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  • Ignoring the flu can be deadly

    whatdoctorsknow.com On Dec. 20, 2009, 32-year-old actress Brittany Murphy died of flu-related complications in her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. Five months later, her husband, Simon Monjack, was found dead in the same home with the same cause of death:...
  • Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death

    Get a flu shot to ward off a case of influenza, and as an added bonus you’ll reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other type of unpleasant “cardiovascular event,” a new study finds. For some time, researchers have suspected...
  • Surviving holiday indulgence takes a game plan

    Surviving holiday indulgence takes a game plan
    The holiday season can be a caloric minefield for anyone trying to lose weight or just make it into the new year without gaining pounds. Because it is so much easier to keep it off than it is to take it off, use this game plan to resist temptation....
  • The Kid's Doctor: What is stomach flu?

    I've seen a lot of patients in recent weeks with complaints of "stomach flu." Just to be clear, "stomach flu" really is not flu at all, and has nothing to do with influenza. The stomach stuff is actually called gastroenteritis, and is typically caused...
  • Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers

    A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans. Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Whether we like it or not, viral illnesses are typical this time of year

    We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...
  • Man accused of selling deadly toxin online to undercover agent

    Man accused of selling deadly toxin online to undercover agent
    While many are debating the safety of the Winder Olympics in Sochi, you only have to take a closer look at the Sunshine State for some really scary news -- and be thankful folks are so open in their email. Jesse William Korff, 19, of Muse in Glades...
  • Open enrollment 101: How employees can save money on health care costs

    The Kaiser Family Foundation just announced the results of its 2013 annual health benefits survey, which provides a great snapshot of the trends in costs and coverage for employer-based insurance. You can use the foundation's findings to save money on...
  • What is hepatitis? Dangerous infections a worldwide health threat

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Together, hepatitis B and C represent one of the major threats to global health. Hepatitis B and C are both 'silent' viruses, and because many people feel no symptoms, you could be infected for years without knowing it....
  • Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized

    U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers. In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company, Rep. Henry A....
  • Guilt is a poor foundation for a gingerbread house

    Guilt is a poor foundation for a gingerbread house
    Allow me to re-create for you a heartwarming holiday scene that unfolded a few nights ago in my home, darkened by night, warmed by love, seized by the flu. Two hours into a fitful, codeine-induced sleep, I was shaken awake by the sound of my son...