| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Dr. Leon E. Kassel, a retired internal medicine physician who set up and ran the outpatient program at Sinai Hospital, died Dec. 2 of congestive heart failure. He was 92.
Known for his diligent care for his patients, Dr. Kassel was a resident of the...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:23 PM
A 1980s-era ban on blood donations by most gay men is out of step with current science, which has developed faster and more accurate tests for HIV-infected blood. An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is considering the blood...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Do you think you would be better at your job if you weren’t allowed to work for more than 80 hours per week? What if you were forced to clock out after working for 28 hours in a row?
If you’re a new doctor in your first years of training...
| Oct 1, 2014
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.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:29 PM
As President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans profess to search for common ground, both sides are preparing to lob grenades: the president with an executive action on immigration, the new Congress by making the repeal of Obamacare one of its...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Even though Ezekiel Emanuel has come under fire from the American Medical Association for his brazen views, he raises an interesting point: When we should ask ourselves whether our consumption is worth our contribution?
When Emanuel referred to a...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:29 AM
On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. That common-sense approach was supported by tobacco industry representatives as well as public health officials. The law lays out fines and timelines for anyone selling,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore's City Council took a significant step in the right direction for public health when it voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places. Unfortunately, the final legislation, which Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed last week,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren't overweight. So says a major study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine.
Added sugars make up at...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. I was overwhelmed by the beautiful, exciting, soaring structure. I have seen many performing-arts centers in this country and...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:05 PM
We are on vacation, we're hiking Zion National Park's spectacular trails. Two-hundred-million-year-old sandstone shoots up 7,000 feet in sheer cliff and spire, sporting colors of orange, rose, toast, salmon and purple in geometric striation.