| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:48 PM
A federal jury awarded a combined $9 billion in punitive damages against Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. after it found that the drug makers did not disclose cancer risks for their diabetes medicine, Actos.
The jury in Lafayette,...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:46 AM
The American Fitness Index has ranked Baltimore 25th of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in terms of overall fitness. The annual index measures city health based on preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to healthcare and...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Far too many people neglect foot problems, suffering unnecessarily when they could seek help from a podiatrist. After all, your feet help you stay active. Proper foot care is as important any other aspect of healthcare, says Dr. Laura Pickard, a solo...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
A California Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday to mandate warning labels on sweetened drinks that contain at least 50 calories per cup. Which invites the question: Who reads drink labels?
Supporters of SB 1000, including Sen. Bill Monning (D-...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Two of my medical patients have taken the liberty of successfully using their own testosterone injectables on their cats to reverse diabetes. I thought you might want to pass this information along. -- E.L., via cyberspace
A: No, thank you. Instead,...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Sometimes on the tennis court, Zoe Monge starts to feel anxious, shaky and dizzy, and it has nothing to do with her opponent.
"My blood sugar will go really low,'' said Monge, the No. 3 player on Dr. Phillips' girls tennis team. "You feel like you're...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Nearly half a century has passed since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Yet decades later, only modest progress has been made to reduce the pervasive...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease.
An Internet search for "sell...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
| Apr 20, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets.
RICHMOND – It will cost an estimated $1.35 billion next year to provide health insurance for 293,500 state and local government employees,...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Sometimes, two things come together beautifully, like chocolate and peanut butter. Lennon and McCartney. Woodward and Bernstein. Other times, opposites come together and still produce something beautiful. This weight loss study, involving Comcast cable TV...