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Can Cell Phones Help American Mothers And Babies?

J. Nwando Olayiwola | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
J. Nwando Olayiwola

The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the industrialized world. The good news is that there are great tools out there to help. Indeed, a text-messaging service that delivers vital health information to mothers at various stages of their pregnancy and during the first year of their child's life, is one of them.

Museum Will Show Off 18th Century Flatulence Cure (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Fun fact: In colonial times, Unicorn Root was used to treat flatulence and to cure other stomach ailments. Unicorn root is used...

SOPA's Killer Cousin You've Probably Never Heard About

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

Findings from NIH-funded research are used everyday to help doctors make treatment and diagnosis decisions -- not just in America but all over the world. That may end with the Research Works Act.

Bilious Cruelty Against Bears in the Name of Medicine

Tim Terhaar | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Tim Terhaar

Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over...

Challenges of Juvenile Diabetes in India

Dinkar Jain | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Dinkar Jain

While juvenile diabetes has many shared challenges across nations -- patients need to mathematically coordinate exercise, insulin, and diet -- there are a few behaviors that make advising patients with juvenile diabetes in India more challenging

Mild Winter Yields Strange Economic Patterns

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Out of a relatively balmy winter have sprung some economic surprises. People have more cash in their pockets because they aren't turning u...

Doctors: Why We Can't Stay Afloat

CNN Money | Posted 01.10.2012 | Small Business

Being a doctor is not the surefire path to financial security that it once was. These 6 doctors explain why it's becoming more difficult to make ends ...

U.S. Doctors' Have A Big Secret

CNN Money | Posted 01.05.2012 | Small Business

Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke. This quiet reality, which is spreading nationwide, is claimi...

What Would You Want If Your Child Had His First Allergic Reaction in School?

Susan Weissman | Posted 03.03.2012 | Parents
Susan Weissman

Should all school children, not just those who have diagnosed food allergies, have access to the emergency medication epinephrine and should more adults be ready to administer it?

Incredible Pen Still Works After 25 Years In Woman's Stomach

Posted 12.20.2011 | Weird News

Twenty-five years ago, a woman told her husband and general practitioner that she accidentally swallowed a felt-tip pen. They didn't believe her at th...

Do Dogs Experience PTSD After Trauma?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a society, we understand the need for a splint when a bone is broken. When "all" that is broken is one's composure or spirit, we often expect you to just get over yourself.

Patient Safety Paramount for Cutting Edge Medicines

Gary Puckrein | Posted 02.05.2012 | Black Voices
Gary Puckrein

It is crucial that the health care communities in both the public and private sector transform their data collection and testing approaches to account for the overall changing face of the American population.

Health Workers Deliver First Aid to Protest Movements

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Movements are also discovering the connection between health and activism in another way, through medical workers joining the front lines to deploy their skills and their conviction.

A Preventative Lifestyle: Keeping Your Body Healthy (and Cancer-Free)

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

My extensive research has given me the sense that even if we have a genetic predisposition to develop cancer, there are ways we can protect ourselves. It is my hope that you will find some great tips in this blog series that will help you to live a longer, healthier and more vital life.

6 Home Remedies To Soothe Cold And Flu Symptoms

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 01.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Missy Chase Lapine

There's a dizzying assortment of over-the-counter syrups and remedies that promise the world, but beware that most simply block the symptoms and do not cure the ailment.

New Health Care: Putting More Intelligence in Your Doctor's Hands

Dr. Martin Kohn | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Dr. Martin Kohn

Medicine has moved into the 21st century, but many aspects of health care have not. Why?

Insider Tips to Avoid Medical Bankruptcy

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Hillary St. Pierre

Medical-related debt does not go against your credit rating! Breathe a sigh of relief if you are hoping to purchase a car or home. Your medical information is protected by law.

Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Cara Santa Maria

Why, if a free flu vaccination is offered to you only steps from your desk, would you opt not to partake? It's time to cut down the myths.

Mapping the NIH's leadership DNA

Tom Fox | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

"One of my challenges is to make sure that the message about the sustainability and future promise of biomedical research is coming across, even if we have to tighten our belts right now."

The Diagnosing and Drugging of 'ADHD' Children -- An American Tragedy Worsens

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The diagnosing of millions of children with ADHD in order to medicate them with stimulants and other psychoactive chemicals is an American tragedy, growing into a worldwide catastrophe.

What We Know and Don't Know

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

Patients must be alert to the risks associated with actions based on conclusions that may have been arrived at as a result of incomplete or inaccurate information.

Eat Your Medicine: Food As Pharmacology

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

What you put at the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle. Food is the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease.

Street Medicine: Making House Calls to People Without Homes

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

During last year's road trip I was honored to be introduced to two great men, Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and James S. Withers, M.D. of Operati...

Discussing Med Student Problems With @MedStudentProbl

Priya Malhotra | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

Despite my studying-induced bouts of psychosis, I do take comfort in the fact that I'm not alone on this stressful (but rewarding) journey. Case in point: @MedStudentProbl.

Celebrity Journalism: A Heads-Up Guide to Talking Heads

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.10.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Just who are all those loud, irritating "talking heads" you see and hear giving soundbites on celebrity news shows? Here's a question-and-answer guide to set you straight!