| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday.
The finding challenges the conventional wisdom...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:02 PM
A trendy model of health-care known as "medical homes" may still provide cost savings and quality improvements, health care experts say, despite findings to the contrary from a study of hundreds of thousands of patients at southeastern Pennsylvania...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:32 AM
The Maryland General Assembly yesterday held an extensive set of hearings on a variety of bills dealing with marijuana. The bills varied from outright legalization to various decriminalization options. Much of the debate was predictable, but a few...
| Feb 16, 2014
In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done."
She also quoted a friend, columnist Maryln Schwartz, who lamented, "If you have ever wondered what it...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:06 PM
A vegetarian diet may help lower blood pressure, researchers who reviewed data from 39 previous studies said Monday.
The researchers suggested that a vegetarian diet could be an alternative to drugs for people whose blood pressure is too high -- a...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:40 AM
How to lose weight is a problem weighing on many Americans' minds. It's not easy, but it's not impossible. Read our five-day series that features six Central Floridians who have lost a total of 1,100 pounds and are keeping it off.
Winning the war on...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:17 AM
When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device.
But the plan backfired.
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Most anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight probably has wondered about appetite, perhaps wishing it to be less voracious. Scientists are looking at appetite and feelings of fullness as they try to figure out genetic connections to weight and what...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There's an easy way to help reduce hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure: Start monitoring at home. It's easy, inexpensive and effective.
"Blood pressure has to be measured regularly at home, not just once in a while at a doctor's...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:04 AM
La cadena de farmacias CVS Caremark, la segunda más grande en el país, planea suspender la venta de cigarrillos y otros productos de tabaco en sus más de 7,600 tiendas, a partir del 1 de octubre.
La decisión fue anunciada por la compañía el...