 1991
  • News

    September 11, 1991

    A 4-Gone Conclusion

    You'll never hear anything bad about the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon - at least not on the station that airs it

  • News

    July 18, 1990
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