| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:44 PM
NOTE: Originally scheduled for Friday, April 4, in Richmond, the license hearing for Dr. Roger Phillips has been "continued." The Board of Medicine was not able to provide any further information.
The Virginia Board of Medicine summarily suspended the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Q: I’ve seen amber necklaces for babies that are intended to ease teething pain. Does this remedy work? Is it safe?
A: Infants and toddlers are developmentally primed to put objects of curiosity into their mouths, so pediatricians worry about small...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Citing a recently identified uptick in potentially deadly meningococcal disease, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommended Wednesday that men who have sex with men get a meningitis vaccination.
All men who have sex with men, whether...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:40 AM
No one would claim that implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been especially smooth.
The technical problems of the federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, last October and November, were only part of it: The administration has repeatedly...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
You're not alone if you've developed pain in your feet since the temperatures outside have dropped.
"Colder weather makes you realize there's a problem," says Dr. Jim Ioli, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School. "You're no...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: I have irritable bowel syndrome. I'm also about 20-25 pounds overweight. What kind of diet do I need to follow to address both of these issues?
A: Obesity and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common problems. Still, it's not easy to prescribe a diet...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:50 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women exposed to even low levels of urban air pollution during pregnancy may be at heightened risk of having a low-birthweight baby, according to a review of evidence from Europe.
Based on data for more than 74,000 women in 12...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it was stepping up efforts to prevent and address prescription drug shortages, calling the shortfalls a significant public health threat.
In addition to expanding early reporting requirements...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn.
The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
| Oct 26, 2013
In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain.
It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...