| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:44 PM
NOTE: Originally scheduled for Friday, April 4, in Richmond, the license hearing for Dr. Roger Phillips has been "continued." The Board of Medicine was not able to provide any further information.
The Virginia Board of Medicine summarily suspended the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:40 AM
No one would claim that implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been especially smooth.
The technical problems of the federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, last October and November, were only part of it: The administration has repeatedly...
| Apr 4, 2014
Skeptics scoffed late last year when the Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock. Most of the antibiotic use in this country is in the agriculture industry, with the drugs routinely added to animal...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:30 AM
There's only one place where a duet between Shakira and Blake Shelton makes sense, and that's inside an executive suite at NBC, the network that brings the two stars together every week as celebrity coaches on "The Voice."
You certainly don't hear...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Staffers passing by a room in the U.S. House of Representatives office building earlier this month did double takes. Whom they saw inside were no ordinary Capitol Hill briefing attendees: rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits.
The presence of these...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The event: Rebels With a Cause at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood on Thursday honored Oracle Corp. co-founder and Chief Executive Larry Ellison, raising $9 million to benefit the medical research of Dr. David Agus, director of the USC Westside...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Q: I’ve seen amber necklaces for babies that are intended to ease teething pain. Does this remedy work? Is it safe?
A: Infants and toddlers are developmentally primed to put objects of curiosity into their mouths, so pediatricians worry about small...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The five-year Virginia Cancer Plan, 2013-2017, released last week by the Richmond-based nonprofit Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, sets goals and strategies for the early detection and treatment of the disease, along with reducing preventable...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:18 AM
SAN DIEGO — A 52-year-old La Mesa man Friday was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of practicing medicine without a license and promising to cure patients of AIDS, cancer and other maladies.
Desperate, terminally ill patients...