Startups offer companions, apps to help care for elderly

Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up … Read more

Cataract surgery can lengthen life and improve vision

After 72 very nearsighted years, 55 of them spent wearing Coke-bottle glasses, Jane Quinn of … Read more

Be wary about online sites that review physicians

Q: Can I trust online review sites to find the doctor I need? That’s a … Read more

Price hikes push shoppers into hard choices

Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options. The … Read more

Add at least 57 to the number of gun-related deaths tied to Sandy Hook

One little-known fact about mass shootings is they have been good for the gun business. … Read more

Skin cancers are rising, along with questionable treatments

Some question aggressive treatments for cancers that likely aren’t fatal

John Dalman had been in the waiting room at a Loxahatchee, Florida, dermatology clinic for … Read more

Becoming a doctor is stressful

For women, who often shoulder more of the chores at home, it is even more difficult

Happy medical residents are all alike. Every unhappy resident would take a long time to … Read more

Chronic fatigue gains new recognition

Having recently endured more than a month of post-concussion fatigue, I can’t imagine how people … Read more

An 84-year-old doctor refusing to use a computer has lost her medical license

Aside from a fax machine and landline telephone, there isn’t much technology in the office … Read more

Recent cases put spotlight on sex addiction, but is it real?

Is sex addiction a true addiction, a crime or a made-up condition used by misbehaving … Read more

Can having sex cause a heart attack?

Q: Can having sex cause a heart attack? A: Despite rumors to the contrary, having … Read more

Is obesity going to be the new normal?

Obesity is set to become the new normal in America. By the time today’s kids … Read more

Personnel shortages are slowing drug approval

Speeding the pace at which potentially lifesaving drugs are brought to market was a rallying … Read more

Early-life stress, especially in war, can have effects across generations

The wartime evacuation of Finnish children more than 70 years ago might have been a … Read more

FDA approves breakthrough test for cancer gene profiling

American regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer … Read more

Medical workers treat homeless in woods, alleys

Street medicine program takes health care to the homeless

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Nurse Laura LaCroix was meeting with one of her many homeless patients … Read more

Developers bring ailing hospitals back to life

When Laura Kiker rented a new apartment in September, a few blocks from the Capitol … Read more

Learn the factors used to assess heart attack risk

Q: How do physicians assess a patient’s risk for heart attack, and what factors are … Read more

Other factors besides age may contribute to poor sleep

Many older adults have sleep problems that can be caused by aging. But other issues … Read more

Pulling hair or picking skin can be signs of serious disorders

Lucy Harper, 17, a high school junior who lives in College Station, Texas, has been … Read more

Self-injury increases in girls in United States

Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. … Read more

Try these 14 game-changers for your wellness routine

As a native San Franciscan, I pride myself on my parallel-parking skills. But now that … Read more

Mayo Clinic doctor dispels popular myths about coffee

The greatest of all holidays — International Coffee Day — was celebrated by all (we … Read more

Patients worry as hospitals ration critical saline solution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento resident Charis Hill was caught off guard by the tiny bottle … Read more

Bend man continues competing after donating kidney to wife

Just one kidney, no less drive

Greg Sabin isn’t afraid to admit it. He’s not exactly the most patient person. So … Read more

Credits bring health insurance premiums under $1 for some

Central Oregonians should check eligibility, Bend agents urge

Open enrollment for health insurance is in full swing, and some Bend agents say bumped … Read more

FDA OKs digital pill that tracks usage when swallowed

U.S. regulators approved the first medicine with an embedded sensor to help keep track of … Read more

Scientists unlock more secrets of the microbiome

Modern technology is making it possible for medical scientists to analyze inhabitants of our innards … Read more

Alcohol may prime brain for addiction

Rats’ brains were reshaped in ways that made them likely to become cocaine addicts in study

The idea of a “gateway drug” may sound like a throwback to the “Just say … Read more

Do prepackaged salad greens lose their nutrients?

Q: Do prepackaged salad greens lose their nutrients? A: “Anyone who’s eating greens instead of … Read more

Woman loses arms, legs and baby during pregnancy

‘I have no fear’: Sepsis changes the lives of a Florida family

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — When Kayleigh Ferguson-Walker returned to church for the first time since … Read more

Even short delay lowers success of melanoma treatment

Death rates rise the longer patients wait for surgery

A new study suggests that delaying treatment of skin cancer by even a month could … Read more

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