| Mar 23, 2014
The National Rifle Assn. has a problem with Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, but it has nothing to do with Murthy's medical expertise. It's that Murthy thinks gun control is smart public health policy....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:14 PM
When you're pregnant, you may feel you have the perfect excuse to take time off from the gym. But this couldn't be further from the truth.
"No one would think of running a marathon without training for it, and it always astounds me when women try to...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| May 13, 2014
When Lori Witt began pursuing a tubal ligation at age 27, she said physicians refused to even discuss it with her, telling her she was too young and might change her mind about having children.
For more than a year, Witt tried to get sterilized. Finally...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Robert Sherwin was a little shocked by the stormy reaction to a study released in early January by his team of scientists at Yale University's School of Medicine. He shouldn't have been. Their report dropped smack in the middle of a nasty national...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:14 AM
After focusing on guns for the past two months, the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission held its first public hearing Friday on mental health issues related to the Newtown massacre.
Kim Pernerewski, the president of the Waterbury chapter...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Dozens of pre-kindergartners were suspended last school year in Maryland, with the most suspensions in Baltimore, highlighting a little-known practice that some education experts say is too extreme for toddlers who are just being introduced to educational...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Many a mechanically minded child growing up in the 20th century honed his or her construction skills with a toy Erector set — a collection of small metal beams, nuts and bolts, gears, wheels and other parts that could be assembled in countless ways....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:35 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older patients may think they understand everything doctors tell them when they are released from the hospital, but a new U.S. study found several gaps in what they remember and areas where instructions could be clearer.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Meeting for the first time since regulations for the medical marijuana program were enacted, the state's six-member Board of Physicians began working out the details of an entirely new system Wednesday.
Without the guidance of the U.S. Federal Drug...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:07 PM
While most Americans have been focusing on the recent problems surrounding the rollout of the new healthcare.gov website, another health insurance story has been largely overlooked. Last month, just as Medicare's open enrollment period was set to begin,...