| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:23 PM
The Medical Society of Virginia called Thursday for state regulations to streamline the pre-authorization process for prescription drugs, setting up a potential legislative fight with the insurance industry.
Matt Mansell, the group's director of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:21 AM
Wouldn't it be nice if we could wave a magic wand and lose however much weight we want. Our clothes would always fit. We wouldn't have to spend so much time in the gym and we could simply enjoy what we eat instead of having to watch it.
The truth is you...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men.
On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
George led flock through tough times
The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The drastic increases in the number of people living with diabetes and the number of new cases diagnosed each year may have leveled off, according to U.S. health officials.
Researchers found little change in the prevalence and incidence of diabetes...
| 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,...