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

Can you screen early for pancreatic cancer?

Q: My father died of pancreatic cancer and my understanding is that one of the … Read more

The fight against hemophilia

Gene therapy could hold the key to a disease thought to be incurable

Scientists are edging closer to defeating a longtime enemy of human health: hemophilia, the inability … Read more

Afternoon surgery may be safer

Having heart surgery later in the day may be safer than having it in the … Read more

An urban-rural divide over gun suicide

When it comes to suicide, the most significant difference between urban and rural counties may … Read more

Stats: Early deliveries up in 2017

Giving birth a week or two early can lead to complications

Doctors once thought there was little difference if babies were delivered at 37 or 38 … Read more

A new app-roach to tennis

Players, coaches and spectators can all benefit from these apps

As all tennis players know — there’s always some aspect of the game you’re trying … Read more

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