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  • Cigarette packages in medical journals: New look for a new age

    Cigarette packages in medical journals: New look for a new age
    For two decades starting in the 1930s, the respected Journal of the American Medical Assn. (JAMA) ran advertisements for cigarettes. A long-running ad (see it and others here) proclaimed that "20,679 Physicians say 'LUCKIES are less irritating.'" All...
  • Sleep apnea linked to memory decline, dementia

    Sleep apnea linked to memory decline, dementia
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women who have sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory problems and dementia, according to a new study. It's not clear yet whether treating the sleep apnea can help prevent that memory decline -- but researchers...
  • Mother's blood test reveals baby's sex

    Mother's blood test reveals baby's sex
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blood drawn from expectant mothers could offer parents an earlier sneak peek at their baby's sex than methods currently used in the U.S., researchers said Tuesday. The test may be particularly valuable for families that harbor...
  • St. Joseph Medical Center replaces chief executive

    St. Joseph Medical Center replaces chief executive
    St. Joseph Medical Center tapped a veteran health care manager Friday to replace its president and chief executive, who resigned two weeks ago without explanation. Charles W. Neumann comes to St. Joseph via FTI Consultants, a firm that specializes in...
  • Dr. Charles Edwards dies at 87; led Scripps foundation

    Dr. Charles Edwards dies at 87; led Scripps foundation
    Dr. Charles Edwards, a major figure in public health issues as a federal official and later as president of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in San Diego, died Aug. 7 at his home in La Jolla after a lengthy illness. He was 87. Edwards, the...
  • Overtreatment of thyroid cancer rampant: study

    Overtreatment of thyroid cancer rampant: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have found troubling signs that some doctors may be too quick to treat thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine, while others may be too slow. The drug helps people with advanced tumors, but it is unclear if...
  • Many seniors leave the hospital without their meds

    Many seniors leave the hospital without their meds
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seniors with chronic disease often leave the hospital without prescriptions for the medicine they were getting when they arrived, Canadian researchers said Tuesday. In some cases, that may have upped their risk of landing in...
  • Diet alone helps lower bad cholesterol: study

    Diet alone helps lower bad cholesterol: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet based around plants, nuts and high-fiber grains lowered "bad" cholesterol more than a low-saturated-fat diet that was also vegetarian, researchers reported on Tuesday. And the drop in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL...
  • Gay marriage opponents need to get the facts about homosexuality

    Gay marriage opponents need to get the facts about homosexuality
    A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...
  • The wrong fix for Medicare

    The wrong fix for Medicare
    Medicare is in desperate need of reform. Program costs are spiraling out of control and threatening to bankrupt the country. Here in Maryland, on average, each Medicare enrollee costs about $11,400 per year — that's a thousand dollars higher than...
  • Helicopters help save lives, Hopkins study finds

    Helicopters help save lives, Hopkins study finds
    Severely injured patients are more likely to survive if transported by helicopter rather than ambulance, according to new research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that adds fuel to the debate over flying patients to receive care. The...