| Jul 20, 2009
Opponents of the main Democratic proposals for healthcare reform warn that consumers would be stopped from getting the care they need when they need it. President Obama's plan is "rationing," one political strategist blogged. It's an unrealistic...
| Jul 21, 2009
An assistant professor at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans will use a novel method to study novel genes involved in psychosis and schizophrenia.
Charles Nichols has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.4 million over four years by the...
| Aug 2, 2009
Jason Shinder's posthumous poetry collection "Stupid Hope" (Graywolf: 76 pp., $15 paper) opens with a Hindu proverb: "No disease like hope." It's a telling point of entry, for at the heart of the writing here is the tension between loss and a kind of...
| Jun 22, 2009
Legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system hasn't emerged from congressional committees, yet it has gained enough momentum for the demonization of the reform effort to start in earnest. For example, Republican strategist Karl Rove called it...
| Jun 29, 2009
Alarmed by increases in healthcare costs, policymakers and insurers have adopted a series of reforms over the years -- such as price controls and HMOs -- whose savings proved to be temporary at best. With that history in mind, some experts say that the...
| Aug 13, 2009
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed one Louisiana resident has died from complications from H1N1 flu (swine flu). The individual was identified as a 21-year-old woman from the Greater New Orleans area.
| Aug 19, 2009
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LOS ANGELES - A woman who decapitated her 4-year-old son with a kitchen knife showed signs of mental illness months before the attack but child welfare officials decided she did not pose a serious threat.
Lars Sanchez was found decapitated last month...
| Aug 28, 2009
You already know that exercise is good for you. What you may not know is just how good -- or exactly what qualifies as exercise. The notion that physical activity helps keep us healthy is very old news indeed. Hippocrates wrote about the dangers of too...
| May 21, 2008
Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
| Aug 25, 2009
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 35-year-old woman in generally good health. I've never been pregnant and have no plans to be pregnant in the near future. At this age, do I need to start having annual checkups? If so, what should they include?
ANSWER: At 35 and...
| Aug 24, 2009
Corey Moore deserved the game ball. Or Ike Charlton. Or Shyrone Stith.
They were the ringleaders of Virginia Tech's 1999 conquest of Clemson.
But on that Thursday night, amid a raucous locker room, the traditional memento went to a perilously sick woman...