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  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says

    Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says
    Both the American Medical Assn. and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise doctors to talk to their teenage patients about sex, but discussions about sexual feelings and health occurred in only 65% of the checkups analyzed in a new study. Even when...
  • Smoking prevalence remains high worldwide

    Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population. In a package of studies published...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • When life isn't living

    Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...
  • Ben Carson to give speech, receive award on medical freedom

    Ben Carson to give speech, receive award on medical freedom
    Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson will speak to members of the American Medical Association on Saturday as he is honored for advocacy of "freedom-based" health reform. The group Doctors for Patient Freedom will present him with the Ed...
  • Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, OB-GYN

    Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, OB-GYN
    Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered more than 4,000 babies in nearly 50 years of medical practice, died Monday of complications from pneumonia Monday at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident...
  • Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says

    Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says
    For the 78 million American adults who are obese and may be ready to lose a significant amount of weight, a new study has some advice: Don't go it alone. The study was conducted with a grant from Weight Watchers International and carried out, in part,...
  • Getting a clue about flu shots

    Getting a clue about flu shots
    You really should get a flu shot. But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash. Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...
  • Docs can safely treat alcoholism, PTSD together: study

    Docs can safely treat alcoholism, PTSD together: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite fears that exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would worsen alcoholism, a new study found that doctors can safely treat both conditions at the same time. Researchers found that people with PTSD...
  • What do food stamps buy?

    The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...