| Mar 30, 2015
| 7:59 PM
Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Indiana, noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Struggles with unemployment, food insecurity and unstable housing can take a serious toll on individuals' health, and stronger social supports could play a key role in improving their well-being, according to an advocacy group.
While national health...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:05 PM
Three patients at a Kansas hospital have died after eating Blue Bell ice cream tainted with listeria, but food-borne illness was not the sole cause of their deaths, health officials said Saturday.
“These people had been in and out of the...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 10:59 PM
An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit is in serious condition after arriving at the National Institutes of Health's hospital near Washington, officials said Friday.
Meanwhile, the U.S....
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Spring may have hinted at its impending arrival in recent days, but the flu season isn't finished with us. And it's wearing a slightly different face.
After tapering off at the start of the new year, the incidence of flu is on the rise again and now...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Parents aren't the only ones fretting about vaccines for young children. Trepidation about these routine immunizations has made doctors upset too, a new survey shows.
Fully 92% of pediatricians and family medicine physicians agree that it is important...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 7:43 PM
Three years ago, Japanese electronics giant Olympus Corp. was in crisis amid a massive accounting scandal and plunging sales of its signature cameras.
Executives vowed to save the 93-year-old firm by turning aggressively to healthcare and selling more...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Dr. Matthew Waxman recently returned to Los Angeles after spending nearly two months in the town of Lunsar, Sierra Leone, where he treated Ebola patients at an isolated medical facility.
He and colleagues toiled in harsh and stressful conditions, caring...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Public health officials across the West Coast are urging medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after two potential cases in Los Angeles recently.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Social ties and the opportunities for social interaction are considered strong forecasters of a senior’s well-being. However, 12-percent of seniors reported they rarely or never receive the social and emotional support they require, according to the...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:30 AM
Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes swelling of the colon and potentially deadly bouts of diarrhea, infects almost half a million people each year and contributes to the deaths of 29,000, according to new research.
In a paper published...