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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein, a Washington Times staff member since 1985, is manager of special sections in The Washington Times' Advertising and Marketing Department.

Previously, she spent 30 years as a Washington Times news reporter, covering national domestic policy, in addition to being a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively on welfare and family issues such as child support enforcement, abstinence and sex education, child welfare, sexually transmitted diseases, marriage, divorce, cohabiting and gay marriage.

She has won several newspaper awards, including 1977 Cub Reporter of the Year and 1983 Heart of New York award, both from the New York Press Club.

Articles by Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

WETZSTEIN: Religious strength tied to well-being

In this season of holidays, it seems timely to assess the value of religion in human lives. The bottom line: Being religious is positively associated with well-being. Published December 6, 2010

Facing temptation on Facebook

Using Facebook to track down "old flames" isn't a good idea for husbands or wives, but they need not flee from the popular social networking site either, marriage experts say. Published December 5, 2010

Documentary traces children's AIDS

In the spirit of "never forget," a documentary about how thousands of American hemophiliacs became infected with the emerging AIDS virus is being released publicly Wednesday in honor of World AIDS Day. Published November 30, 2010

Jeb Bush urges action on NCLB

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and members of a new "children's union" called Tuesday for the swift reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Published November 30, 2010

Daily HIV pill use yields strong results

Men who faithfully take a daily pill that contains drugs to treat HIV can reduce their risk of catching the deadly virus by up to 73 percent, the National Institutes of Health said in a study released Tuesday. Published November 23, 2010

U.S. not close to STD goals, CDC reports

The U.S. gonorrhea rate fell to a record low in 2009, but the syphilis rate notched up again and the chlamydia rate reached a historic high, the federal government said in its annual report on sexually transmitted diseases. Published November 22, 2010

Changes in family trends raise qualms

Americans are "suspended between acceptance and unease" about the many changes in family trends, says a new report based on the views of nearly 2,700 people. Published November 18, 2010

Caffeine-laced alcoholic drink marketers warned

Four marketers of popular caffeinated, high-alcohol drinks have been sent warning letters that these products are not safe and cannot be portrayed as safe, federal officials said Wednesday. Published November 17, 2010

Schumer: Four Loko, similar drinks will be banned

New York's senior senator said Tuesday that high-alcohol, caffeinated beverages such as Four Loko and Joose will soon be banned by the Food and Drug Administration. Published November 16, 2010

WETZSTEIN: Culture war gets Amazonian

If anyone thinks that America's culture war over sex is losing steam, they only need to Google "" and "pedophile" and read the news. Published November 15, 2010

**FILE** In this photo from May 25, 2010, Inc. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos speaks during the company's shareholders meeting in Seattle. (Associated Press) draws criticism for selling pedophilia book

Child-welfare advocates are still fuming over's online offering of a "guidebook" to being a pedophile by an author who says he wishes to give "that particular sexuality" a more benign face. Published November 11, 2010

Cigarette warnings to be more graphic?

Scenes of a graveyard and the words, "Smoking can kill you," may one day cover the entire top half of a cigarette package if the federal government's new warning label system comes to pass. Published November 10, 2010

Census: Solo households continue to expand

More than one in four American households has only one person in it, reflecting a slow but steady expansion of single living, the Census Bureau reports. Published November 10, 2010

Gays again target DOMA in court

A gay rights legal group has taken a second aim at the federal law that backs the traditional definition of marriage in federal programs and protects states from being forced to recognize other states' gay marriages. Published November 9, 2010

GOP draws religious groups, unaffiliated

In the 2010 contest for House seats, Republicans won stronger support from people in the major religious groups — and even the unaffiliated who usually vote Democratic, an analysis of exit polls show. Published November 4, 2010