| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Vernissia Tam gulped down half a glass of champagne at noon Friday and prepared to scream. She was about to find out what kind of doctor she would become, and where she would train.
"No peeking," a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine official...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:05 PM
End-of-life choices and treatment decisions are rarely discussed in the medical community, despite expert advice meant to encourage communication, studies suggest. As a result, many patients spend their final days receiving invasive treatments that they...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:01 PM
(Reuters) - Orthopedic surgeons-in-training said they were tired less often after rules regulating how much they could work went into place, according to a U.S. survey.
But the results published in the Annals of Surgery found the trainee doctors didn't...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 1:29 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study.
"It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Not long after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine Clifford walked into her local Barnes and Noble with a simple request: "I'd like to see all of your humorous books about cancer."
The clerk shot her a dirty look: "That's sick."...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 2:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the growing popularity of steroid injections to treat various kinds of back pain in recent years, a new review of past research finds the shots do little to alleviate sciatica, a common condition that causes leg and...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:40 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards.
More than 37...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:15 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For about a third of women taking antidepressants to treat menopause symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats will return after discontinuing the drug, according to a new study.
"It's important for people to understand that......
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
After two days of heavy sedation, Erika Brannock awoke Wednesday morning in her hospital bed to dramatic and gruesome news: Her left leg had been amputated below the knee, the only medical option for a team of surgeons handling traumatic injuries from the...