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There Are Few Legal Requirements To Be An Ambulance Driver -- And That Makes For Deadly Accidents

WABC-TV | Posted 03.19.2015 | Crime

SPRING VALLEY (WABC) -- Private ambulance companies have tremendous responsibilities, tasked with protecting the sick and safely transporting them to ...

9/11 Defendant Claims Ongoing Injuries From CIA Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Walter Ruiz, Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi's lawyer and a former Navy commander, told the court that Hawsawi's treatment needs stem from injuries he sustained under U.S.-sponsored torture. Ruiz wants to interview his client's doctors to learn more about the "ongoing bleeding" and "colorectal issues that stem from his time in captivity...."

The Ethical Dilemma of Forced Chemotherapy on a Teen

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The philosopher Immanuel Kant wrote that "whoever wills the end, wills the means." However, even those who initially support a plan to force treatment on a young patient are morally bound to question the means required to do so.

No, If A Baby Is Hungry, She Will Not Eat

Samira Khan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Samira Khan

When a child is hungry, she will not necessarily eat.

You Won't Believe These Bizarre, Gross Remedies Doctors Used To Use (NEW BOOK)

Julian Walker | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books
Julian Walker

Most of us have fantasized about living in the past -- seventeenth-century France, Rome of the emperors, sailing with Viking explorers. But there is an aspect of the past that can be guaranteed to send us scurrying back to the reassuring present -- health and medicine.

'Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!'

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

We must bring back the art of medicine and the art of healing and treat all of our patients with a "listening infusion."

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."

Trees, Brains and Human Faces

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank A. Weil

What do trees, brains and human faces have in common? While they share a lot of characteristics with the others of their species, each stands apart, distinctly, from its siblings.

Practicing Bad Medicine

Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH

Many people are demanding better oversight of drug manufacturers in the wake of the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. But few people are asking an even more important question: Why were these patients getting questionable -- and mostly unnecessary -- steroid injections in the first place?

Free or Low-cost Medical Care Is Available Right Now if You Need It

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

I spent a number of years in the medical field. I even ran medical practices. But even I was unaware until recently about one really good option for people struggling to find more affordable medical care -- the federally funded community health center program.

WATCH: The Secrets Behind Pain

Posted 07.26.2013 | Healthy Living

We know why we feel acute pain: You place your hand on a hot burner accidentally, your brain registers the sensation and instructs you instantaneously...

Photographs Illuminate The Isolation Of Leprosy

Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts

Leprosy is a condition that many of us believe has come and gone -- an unpleasant medical fate from another era. But for the people of Da Qin Island, ...

New and Promising Food Allergy Treatment 'Tricks' the Immune System

Susan Weissman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Like any parent whose child has multiple and life-threatening food allergies, I scrutinize any pronouncements of treatments through the lens of my child's body.

Introducing Medical Gift Registry for Patients (VIDEO)

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Since entering remission a little over four years ago, Diem Brown has been working on a medical gift registry

Questionable Drug Given To Sleepless Vets

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Andrew White returned from a nine-month tour in Iraq beset with signs of post-traumatic stress disorder: insomnia, nightmares, cons...

PHOTOS: The World's 15 Best Places To Die

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Great Britain is the best place in the world to die, according to a new report. The country tops the 2010 Quality of Death Index, prepped by Econom...

Many Americans Overtreated

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The doctors finally let Rosaria Vandenberg go home. For the first time in months, she was able to touch her 2-year-old daughter who had been afraid o...

Gary Brooks Faulkner To Receive Medical Treatment In Pakistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An American who was detained in Pakistan while on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden has been moved to the capital city of Islamaba...

Overtreated: More Medical Care Isn't Always Better

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — More medical care won't necessarily make you healthier – it may make you sicker. It's an idea that technology-loving American...

Step Up to Mike's Challenge

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Despite all we've learned from Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Roger and Me, we continue to take abuse. Our pal Mike is now asking us to act.

Schizophrenia Study Finds Similarities Across 37 Countries | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

An international study of more than 17,000 people with schizophrenia has found striking similarities in symptoms, medication, employment and sexual pr...

More Than Half Million Kids React Badly To Drugs

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — More than half a million U.S. children yearly have bad reactions or side effects from widely used medicines that require medical treat...

Disease Mongering: Good For Big Pharma, Bad For You

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

There is a growing trend to promote diseases to fit existing drugs. As a culture, we should be suspicious whenever we hear of a new "disease," and ask whether it may just be a marketing ploy.

Fear, Greed and X-Rays

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist. And doctors are human beings.

The Question No One Asks About Healthcare

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Given that we all want health and spend trillions to "care" for it, it's sobering how little thought we give to the true meaning of the term.