| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts.
Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...
| May 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Zach Braff (Northwestern University, class of '97), the third most popular Zach in Hollywood (after Galifianakis and Efron), went back to his old school last week. He'd returned to teach an acting class, a one-time workshop. The day before, he tweeted:...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut agreed to pay $400,000 to psychiatrists and behavioral-health providers for services dating back to Jan. 1 and to reprocess thousands of claims, the state Insurance Department said Wednesday.
At issue is...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:10 PM
A Sinai Hospital cardiologist is launching a clinical trial of a type of coronary artery disease drug not yet tested in humans, building on a history at the Baltimore hospital of research to develop more effective treatments to prevent blood clotting....
| Nov 12, 2012
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Low health literacy is costing the health care system more than $300 billion annually, according to the American Medical Association. When almost one third of patients can't understand basic health information, can'...
| Nov 12, 2012
The AMA Foundation, in its "Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand" publication, outlines the dangers engendered by low health literacy — the inability to use and process health information — in 90 million U.S. adults....
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The national debate over legalizing marijuana should be guided as much as possible by facts ("Stirring the pot," Nov. 12). Although marijuana is listed by the DEA as a "Schedule 1" drug — the same category as heroin — the notion that...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:25 AM
In recent years many leading health organizations have advised that all women age 40 and up have an annual mammogram or be tested every two years for the presence of breast cancer. Women with a higher risk for the disease may have been told to get bi-...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Taking a multivitamin may help prevent cancer in healthy middle-aged men, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage."
I had never heard that...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
More than 30 years of scientific research have shown that children do best when raised by two loving, committed parents, regardless of gender. This is the conclusion reached by a comprehensive review of virtually every study on the subject conducted by...