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  • Going to help in Haiti? Don't forget shots

    Going to help in Haiti? Don't forget shots
    Relief workers and others traveling to earthquake-stricken Haiti are being advised to get vaccinated against several potentially life-threatening illnesses. "If you're going to Haiti, especially now, you need to be protected," said Bertie Barber,...
  • 'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon

    'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon
    One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
  • Revising the book on mental illness

    Revising the book on mental illness
    After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists Tuesday unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world. The draft document,...
  • At Bellevue, a hospital reflects its changing world

    At Bellevue, a hospital reflects its changing world
    Yuzuro Yamamoto (not his real name) was a quiet Japanese man who knew only a handful of words in English, despite 30 years in America. He was a sturdy manual laborer, but over the last three weeks had been feeling weak. One hand on the abdomen was all it...
  • Chronic Health Conditions Increasing

    Chronic Health Conditions Increasing
    More than a quarter of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition, new research suggests, a significant increase from the rate seen in earlier decades and a statistic that looms large for the nation's efforts to subdue rising healthcare costs. But...
  • No face spray can outrun a sneeze

    No face spray can outrun a sneeze
    If you've seen the television ad for the anti-germ spray MyClyns, you no doubt remember the pivotal scene: A mom and her two kids sit at a dinner table, the little boy coughs on his sister, and mom heroically grabs the spray bottle of MyClyns. Against all...
  • When to choose hospice

    When to choose hospice
    The decision to stop curative treatment and enter hospice is never easy, and it comes at a stressful time. Even once the decision is made, arranging for hospice care requires the acknowledgment of unpleasant realities, which doctors themselves may...
  • Nursing home safety reforms get deadline

    Nursing home safety reforms get deadline
    The final report of Gov. Pat Quinn's Nursing Home Safety Task Force, issued early Friday morning, for the first time sets out an urgent timetable and concrete road map for a sweeping overhaul of the state's troubled long-term care system. The proposals...
  • Revising the Book on Mental Illness

    Revising the Book on Mental Illness
    After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists recently unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world. The draft document,...
  • Do You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    Do You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    Fatigue is a common complaint of people who are not sleeping well or who are stressed, but severe or clinical fatigue may leave a person with generalized weakness and make it hard for him to initiate or maintain activity. People may also have difficulty...
  • Grand Junction healthcare is a model of low cost and high quality

    Grand Junction healthcare is a model of low cost and high quality
    GRAND JUNCTION - This Western Colorado city of just over 53,000 delivers some of the best healthcare in the nation, at the lowest cost. And nearly everyone has health coverage. Getting results like this across the nation could solve much of the nation'...