| Sep 29, 2010
Hospitalization rates for heart attacks are going down, so prevention efforts may be paying off.
Two studies published in 2010 show that the American heart attack rate is continuing to decline. The first, published in Circulation, was based on Medicare...
| May 25, 2010
| 11:36 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Actor Dennis Quaid is suing the pharmaceutical company that makes the blood thinner heparin, which nearly killed his newborn twins three years ago.
Quaid filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Friday against Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter...
| Feb 15, 2010
If you've been diagnosed with a heart disease, be prepared to learn a new language: it's called "pharmaceutical speak." Generally speaking, treating most heart ailments involves taking many medications. And with any medication, even the over-the-counter...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:10 AM
You suffered three strokes at the age of 38. Were there any warning signs that something was wrong? If so, what did you think they could mean?
I had tingling and loss of feeling in my fingers and hand, my fingers turned cold and eventually blue, and I...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 11:12 AM
Some big-ticket medications are about to go generic, a shift that could save consumers billions — assuming they're willing to give up a trusted brand name.
In the next two years, six of the 10 top-selling drugs will lose their patents, meaning...
| May 12, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed.
An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...
| Sep 28, 2009
Osteoporosis ("porous bones") is a silent condition in which bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. It's a major health threat for an estimated 10 million Americans with the disease and 34 million Americans with low bone mass.
| Nov 17, 2008
BEIJING (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration will open three offices in China this week in an effort to improve the safety of exports headed to America.
The new FDA offices are the first outside of the United States. Health and Human Services...
| Jan 8, 2009
A judge approved the $750,000 settlement today between Dennis and Kimberly Quaid and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Under the deal, the Quaids agreed not to sue the hospital over a medication error that nearly killed the couple's twin infants, and Cedars-...
| Feb 15, 2008
Testing has turned up possible irregularities in some samples of a blood thinner linked to several deaths and hundreds of life-threatening reactions, a spokeswoman for Baxter Healthcare Corp. said Thursday.
The disclosure comes amid mounting questions...
| Mar 14, 2008
| 3:13 AM
Rezko rewind. Day 8
March 14, 2008; 5:13 a.m.
A hospital lobbyist testified at the Tony Rezko corruption trial that he feared the friend and fundraiser of Gov. Rod Blagojevich would turn a hospital regulatory board against his clients. So Jeff Ladd, the...