| May 2, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
| May 5, 2014
The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69% of Americans...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:51 PM
This week, the federal government is planning to release a massive database capable of providing patients with much more information about their doctors.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that runs Medicare, plans...
| 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 9, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012.
The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Newport Beach oncologist Minh Nguyen woke up Wednesday wearing a dubious distinction: Medicare's highest-paid doctor in California and one of the top physicians nationwide.
Some of his patients and fellow physicians immediately called him wanting an...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:33 AM
If the "prom draft" story wasn't enough to turn your stomach, consider this statistic:
One in five high school seniors reports binge drinking at prom, according to a 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association study.
'Tis the drinking season,...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...