| Jul 19, 2013
This year marks the 50th anniversary of routine newborn screening in the United States. Since 1963, tens of millions of babies have had blood drawn from their heels to be tested for rare diseases.
The program has unquestionably prevented tragedies....
| Jul 3, 2013
Patients hospitalized for chronic illnesses often struggle after they are sent home, especially if they lack social support or money to manage their complex health needs.
So doctors are launching a pilot program at the University of Illinois Hospital...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I was pleased to read your coverage of the suffering endured by patients living with sickle cell disease ("As a sufferer, researcher and advocate, Johns Hopkins' Carlton Haywood has been battling the 'orphan disease' sickle cell all his life," July 7)....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:29 PM
At least one member of Allentown City Council will not be present for the much-anticipated vote on the city’s water and sewer lease tonight. Councilman Cynthia Mota has been hospitalized in Venezuela for nearly a month and is still not well enough...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 2:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Each year in the U.S. an average of a dozen high school and college football players die during practices and games, according to a new study that finds heart conditions, heat and other non-traumatic causes of death are twice...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK -- For the first time, Raif Adelberg presented his cashmere-heavy Raif fall-winter 2013 menswear runway collection during New York Fashion Week, staging a runway show Saturday in the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center as part of Details...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and more than 137,000 people die from a stroke. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This unfortunate situation could be improved if people knew more about stroke warning signs and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:51 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Thanks to commercials for erectile dysfunction drugs, men know to seek medical attention for "erections lasting more than four hours," but a new study suggests a blood disorder is the cause of many prolonged erections.
| May 22, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. In case you missed it yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee got the next set of budget dominoes in line as it voted, along party lines, to send the $27.65 billion budget plan approved by the......
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Children in Central Florida who need a life-saving bone marrow or stem cell transplant may now have their procedures locally at a center just for kids. This week, Florida Hospital for Children will celebrate the opening of the Kids Beating Cancer...