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  • Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers& apps

    More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out: ___ LIABILITY What if a...
  • FDA approves new treatment for varicose veins

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new technique for treating varicose veins by sealing them with a clear liquid that turns into a solid adhesive. The VenaSeal system is approved for patients with varicose veins of the legs that cause pain,...
  • Methodist pioneers use of heart failure monitor

    Methodist pioneers use of heart failure monitor
    Merrillville resident Ed Sperka is familiar with the signs at this point. Sperka has heart failure and cardiopulmonary disease, so his legs swell up, his weight goes up and soon he's back in the hospital for an angiogram and further treatment. But now,...
  • FDA says medical devices suspected in UCLA superbug outbreak remain necessary

    FDA says medical devices suspected in UCLA superbug outbreak remain necessary
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Friday defended the agency's decision to allow medical scopes linked to patient infections to remain on the market. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said the medical scopes...
  • UCLA superbug: Maker of scopes in deadly outbreak under federal probe

    UCLA superbug: Maker of scopes in deadly outbreak under federal probe
    The manufacturer of the medical scopes at the center of a deadly bacterial outbreakĀ at UCLA Medical Center is under investigation by federal officials for possible violations of laws that ban improper payments to doctors and other customers. Olympus...
  • 'Superbug' outbreak raises questions about medical scope

    A "superbug" outbreak suspected in the deaths of two Los Angeles hospital patients is raising disturbing questions about the design of a hard-to-clean medical instrument used on more than half a million people in the U.S. every year. At least seven...
  • How To Get Generic Prescription Drugs For (Much) Less Than Your Co-Pay

    How To Get Generic Prescription Drugs For (Much) Less Than Your Co-Pay
    Eighty percent of all prescriptions are now filled with generic drugs, says the Food and Drug Administration, that cost up to 85 percent less than their brand-name equivalent. But getting the best price on generics isn't as easy as ordering them at...
  • UCLA superbug: Outbreak 'not a threat to public health,' officials say

    UCLA superbug: Outbreak 'not a threat to public health,' officials say
    Los Angeles County health officials are attempting to assuage the public’s fears surrounding a deadly outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, saying the episode is “not a threat to public health.”...
  • Glastonbury Whole Foods Recalls Vegan Chocolate

    Glastonbury Whole Foods Recalls Vegan Chocolate
    GLASTONBURY — Whole Foods Market has issued a recall of its Divine Treasures 100000 Smooches brand of vegan chocolate sold at its Glastonbury location due to an undeclared allergen that the store omitted from its labeling. The Food and Drug...
  • An unhealthy glow

    I am only 30 years old, but I am a survivor of a cancer that I could have avoided — if I had only avoided indoor tanning. What I thought was a "healthy glow" was far from healthy. I have naturally pale skin, and my parents taught me to use...
  • FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

    Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in ground cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies. The recall has been ongoing since December, as more retailers...