| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Ken Clauser expected to get a bill from his doctor following a recent check-up. He didn't expect to get a second bill, from the hospital system that runs the building where his doctor has his office.
That bill, from Coordinated Health Hospital of...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 4:28 PM
It's a proud day for Steven Agler. It’s a day he never could have imagine would come.
"Fifteen or sixteen months ago I'd given up hope, I was a horrible individual,” Alger says.
“My wife was going to throw me out. My fingernails were...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:16 PM
A diagnosis of West Nile virus gave Toni Reber relief.
For several months, she said, she suffered a range of symptoms, including paralysis, and didn't know what she had. At one point, she said, she was told she had leukemia.
"What first ran...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:41 PM
My friend and I are Hispanic baby boomers. Unfortunately, we both suffer from chronic illnesses. My friend has rheumatoid arthritis and has a handicapped placard that we use when I drive her to and from her appointments. Earlier this week, we tried to...
| Sep 8, 2010
Two weeks after her baby came into the world, Alicia Crews was still scared to hold her new daughter, Indira, against her breast.
She was 1 pound, 3 ounces at birth — about the size of a newborn puppy.
"She's so light, I couldn't feel her on me,"...
| Oct 14, 2010
Harvard Health Letters
Q. I've heard that doctors feel men over 60 shouldn't be treated for prostate cancer because they're old enough that they are going to die anyway. Is that so?
A. Goodness, no. Any doctor will treat a person for cancer if he or she...
| Oct 19, 2010
Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling like you've been hit by a truck? Not only does your body hurt all over, but you're also exhausted.
Or perhaps you're familiar with the following symptoms: chronic pain all over your body (with pain and stiffness...
| Aug 12, 2010
Lisa Kurts works out five days a week, eats right and stays out of the sun. Her beauty regimen gets more complicated from there, with injections, creams and prescription medication — much of it aimed at enhancing the beauty of her eyes.
| Sep 2, 2010
It's a sweaty kind of summer this year.
And while the multiple days of triple-digit temperatures have made some people glisten and others drip, everyone seems to be seeking ways to dry off. Some are showering more or slathering on "clinical-strength"...
| Sep 22, 2010
Scientists are reporting in a new study that mammography is not an effective screening tool for women in their 40s because a tumor and the patient's tissue appear to be the same color.
Stanford University researchers reporting in the Journal of the...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:24 PM
A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" -- confront researchers with...