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  • Environmental Nutrition: Choose sustainable fish to protect our food supply

    Environmental Nutrition As the major source of omega-3 fats in our diet, fish is a healthy protein source that people should include more often. Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer's Association,...
  • When to Have a Frank Conversation About End-of-Life Care Decisions

    When to Have a Frank Conversation About End-of-Life Care Decisions Having a conversation about end-of-life care decisions is one lifetime conversation some adult children may be dreading to have with older parents. In fact, they are not the only ones....
  • Get tougher on antibiotic use in animals [Commentary]

    Get tougher on antibiotic use in animals [Commentary]
    Science tells us that the overuse of antibiotics is leading to "super bugs," bacteria that are increasingly difficult if not impossible to kill with antibiotics. The biggest users — and arguably abusers — of antibiotics are large-scale...
  • Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed

    Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed
    Late last year, medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. made two large payments to Dr. Andrew N. Pollak, chair of the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopedics department. The payments, one for $47,225 and the other for $45,902, were...
  • Advances in breast reconstruction after cancer

    Advances in breast reconstruction after cancer
    When Mary Casterline was diagnosed with invasive carcinoma of the breast in mid-April, she knew she was fortunate. Her cancer was very treatable and she had a lot of options for both treatment and beyond. Casterline's doctors explained that she had...
  • Study: More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts

    Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests. After learning that they have an early stage cancer in one breast, some women decide to remove not only the affected breast but the...
  • Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors

     Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors
    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government. The data...
  • Access to medical marijuana saves lives [Letter]

    Access to medical marijuana saves lives [Letter]
    I agree that Maryland's recently proposed rules regarding access to medical marijuana are overly restrictive ("Pot as medicine," Aug. 27). Maryland policymakers are missing an opportunity to save lives. Baltimore, for example, has the highest rate of...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...
  • Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies. These financial details,...
  • Study finds drop in death rates from strokes

    Study finds drop in death rates from strokes
    Tel Aviv — Despite the significant reduction in the overall incidence and death rates from strokes in the United States over the past twenty years, more attention needs to be paid to specific age groups, a recent study found. The new research,...