While our developed nation continues to tolerate wood-burning, smoke pollution gets attention in poor countries.
Healthcare providers -- and the rest of us -- need to recognize that these very personal health concerns are more common than we think. And PFD issues affect the overall wellness of women and their partners.
The last-minute decision by Congressional Republicans not to vote on a 20-week abortion ban on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade stemmed from disagreement about rape victims. Missing from the discussion were other women who have abortions later than 20 weeks of pregnancy.
For most of us, our daily choices for nutrition have veered so far from the farm that a connection between nature and health seem distant. Until 60 ye...
An ambulance ride to their local hospital was followed by a medical helicopter flight to Boston Children's Hospital, where Joseph received the majority of his care. Gina took the chopper; Rob made the longest one-hour drive of his life.
As a physician and a researcher, I always like to know the source of health advice. Just because something is published in a science journal or reported on the news doesn't mean it's true. You need to look at how a study is designed, as well as decide if it seems to make sense. Here's some health advice that you should think twice about.
With increasing research, the message is becoming clear: For most people with uncomplicated heart disease, the risk of angina, arrhythmia or death is relatively low during sexual activity and comparable to the risk associated with mild to moderate physical exertion.
Research is the engine that propels science. Every mile we've gained in the treatment and prevention of all diseases comes from researchers discoverin...
"I'm not surprised by the declining numbers," Dr. Broderick said. "But I am surprised by how quickly it's happened. Falling two spots in a few years after being No. 3 for a long, long, long time is remarkable."
Nowadays, we hear a lot from people that eating fish is good for us... but I also get a lot of questions from my patients on whether there is such a thing as too much fish.
Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...
This is all about improving the quality of care in real time. Whereas studies show what has already happened to a patient, sometimes months after discharge, this is an opportunity to make a difference when it matters most -- while care is being given.
Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.
Since I picked up long distance running in 2006 I declared that I was going to live healthy and run until I reached 100. Nothing was going to stop me -- or so I thought. Instead my heart was quietly betraying me.
Unfortunately, many of the most well-intentioned New Year's resolutions fizzle by February. They're done in by a lack of commitment or a lack of know-how. That is where Denise can help.
In Uganda, sore throats -- strep, actually -- are so common that kids don't complain about it and aren't treated for it. This can create problems in their heart valves. And for some children, each round of strep causes more problems to those valves.