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  • Details on Newport News pain doctor's license suspension

    Details on Newport News pain doctor's license suspension
    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...
  • Subject to debate: Do the Obamacare delays break the law?

    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...
  • An FDA success story on antibiotics

    Skeptics scoffed late last year when the Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock. Most of the antibiotic use in this country is in the agriculture industry, with the drugs routinely added to animal...
  • Gluten-free beauty products in demand among some customers

    Gluten-free beauty products in demand among some customers
    Amy Soergel's lip gloss was making her sick. The problem, she realized, was gluten — hydrologized wheat protein, to be exact. Then she went to the hairdresser who used a shampoo that made her neck burn. Again, it contained gluten. "There's...
  • Man who posed as doctor to bilk patients gets five years in prison

    Man who posed as doctor to bilk patients gets five years in prison
    SAN DIEGO — A 52-year-old La Mesa man Friday was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of practicing medicine without a license and promising to cure patients of AIDS, cancer and other maladies. Desperate, terminally ill patients...
  • House of Delegates advances medical marijuana bill

    House of Delegates advances medical marijuana bill
    The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Saturday to legislation that would liberalize its current law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.  The legislation, sponsored by Baltimore County Democratic Del. Dan K. Morhaim, would...
  • #JennyAsks: Jenny McCarthy ridiculed on Twitter for anti-vaccine views

    Jenny McCarthy has learned the hard way that Twitter can be a dose of bitter medicine.  On Thursday, "The View" co-host posed a seemingly innocuous question to her 1.1 million followers on Twitter: "What is the most important personality trait you...
  • Measles is spreading, and the anti-vaccine movement is the cause

    Measles is spreading, and the anti-vaccine movement is the cause
    And now, New York City. Measles is spreading in upper Manhattan and the Bronx, according to public health authorities in New York. About 16 cases have turned up, including two that involved contagion in doctors' offices. Outbreaks have also been...
  • More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals

    More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals
    The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan. The development announced Wednesday clears a major...
  • Insomnia hits most people at some point

    Insomnia hits most people at some point
    Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling is never fun. But we all experience this insomnia at some points in our lives. When sleeplessness becomes chronic, it can cause other health and lifestyle problems. Dr. Audrey Liu, a sleep specialist at Mercy...
  • Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say

    Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say
    Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area. Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...