One of the most under-reported medical success stories in recent years has been the increase in medical tourism: traveling abroad to get high-quality care at a fraction of what it would cost in the United States.
Wouldn't you want to know if your doctor was a paid spokesman for a drug company? Or held personal beliefs incompatible with the treatment you want? Right now, in the US at least, your doctor simply doesn't have to tell you about that.
Forget the "science" that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that ch
The recent 2015 measles outbreak in Disneyland has sparked an outcry against parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.
The Feds have made their intentions known about conducting surveillance on a range of social media platforms covering everything from political speech, activist assembly, and even health. In tandem with corporate data harvesters, open public forums l
What we're left with is a phantasm-map of Nowhere Land, a philosophy of limitation. A translation of human problems and suffering into a professional liar's language...
This 88-year-old doctor treats the poor out of his Toyota Camry. Mississippi wants to punish him for it.
Folks, if this is the medical breakthrough that many think it is, the FDA is in for a big fight. It appears they are trying to get regulatory power over a common substance(s) in advance of allowing big Pharma to sell it to the public at inflated pric
In what has to be the funniest as well as most ironic post to date on Obamacare, the New York Times reports Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard.
I have a couple more emails from readers in response to Single-Payer "Medicare for All" Proposal; Live and Let Die; Why Does Single-Payer "Work" in Europe?
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Lithium has quite the reputation. As a psychiatric medication it's generally used to treat extreme cases of bipolar disorder and depression in patients who don't respond to traditional antidepressants.
The areas of nutrition and disease prevention are full of incompetence.
Life is full of little ironies, one of them in my case being that I have more time than ever before, now that I have retired from practice, to read medical journals. I find the experience a little unnerving.
All three of their babies have been taken away from them and placed in the care of strangers. Levi was 10 months old when his mother, local singer and songwriter Erica May Rengo, gave birth to his twin brother and sister, at their home in Bellingham,
When a bone is severely broken in the human body, or a bone-fused prosthesis is implanted, a bone graft is also often required to ensure a solid mechanical repair.
In recent years, research has linked sleep problems to Alzheimer's disease. This relationship involves a neurotransmitter called orexin that awakens the brain from sleep and has been shown to be heightened in moderate to severe sufferers of Alzheim
Score another point for metamaterials. Researchers at North Carolina State University have designed complementary metamaterials that will aid medical professionals and engineers in diagnosing problems under the skin.
The Environmental Protection Agency is a federal agency that is charged with the responsibility of writing and enforcing legislation to protect human health and the environment.
Could it be the answer we're looking for?
Gruber is back in the news with an equally startling admission the Obama Administration succeeded in passing the ACA by engineering a "lack of transparency" on the details and relying on "the stupidity of the American voter."
Brock drove to the hospital with her hands still cupped inside the mother. The baby died, but Brock said the receiving doctor told her, "What you did probably saved [the mother's] life. If you hadn't been there, she wouldn't have lived."
Over 300,000 Americans have already been infected with the potentially fatal 'kissing bug disease' called Chagas but U.S. healthcare workers lack of knowledge about the illness is letting many cases of the parasite unnoticed. Some doctors are cal
Chinese Doctors 3D Print a Titanium Pelvic Prosthesis for Cancer Survivor Afflicted with Bone Metastases.
Next Tuesday is election day around the US. While many states are voting for their next elected officials, Florida voters are also deciding whether or not to legalize medical marijuana. Amendment Two would allow doctors to prescribe cannabis to patie
Ebola spreads further from its current epicenter in West Africa, American and British insurance companies have started to adjust their standard policies for hospitals and other vulnerable businesses to exclude the virus. According to insurance ind
There are a lot of perks to being a foreign diplomat in the U.S. — including being eligible for taxpayer subsidies for Obamacare coverage, according to two House committees. Foreign diplomats working in the U.S. are eligible to purchase exchange
"I'm so furious and upset. I just got thrown out of my ObyGyn/Pediatrician's office for breastfeeding!"