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  • Quality-of-life care may help cancer patients live longer, feel better

    One of the memories Gabriela Dow has from when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer at age 35 is standing in the middle of the grocery store, overwhelmed by the decision of which foods to buy.
  • Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs

    Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs
    Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that gives dying patients the right to try experimental drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved. The Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank with libertarian leanings that wrote model...

    Depression during pregnancy should be treated

    Q: I just found out I'm pregnant. I'm excited, but worried because I have a history of depression. I'm afraid to take medicine if I start to get depressed again. Any advice? A: Pregnancy is a joyful time for most women, but not for a pregnant woman who...

    Preventive strategies can reduce risk of another dislocated shoulder

    Q: I've dislocated my shoulder twice. What can I do to prevent this from happening again? A: When a shoulder is dislocated, the ball-shaped portion of the upper arm (the humerus) has moved out of its normal position within the cup-shaped socket. The...

    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist

    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic defibrillator in a human and a civil rights activist who helped open the doors of John Hopkins University School of Medicine to minority students, has died at the age of 70....