Treating hepatitis C

Lower drug cost helps expand treatment

Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis … Read more

Ways to tame the fear of shots in kids

For the second year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control is telling doctors … Read more

New blood pressure guidelines for children signal problems

Had Matthew Goodwin’s blood pressure been checked at age 3, when it should have been, … Read more

In a breast-obsessed world, more women ‘go flat’ after mastectomy

PHILADELPHIA — When Laura Tuzio Ross told her plastic surgeon that she preferred not to … Read more

Health people on the move

• Landon Masterfield has joined The Center for Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research. He … Read more

Benefits of eating beans

Besides the fact that this is bean harvest season, it’s a good time to think … Read more

Leading doctors want to treat guns like other public health threats

The doctors who lead the medical profession’s debates on how best to preserve and restore … Read more

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

DES MOINES, Iowa — Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health … Read more

St. Charles announces layoffs, pay cuts

The hospital system continues to struggle with finances

St. Charles Health System announced a set of layoffs and pay cuts Tuesday in an … Read more

CDC: Almost 4 in 10 adults are obese

Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again. In 2015 and 2016, just … Read more

Alcohol a top ER driver in Bend

BestCare wants to station counselor at hospital

Most festivals revolve around beer in Bend. Depending on the time of day, the unmistakable … Read more

Why do I need a flu vaccine every year?

Q: Why do I need to get a flu vaccine every year, while other vaccines … Read more

Study finds improving marriage boosts heart health

Want better heart health? Maybe you should work on your marriage. Researchers from the University … Read more

HPV vaccine gains ground among teens

More than half of all American teenagers are getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus, and the … Read more

Curiosity, and cash, fight typhoid fever

“I was curious.” That is how James Duggan, an Oxford University medical student, explains why … Read more

How athletes can spread diseases

Precautions necessary from home to locker room to protect teams

When parents of young athletes reel off their kids’ sports-related health issues, they usually think … Read more

Millions of Americans have an STD

The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from … Read more

Study shows exercise may help increase self-control

For most of us, temptations are everywhere, from the dessert buffet to the online shoe … Read more

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers a gene therapy to treat blindness

A girl saw her mother’s face for the first time. A boy tore through the … Read more

Birth control exemption could affect nearly 1 million in Oregon

Despite Oregon law, federal exemption applies to self-insured

Despite a new Oregon law championed as preserving birth control coverage in the state even … Read more

Caution urged for teen body modifications

New report cites risks youths face when getting tattoos and piercings

CHICAGO — Recognizing a growing trend, the American Academy of Pediatrics released its first report … Read more

Young people with severe autism languish in hospitals

Young people with severe autism languish in hospitals

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency … Read more

Food allergy or food intolerance?

Q: What’s the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance? In general, a food … Read more

Should women get a whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy?

Immunizing pregnant women with the whooping cough vaccine during their third trimester of pregnancy prevented … Read more

The cognitive effects of poor vision and hearing

Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim “my brain is on overload.” This … Read more

Self-care app attempts to break the cycle of burnout

It’s 3 p.m. Your eyes are growing tired, your legs have gone numb from your … Read more

Being an empathetic person is good, but can hurt your health

Your husband was just passed over for a promotion, and he’s depressed. Your friend’s breast … Read more

Travelers to Mexico might want to steer clear of 7UP

Soda contaminated with methamphetamine is to blame for the death of one person and the … Read more

Bisexual people have unequal health risks

The B in the LGBT community often comes as an afterthought. There are fewer resources … Read more

A boost for health, a blow to retailers

Like Oregon, Chicago bumped its tobacco age to 21 — and it’s costing smoke shops

CHICAGO — In the past year, Cody Rector has seen most of the regular customers … Read more

Mosquito emoji to aid public health efforts

The biting insects are deadlier than sharks, snakes

Mosquitoes are more than a spoiler of backyard barbecues. They threaten more than half the … Read more

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