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  • Common cold, or is it the flu? How to tell the difference

    Several states have already begun reporting flu-related deaths. Whether you’re the type who runs for the clinic as soon as the flu shot comes out, or you don’t believe in it, the virus is out there, and none of us are immune. The problem is, flu symptoms can be similar to those that accompany the common cold. So how can you tell the difference? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colds are typically milder than the flu. People who get a cold are more likely to have a...

  • Doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in opioid death

    A Massachusetts doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient who overdosed on opioids he prescribed.
  • All Panthers need for postseason is a chance. But is there a realistic one?

    After this week’s Monday Night football results, the Carolina Panthers’ playoff chances tripled. Well, don’t get too excited. The Panthers’ (6-7) playoff chances went from about 4 percent after Sunday’s