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These Texas Doctors Prove That Jews And Muslims Can Achieve Great Things By Working Together

Houston Chronicle | Karen Chen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion

In a collaboration that's being called the first of its kind in the country, Muslim and Jewish doctors joined forces Sunday to provide free medical sc...

How Did 13 Docs Fail to Diagnose Teen's Fatal Tumor?

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Leigh

I've shared stories with parents whose children, like my own daughter, have or have had a brain tumor. Many parents say that it took weeks, or even months, for their children to be correctly diagnosed. In our case, we were one of the "lucky" ones -- although I hesitate to use that word because my child died, albeit five years after diagnosis.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Katie Couric | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Couric

More than 50,000 Americans are expected to die from colorectal cancer this year alone. We need to reduce that number by seeing that everyone who should be screened for colorectal cancer gets screened.

Medicare Preventive Services: What's Free, What's Not!

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Medicare covers a wide array of preventive services to help you stay healthy, but it's important to know which services are totally covered and which ones will generate some out-of-pocket costs.

The Medical Over-Reaction of "Just To Be Sure"

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband, who had open heart surgery in 2006, recently stumbled on uneven pavement. His fall led led to X-rays, blood work an EKG and countless other tests with the recommendation that he then head over to the ER for a CAT Scan "just to be sure." Just to be sure of what?

Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

f you're a baby boomer, getting tested for hepatitis C would be a wise decision because boomers are five times more likely to have this virus than other generations, and most people that have it don't realize it.

Breaking It Down: The Newly Approved At-Home HIV Test

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

In the larger scale, the newly FDA-approved home HIV test will prove to be a worthy foot soldier in the battle against AIDS. But as in any war using a novel weapon, there will be individual tragedies along the way that will question its ethical utility.

WATCH: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screenings, From Dr. Nancy Synderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, health expert, shared information about the health screenings that women over 40 should be getting, and how often they should be ...

Kidney Disease: To Screen or Not to Screen? That Is the Question

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Yes, there are many significant benefits of screening and early detection of kidney disease, but no, not everyone should be or needs to be screened.

The Real Impact of Silence on Women's Health

Tanya Abreu | Posted 04.03.2012 | Women
Tanya Abreu

Together we can eradicate suffering in silence, the shame about our bodies that prevents us from getting the care we need, and the senseless deaths of women waiting too long in silence.

Paying for Your Trip as an Incidental Health Traveler

Josef Woodman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business
Josef Woodman

With more than 400 American-accredited hospitals and clinics now offering Western-style medical treatment in 47 countries around the world, it's a bit of a no-brainer to check out your medical tourism options.

The Surprising Link Between Self-Esteem And Disease Prevention

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Many get screened for diseases, but millions also opt out, actively avoiding information about their true health status. Why is that? What makes some people choose to know, while others refuse?

The Doctors Recommendations Don't Matter... not if you can't afford them

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

With all the debate about guidelines for mammograms, pap smears, and PSA testing, one fact is lost... guidelines don't matter if you don't have the mo...

You're Never Too Young For A Broken Heart, Nonprofit Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Heart attacks kill nearly 300,000 people a year, according to the American Heart Association. Holly Morrell knows too much about what happens when h...