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What to Know About Zika Virus and the 2016 Rio Olympics

Robert Segal, MD | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert Segal, MD

As many of us look forward to the summer Olympics, and being that it only happens every four years, this is most certainly a momentous and exciting ti...

Sweden Considers Medical Tests To Vet Age Of Young Refugees

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.04.2016 | World

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Under huge strain from an influx of unaccompanied children seeking asylum, the Swedish government faces political pressure to un...

Have You Noticed How Young Doctors Are Today? I Have.

Teresa Kindred | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Have you noticed that people who work in the medical field are getting younger all the time? All the people my age or older must have retired and now their children and grandchildren are taking their place.

10 Must-Do Health Checks For Women Over 50

Bonnie Moore | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

Early detection is key to staying healthy. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality suggests women over 50 complete these 10 essential health checks.

Breast Cancer and Test Results: Is a Positive Really a Negative?

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH

I recently received the following text: "Hi! My friend just came back with a double negative on her breast cancer [test]. What does that mean?" So here's what you need to know about your test results.

Tracking Health Too Closely May Be Hurting Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently took to Twitter to give his 2.8 million followers a little unsolicited health advice: Get a lot...

Why Are So Many Women Ignoring Heart Attack Symptoms?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women, and yet women are more likely than men to dismiss pain or symptoms of heart problems, and to dela...

75 and Out?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Richard W. Kropf

As he puts it: "...death is a loss... too long is also a loss." It's a question of which we prefer, a shorter more vibrant life, or a longer one in which we eventually will have to cope with the challenge of a slow decline.

Medical Tests: The Illusion of Reassurance

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

Tests are increasingly common, visits are increasingly short, and doctors now commonly forego thorough physical examination. Put bluntly, in the exam room we are already doing less talking and touching, and more testing.

When More Medicine Isn't Better

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Not surprisingly, doctors end up not tolerating uncertainty. In our high-tech era, this means more is done. A patient has seemingly vague symptoms, so the doctor orders some laboratory tests "just to get a baseline."

4 Medical Tests You May Not Need

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Jessica Girdwain "Is this test really necessary?" That's the question every woman should ask at her next doctor's visit. According to a report i...

Study Finds Medicare Recipients Given Too Many Unnecessary Tests

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty

When is too much of a good thing not so good? A study by Dartmouth College and just published by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that certa...

To Sleep, Perchance to Snore

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

This wasn't the first night I've slept on the floor of a hotel bathroom.

Normal Medical Lab Results Not So Normal

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The medical field continues to define health as the absence of disease, an impoverished conceptualization that underlies the most fundamental problems in our health care system.

Tips From A Cancer Survivor To Help Ease Your Fear About Medical Tests | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's that time of year again for me. Testing time. Ye Annual CAT Scanne. Like the Olde Time Ice Cream Shoppe. But with doctors and isotope-laced Cryst...

Medical Scans Lead To High Doses Of Radiation For Some Patients, Study Finds | ALEX BERENSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

At least four million Americans under age 65 are exposed to high doses of radiation each year from medical imaging tests, according to a new study in ...

A Christmas Present from Israel: A Bloodless Medical Exam

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Thanks to new research, unnecessary and uncomfortable medical and psychological tests can now be replaced with a pencil and paper -- and can provide a much more accurate forecast.