| Sep 22, 2013
Re "When less medicine is more," Opinion, Sept. 18
We can save some of the $700 billion a year that Dr. Glenn D. Braunstein says is spent on ineffective care by reforming medical malpractice.
Much of the reason doctors run too many tests is to...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Ravens reserve cornerback Asa Jackson has been suspended without pay for eight games for his second violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Jackson served a four-game suspension as a rookie last year. Both suspensions stem...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Many people typically need a cup of coffee for a caffeine kick to get through the morning, but according to a recent study published by the Nature Neuroscience journal, caffeine can also help enhance your memory.
In an experiment conducted by Michael...
| Sep 17, 2013
Re "Taking aim at drug abuse," Sept. 16
Like virtually all other measures in California and across the nation that address the prescription drug crisis, the drug monitoring system called for in SB 809 focuses entirely on the supply side of the equation....
| Aug 17, 2013
Re "A closely guarded list," Aug. 11
It is unnecessary to require Purdue Pharma to disclose the names of California physicians who overprescribe the painkiller OxyContin, because the state already has that information.
As The Times has previously...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Some 15 years ago, Andrew Carroll heard the story: During the Civil War, Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, saved the life of Lincoln's son Robert at a New Jersey train station.
Intrigued, Carroll started digging. He not only...
| Nov 3, 2013
NARENDRA NAGAR, India — I am a dharma disaster, a chakra calamity.
I cannot meditate. My inner hamster is a maniac, and my legs refuse to cross for that long. So when the saried woman with the serene kohled eyes tells me that I have a private...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the past few weeks.
There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America.
Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:48 PM
For at least one Newport News shipyard retiree, parent company Huntington Ingalls' decision to drop Medicare-eligible retirees from the company's self-insured health plan, has had unexpected benefits.
Hampton resident Ashton Haywood initially...
| May 5, 2013
Almost everywhere you look, you're bombarded with advertisements shilling products that promise "energy," "pep" and "vigor" — all with little to no side effects. You can buy the products at any convenience or grocery store or by mail order. With the...