| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:07 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:36 PM
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.
| Jan 9, 2012
Only 20% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to people who are sick with bacterial infections, such as ear and urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most of the penicillin, tetracycline and other antibiotic drugs used in this country are given...
| Nov 26, 2011
The most comprehensive study ever on the link between organ donations and cancer is arming physicians with new data that could help make the procedures safer.
Organ transplant patients get new kidneys, livers and lungs that save their lives, but they...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Most of us will face at least one important medical decision in our lives. It may involve starting a medication, being tested for an illness or undergoing a procedure. Sometimes the choice is clear-cut, but when it isn't, seeking a second opinion before...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:45 PM
A pair of U.S. governors appealed to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday to reclassify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses, saying current federal law makes it difficult for states that have legalized medical marijuana to safely...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez, former director of the division of child psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who also conducted pivotal studies on autism and other developmental disorders in children, died Friday of heart failure at his...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:50 AM
The campaign to limit the amount of trans fats people consumer appears to have made a dent. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that levels of trans-fatty acids in the blood of white American adults has dropped...
| Feb 11, 2012
Dr. Jerome S. Tobis, a former professor and founding chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Irvine whose long career included a number of precedent-setting studies on physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and other...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:59 AM
What is the best way to get rid of medications you no longer need? Are all of my medicines safe to use together? During Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 4-10), the American Medical Association (AMA) is helping patients with answers to these and...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Q. I just moved to this area and need to find new doctors. What is the best way to go about this?
Choosing a doctor is one of the most important things you will ever do in your life. You will trust this person for his/her expertise and advice, and to...