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An Affordable Care Act Primer: How Sick Do You Plan to Be?

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.06.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Welcome back! Where were we? Oh, yes. You were trying to decide between all those plans which, on the surface, sound identical but, on closer inspection, are radically different. Are seeing and chewing important to you?

Does Look AHEAD Set Us Back?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The trial is not news because these same results were reported, and received widespread media attention, last fall. This matters, because double dipping gives the impression that this is the second trial in the past year to reach this same conclusion.

Our Comfortable Affliction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The heroes of our flavor-of-the-day news cycles are not those who prove to be right or actually know what they are talking about. The heroes on any given day are the iconoclasts, conspiracy theorists, and -- just plain wing nuts. Affliction is the plat du jour, and these -- its master chefs.

Blood Clot Hoovered From Boy's Heart In World-First Operation

Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents

A 2-year-old boy has made medical history. When doctors opted to use a mini-vacuum, a device regularly used on adult cardiac patients, to suck out a l...

Making Sense of the Mammogram 'Debate'

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 10.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

This is why we worry about the confusion and complacency, and why we fear that the "debate" is giving many women -- even those who can afford it -- "cover" to stay away from the mammography clinic.

New Drug Could Cure Any Virus

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Remember when you went to the doctor for that relentless cough, and all the doctor could prescribe was plenty of fluids and rest? Thanks to a new drug...

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...

Big News On Aspirin For Breast Cancer Survivors

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

A study published by The Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that regular, low-dose aspirin use reduces the risk of recurrence and death from breast cancer among women (stage I, II or III disease).

How The Internet Is Changing U.S. Health Care

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Increasing, "e-patients" are going online to augment medical information from their physicians and to look for a second opinion. There's no waiting, and it's free.

Top 10 Medical Events Of The Decade

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

In writing about the top 10 medical events of the decade, I first began writing about the latest high-tech breakthroughs in genomics, stem cell research, angiogenesis, and so on.