| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DOZENS OF SUPPLEMENTS MARKETED ILLEGALLY
U.S. government investigators found that 20 percent of the 127 weight-loss and immune-boosting supplements they purchased online and in retail stores across the country carried labels that made illegal claims to...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DETROIT (AP) — It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" — allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race.
In the latest example, a white man with a swastika tattoo insisted that black nurses not be...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:49 PM
With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
| Feb 10, 2013
If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection.
But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A measure used by Medicare to penalize hospitals for poor performance is not linked to how many patients die after being admitted, suggests a new study.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A recent article highlighted the dysfunction resulting from the broken Medicare physician payment system ("End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all," Jan. 22).
Physicians who care for millions of Medicare patients across our nation are weary of the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Johnny Cash wrote that famous song about his first wife in 1956, when he was touring on the road and struggling to stay faithful.
The song "I Walk the Line" is about the sacrifices and the devotions of love — the profound lengths to which we...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies aren't up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama's health care law.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Too frou frou for Honey Boo Boo?
Could never fist pump to Jersey Shore?
You're not alone. Millions of people worldwide suffer reality TV elitism, a condition you might call Shunscripted Syndrome.
Symptoms include extreme aversion to TLC, pejorative use...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Of the countless applications (apps) available for your computer tablet and smartphone, there are an estimated 40,000 health-related apps for consumers and physicians. But how do you know if these apps are safe and accurate?
"You don't," says Dr....