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5 Frightening, Lifesaving Things to Know About CT Scans, Side Effects, Blood and Cancer

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

My wife Briggs was driven so far down by chemotherapy for her advanced rectal cancer. Yet in the book I wrote in her memory, Briggs: Love, Cancer, ...

Some Days All You Feel Is Your Cancer

Bret Hoekema | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

There was a merger -- God knows when or why -- that made cancer a mid-level manager. Cancer is fat, lazy, and unaware. It manages maniacally from a fluorescent-lit, second-floor office window.

Saving Mr. Disney: What Walt Taught Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

So with what we know today, we could have saved Mr. Disney, and many of the other celebrities. More importantly, you can save your own life by recognizing the problem of smoking addiction and committing yourself to improvement.

Skull Scans Reveal Big Surprise About Flightless Dinosaurs

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 08.01.2013 | Science

Some nonavian dinosaurs, including carnivorous tyrannosaurs, may have had brains that were hardwired for flight long before even the earliest known b...

When 'Unremarkable' Is a Good Thing

Myra Demeter | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I am usually perfectly capable of holding a conversation via my Bluetooth connection while driving my car. Almost three years ago, I received a phone call from a close relative that caused me to pull over to the side of the road to give the call my absolute attention.

Ancient Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Recreated In 3D

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/25/2013 08:00 AM EST on LiveScience Nearly 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under ...

Why Diagnosis Is the Key to Your Health -- And the Health of the Nation

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

When you go to the doctor, you want to find out what's wrong and how you can get better. In modern-day America, though, what you will get are tests to "rule out" problems rather than figure out what you actually have.

CT Scans in Children: Benefit and Risks

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

CT examinations, like all medical tests, should be performed only when medically required. The results of the proposed CT or any imaging examinations should answer a clinical question and either confirm or exclude a suspected condition.

Skull Scans Reveal Dino's Strange Dining Habits

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

Call it a prehistoric paradox. Huge herbivorous dinosaurs like Diplodocus—at about 30 meters in length, one of the longest dinos ever discovered—n...

CT Scans and Cancer: What Parents Need to Know and Do

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

There is very little in medicine (or in life) that is risk-free. And there are very few clear-cut answers in medicine. All of us, doctors and patients and parents alike, weigh risks and benefits differently.

Catherine Pearson

Imaging, Radiation Exposure Up, Even At HMOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Money may not be the driving force behind increased medical imaging, according to new research that finds imaging, even when provided through HMOs whi...

The FDA and Fukushima Fallout

Robert Alvarez | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

The FDA has been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting public health from medical radiation exposures.

CT Scans Pose Risks, Need More Regulation

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

From long-term cancer risks to radiation overdose mistakes, CT scans pose a growing danger to the American public and need more regulation to improve ...

Real Health Care Reform: Limit Excessive Care and Remove Nonclinical Factors From Medical Decisions

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

It may sound simple, but limiting excessive care and basing medical treatment on science tempered by compassion has proven very difficult to accomplish.

CT Scan Radiation Will Kill 15,000 will die from CT scans done in 1 year

msn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Radiation from CT scans done in 2007 will cause 29,000 cancers and kill nearly 15,000 Americans, researchers said Monday....

Brain Scan Radiation

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators are investigating reports of dangerous radiation levels at two more California hospitals, following earli...

Doctors Reap Benefits Of Useless Care

Washington Post | Shankar Vedantam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In August 2005, doctors at Urological Associates, a medical practice on the Iowa-Illinois border, ordered nine CT scans for patients covered by Wellma...

Cigarette Company Funded Lung Cancer Study

New York Times | Gardiner Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In October 2006, Dr. Claudia Henschke of Weill Cornell Medical College jolted the cancer world with a study saying that 80 percent of lung cancer deat...