| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:33 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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,...
| 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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:55 AM
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....
| Sep 1, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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,...
| Sep 21, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.
For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...
| Aug 26, 2014
In America, cutting-edge inventions are seen as the gateway to the future. However, the hazard of credulously accepting new technology into medical practice was warned against in a 2008 Journal of the American Medical Association editorial, "Gizmo...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:58 AM
This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:59 AM
"Tort reform," which is usually billed as the answer to "frivolous malpractice lawsuits," has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades.
The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called...