| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Medicare is the 800-pound gorilla in the waiting room of health care reform. Health care costs are going up for everyone, but Medicare covers 50 million Americans -- more than any other single insurer. In 2009, total health care...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Several states have enacted laws in recent years that require doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. These laws, masquerading as measures to protect the health of women, are nothing more than underhanded...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
At the Animal Behavior Symposium July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced its rejection of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in a new position paper.
Some communities -- ironically including Denver -- ban specific...
| Aug 6, 2014
Delray Medical Center welcomed its first class of residents last month. The three-year residency provides clinical, hands-on patient training in conjunction with the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.
The 36 residents were selected...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The nation's fourth leading cause of death is getting a little less common and a bit less deadly. And while racial disparities remain, there is equal progress in driving down stroke incidence and improving survival among African Americans and white...
| Jul 28, 2014
There's a new breakthrough hepatitis C drug treatment that cures — yes, cures — almost everyone who takes it. Unlike previous, far less effective treatments, patients suffer few if any side effects. The entire regimen takes only 12 weeks, much...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant healthcare program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012.
The Obama administration is...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Hepatitis C is a health threat that everyone, particularly those in the baby boom generation, needs to take seriously.
Nonetheless, a bill now before the General Assembly that would require doctors to offer to provide a hepatitis C screening test to...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:57 PM
In a detailed new report, public health advocate Michele Simon examines the distinct drawbacks of government programs to promote dairy consumption.
These include milk programs in schools and the "checkoff" programs through which the government...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
History is repeating itself in my family. My mother has Parkinson's disease, and my father is her caregiver. Forty years ago, my mom was the caregiver for her own mother, who had advanced Parkinson's disease and dementia.
| May 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends.