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  • Baltimore VA using 3-D mammograms

    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-...
  • 300 Baltimore medical students learn their professional fate on 'Match Day'

    300 Baltimore medical students learn their professional fate on 'Match Day'
    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...
  • Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures

     Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures
    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...
  • Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared

    Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared
    (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...
  • One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized

    One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized
    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...
  • Cancer's funny?

     Cancer's funny?
    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."...
  • Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica

    Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica
    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...
  • Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study

    Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study
    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...
  • Hot flashes may return after ending antidepressant

    Hot flashes may return after ending antidepressant
    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......
  • Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery

    Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery
    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...
  • Towson teacher among marathon victims to lose limb

    Towson teacher among marathon victims to lose limb
    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...