The homeless get sick — ‘street medicine’ is there for them

FORT WORTH, Texas — Toting a huge olive-green backpack stuffed with medical supplies, physician assistant … Read more

Risks from e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as many people think. A new study suggests they … Read more

When is a baby fully protected by vaccines?

Q: I’m pro-vaccine and having a baby in a few months. My sister refused to … Read more

2 million teens vape marijuana

Almost 1 in 11 American students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns … Read more

How did you feel about gym class?

Your answer may predict how often you exercise today

Think for a moment about your school gym classes. Did you just grin with fond … Read more

Some healthy seniors are contemplating suicide

On a March morning in 1989, Robert Shoots was found dead in his garage in … Read more

Tips for overcoming jet lag, straight from the doctor

We like to think we have control over our bodies, but the opposite is often … Read more

Teen who got first adult-to-child lung transplant thrives

It has been a little more than five years since Sarah Murnaghan left Children’s Hospital … Read more

Are chemicals in some plants potentially lethal?

Q: I read about something called Datura in an old mystery novel. Mixed with honey, … Read more

A cardio link to Parkinson’s

Symptoms of poor cardiovascular health may be linked to an increased risk for Parkinson’s, a … Read more

FDA targets e-cigs: ‘Epidemic’ among kids

Responding to an “epidemic of nicotine addiction” among young Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug … Read more

Energy drinks battle over which is less healthful

The battle of the energy drinks — Monster versus Bang — could play out soon … Read more

FDA issues warning about unproven kratom benefits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new warning Tuesday to two companies that … Read more

Study: Active shooters are twice as deadly when a semiautomatic weapon is involved

Any time an active shooter opens fire in a school, a church or anywhere else, … Read more

It’s no stretch to say that muscles need to be worked

Myles Schneider, 74, a semiretired podiatrist who lives in Reston, stretches for 60 minutes, six … Read more

New warning to pregnant women, nursing mothers: Stay off pot

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is cautioning pregnant women and … Read more

Why whooping cough is making a comeback

After a week with a dry cough, 16-year-old Ian McCracken started experiencing middle-of-the-night coughing fits … Read more

Frequent home moves may increase a child’s risk of psychosis

Children whose families move homes frequently may be at increased risk for serious psychiatric illness. … Read more

Early results boost hopes for historic gene-editing attempt

PHOENIX — Early, partial results from a historic gene-editing study give encouraging signs the treatment … Read more

CDC issues new guidelines on kids’ concussions

Government recommends against routine tests, calls for better tracking

CHICAGO — New children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and … Read more

Health officials worry after HIV outbreak in north Seattle

SEATTLE — A cluster of eight people in north Seattle, described as heterosexuals, drug users … Read more

Lawmakers consider changing rule that protects addiction treatment records

A decades-old provision designed to protect the privacy of patients with drug and alcohol addictions … Read more

Treatment for opioid-dependent newborns evolves

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dr. Jodi Jackson has worked for years to address infant mortality … Read more

Study that alarmed some drinkers needs a measured look

Last week a paper was published in The Lancet that claimed to be the definitive … Read more

Doctor’s orders: Let children just play

Overscheduling activities, screen time and academic demands are taking away from recess, playtime

Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that … Read more

Cancer risk in heartburn drugs

People who carry the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori are at increased risk for ulcers and … Read more

Research: Aspirin not helpful for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

If you’ve already had a stroke, taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been … Read more

EpiPen shortage has parents worried

Supply of allergy antidotes are scarce due to manufacturing issues

When her son’s EpiPen hit its expiration date earlier this year, Narly Lemus called every … Read more

St. Charles Bend considers role as teaching hospital

Funding hurdles stand in the way of physician training program

With Central Oregon’s growing and aging population, the demand for health care services has never … Read more

Study: Immunotherapy slows skin cancer in the brain

A new study offers a glint of hope to people in a desperate situation: patients … Read more

What twins can teach us about nature vs. nurture

The day my identical twin boys were delivered by an emergency cesarean, I noticed a … Read more

This research could help you choose the right drug

We spend many billions of dollars each year on the discovery and development of new … Read more

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