| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Researchers seeking weapons against HIV have solved a molecular riddle about how the pathogen docks with immune system cells to unleash its viral mayhem.
Their computer-generated images of the molecules, which are 185,000 times smaller than the width of...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Dallas County Health department recently notified me about two cases of measles in the Dallas area (in June) and nine new cases reported in Fort Worth. All doctors in our area have been asked to be vigilant about vaccinating, as...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Over the last several months, a lot of patients (especially those old enough to talk) have asked me about the new needleless jet injectors for vaccinations. Of course, anything that says "no needle" and "painless" has a lot of appeal for both doctors...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
NEW YORK — Less than a week after Elisabeth Hasselbeck said her goodbyes after 10 years on "The View," another divisive blond has joined the daytime talk show.
On Monday, Barbara Walters confirmed the rumors that Playboy model-turned-anti-vaccine-...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Researchers have released another study about infant vaccinations and autism and the results match up with what other reports have found: The number of vacccines an infant receives is not linked to increased risk of being diagnosed with autism....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Throughout its 13 seasons over eight years, Intervention has seemed like one of those shows that will just always be around. Every so often it comes in with a new batch of episodes depicting the harrowing journeys of addicts desperate to get clean and...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:45 AM
In the public libraries of Seattle (as in most public libraries), patrons are not allowed to eat or sleep (or even appear to be sleeping) or be shirtless or barefoot or have bad body odor or talk too loudly — because other patrons might be...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...