C-Section Rates Shouldn't Vary Between Hospitals, So Why Do They?

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:26

A new study found that the chances of getting a C-section at hospitals around the country varied wildly, a relatively concerning finding, considering that care should be consistent everywhere.

McDonald's And Coca-Cola Sales Fall Drastically

McDonald’s And Coke Struggle To Keep Up With Newly Health-Conscious Consumers

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:45

Two of the biggest American institutions took a serious hit this quarter thanks to healthier consumer demands.


Diet Pill Study Retraction Prompts More Questioning Of Dr. Oz's Medical Expertise

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:49

Dr. Oz is now being questioned on his credibility after a study he endorsed that claimed the green coffee bean extract could help people lose weight was retracted due to unverifiable information.


Labeling Issues Are Giving Marijuana Edibles A Bad Rap In Colorado

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:53

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended banning certain marijuana edibles because of the risk they pose to kids. But really, they just need to be labeled better.

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Ebola Among Top US Worries, But Still Well Behind The Economy

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:07

A new poll showed Ebola has moved into the top 10 issues of concern to Americans but ranks behind the economy.

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Can Social Media Prevent Drug Use From Becoming Abuse?

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:22

The NIH has granted $11 million in awards to researchers exploring the use of social media to advance the prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.

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Malpractice Immunity Does Not Stop 'Defense Medicine'

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:31

A study has revealed that giving doctors immunity for potential malpractice lawsuits does not reduce the cost of “defensive medicine.”

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ER Crowding Decreases After The Formerly Uninsured Get Insurance

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:09

A new study finds that while Obamacare may initially increase the number of emergency visits among previously uninsured patients, it will eventually even them out and even cause a decline.

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American Troops Are Suffering From The Chemical Exposure Of WMDs

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:41

American troops secretly discovered 5,000 warheads, shells, or aviation bombs hidden in Iraq, resulting in 17 Americans being exposed to chemical agents.


FDA Approves Marketing Of Female Urinary Incontinence Device inFlow

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:37

Women who suffer from the condition impaired detrusor contractility may find a viable alternative to catheters.

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New Trend: Emergency Room Visits On The Rise For Those Under 18

By | Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:20

Emergency room visits by children, teens, and young adults in California increased following the recession.

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CDC Head Under Fire, Blames Ebola-Stricken Nurse For Contracting Virus

By | Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:48

Healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by Dr. Thomas Frieden that a “protocol breach” caused a nurse to be infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient

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Tablets And Tots: How Much Is Too Much?

By | Mon, 10/13/2014 - 03:00

At the American Academy of Pediatricians' annual conference, two pediatricians will debate the effects of touchscreen technology on the development of young children.

Doctors Don't Do Well With Money Incentives

Why Paying Doctors More To Do A Better Job Won't Work [VIDEO]

By | Sun, 10/12/2014 - 17:36

Paying your doctor to do better is a gamble patients may be better off not taking.


Is Pedophilia A Criminal Behavior Or A Mental Condition?

By | Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:29

A published op-ed argues in favor of removing the barriers to pedophiles seeking help, but the very nature of the disorder and the crimes it inspires may not allow for such a dispassionate solution to the problem.