| May 23, 2014
| 7:44 AM
So what do you do when you’re a death penalty state and the rest of the civilized world refuses to sell you the drugs for your lethal injections? Turn back the clock, apparently.
In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law that would...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Men over 65, as well as younger men with diagnosed heart disease, were at least twice as likely to have non-fatal heart attacks in the 90 days after they were prescribed testosterone medication than were men of the same age and health status who did not...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Hepatitis C is a health threat that everyone, particularly those in the baby boom generation, needs to take seriously.
Nonetheless, a bill now before the General Assembly that would require doctors to offer to provide a hepatitis C screening test to...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:18 PM
In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care.
A new study in this month's Journal of the American...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:33 AM
If the "prom draft" story wasn't enough to turn your stomach, consider this statistic:
One in five high school seniors reports binge drinking at prom, according to a 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association study.
'Tis the drinking season,...
| Mar 5, 2014
Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
| Jun 3, 2014
At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all,......
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
“Get off your butts,” the nation’s doctors said Tuesday, as the American Medical Assn. adopted a new policy on sitting in the workplace.
Citing mounting evidence that sitting for extended periods of time is really bad for you, the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Does it really matter if the medical establishment calls obesity a “disease” instead of a chronic health condition or a disorder?
It’s a question doctors and public health experts are considering in the wake of Tuesday’s vote...