Does diet soda increase risk of stroke? - TheDC

| Laura Donovan

A new study finds that diet soda consumption could put consumers at a higher risk of suffering a stroke

The difference between smoking and abortion

op-ed | Theodore J. King

Smoking, which is enjoyable, may eventually kill; abortions, which are not enjoyable, will immediately kill.

LFO singer dies at 36 - CNN

Entertainment | interns

LFO singer Rich Cronin’s battle with leukemia has a sad ending

'What a stupid I am': Penalty on 18 dooms Johnson - ESPN

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

A controversial rules violation marred the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday and cost Dustin Johnson a spot in a playoff and a possible major title

Confronting North Korea: Who’s in charge?

Energy | Doug Bandow

We see through a glass darkly, said the Apostle Paul, and that is certainly the case when it comes to North Korea. Power appears to be shifting as the Supreme People’s Assembly meets in Pyongyang

Tiger Woods posts another 69, but is upstaged by Barnes - Orlando Sentinel

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The round marked the first time the world’s No. 1 player had broken 70 in back-to-back rounds this year

'Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies at 42 - AP

Entertainment | admin

Gary Coleman, the child star whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage

Bret Michaels back in hospital after suffering 'warning stroke' - PopEater

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Rocker Bret Michaels is back in the hospital after suffering a ‘warning stroke’ just weeks after his near-fatal episode with a brain hemorrhage

Will there be a doctor in the house?

Editorial | Linda Johnston

We are being driven out. ObamaCare will turn what has been a slow attrition into a flood

A Challenge to the Tea Party: Amend the Constitution

Opinion | Will Haun and Chris Palko

We suggest that developing a grassroots network to adopt three constitutional amendments that would regain permanent control of the federal government

Third round begins at Augusta with Tiger lurking - AP

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Finding himself in a familiar position heading to the weekend at Augusta National, Tiger Woods flashed a smile that oozed with confidence

Heart disease prevention not just for boys anymore

Opinion | Kerri Houston Tolozcko

Good news for women’s heart health and breast cancer treatment

Kim Jong ill - Times Online

World | interns

North Korean leader ‘has chronic kidney failure’ according to head of a South Korean state research institute

Why Michelle and Laura should get together

Opinion | Jean Card

Raising awareness among women—especially minority women—about the deadly nature of heart disease and what can be done to combat it would fit beautifully into Michelle Obama’s basket of issues that she has already taken on as first lady.

'Deadliest Catch' captain dies of stroke - PopEater

Entertainment | Pat McMahon

Phil Harris, boat captain from the popular television show ‘The Deadliest Catch,’ dies of a stroke at age 53

Blood pressure: What you can do for yourself

| Julia McClatchy (admin)

Studies consistently show that lowering blood pressure significantly lowers the risk of stroke and also, though less dramatically, the risk of heart attacks, heart failure and kidney problems

Man dies after watching 'Avatar'

| AJ

A Taiwanese man with a history of high blood pressure has died of a stroke that an emergency room doctor says was likely triggered from over-excitement while watching the 3D blockbuster Avatar