iOS app Android app

Medicine

The Haitian Medical Dilemma

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

I, like many other private practice orthopedic surgeons, am eager to go and help ease the suffering in Haiti. My heart aches with every passing day...

A System I Can Live With

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We've spent a good bit of time in Canada as America debates the future of our failed health care faux-system. So many Big Business types and their ha...

New Medical Marijuana Policy: Obama Administration Will Not Seek Arrests For People Following State Laws

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under...

An Interview with Dr. Diane M. Harper, HPV Expert

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

My examination of the Gardasil vaccine continues with an in-depth interview of Dr. Diane M. Harper.

Americans on Drugs

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

The number one problem doctors report about treating patients is failure to take prescription medications correctly, regardless of patient age.

South African Plant Helps With Back Pain

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Devil's claw is a plant from South Africa named for the small hooks on its fruit. Known for its anti-inflammatory effects, it has been shown in recent...

Pilot Study And New Book Prove Yoga's Benefits In Treating Osteoporosis

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Loren Fishman, MD

As a physician and advocate of integrative medicine, I have shown that Yoga can improve upon or substitute for traditional Western medical treatments for osteoporosis.

Beyond Guantanamo: Torture Thrives in Connecticut

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In the case of Coleman v. Lantz, Connecticut has argued for the right to force feed a hunger-striking inmate in an excruciatingly painful manner.

AIDS Is The No. 1 Cause Of Death, Disease For Women 15-44, Says WHO

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — In its first study of women's health around the globe, the World Health Organization said Monday that the AIDS virus is the leading cau...

Haiti Earthquake Aid Slowly Reaching Victims As Desperation Grows

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Click here for earlier updates from Haiti -- Follow the latest breaking news via our Haiti Twitter list -- See the latest images here -- Find out how ...

Paging Dr. Benjamin

Dr. Nancy Snyderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Well it's about time. Nine months after the inauguration of President Obama, we finally have our Surgeon General. And it couldn't have come soon enough.

Infertility: Have You Checked Your Sperm?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

About 40 percent of infertility is due to a male factor. Unfortunately, many couples and even doctors neglect to evaluate the male partner, leading to unnecessary testing on the female.

Study Shows Hope For Type Of Blindness

Wall Street Journal | By RON WINSLOW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A small but provocative study showed that a form of gene therapy significantly improved the vision of patients left legally blind by a rare genetic ey...

Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Top 10 Healing Foods Of The Decade

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

The past decade has presented an explosion of clinical research to show specifically what health benefits individual foods can offer, identifying the various nutrients associated with these benefits.

Disease Turns Muscle Into Bone: Joshua Scoble Fights For His Life (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Three-year-old Joshua Scoble is fighting a rare and disabling genetic disease that turns his muscle into bone. He tries to live as normal a life as p...

Beyond Fluoride: Pharmaceuticals, Drinking Water and the Public Health

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If we are willing to ingest fluoride to prevent tooth decay, surely we can tolerate a trace of lithium to prevent suicides.

How Homeopathic Medicines Work: Nanopharmacology At Its Best

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Precisely how homeopathic medicines work remains a mystery, and yet, nature is replete with mysteries and with numerous striking examples of the power of extremely small doses.

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.

Antibiotics Linked To Birth Defects

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections and b...

Sharecare Builds A Web 3.0 Bridge To Better Health

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

Searching for health information on the web can feel overwhelming. The power of the Internet is also its limitation--it provides information, but not guidance on how to sort what is credible and what is not.

Addendum To 'The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine'

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Our conclusion stands: using even the low figure of 225,000 annual in-hospital deaths, hospital care ranks third, behind heart disease and cancer, as a leading cause of death.

A Seedling of Sanity Takes Root in the War On Drugs

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Robinson

It is time to cast aside all of the misinformation and propaganda about what marijuana is and what it is not. At least we are on the right path.

Doubling Down on Baby M: New Jersey's Ongoing Resistance to Surrogacy

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

That a woman consented to use her body as a surrogate was irrelevant, because there are some acts to which nobody is permitted to consent. As well-meaning as this approach might have been, its underpinnings are inescapably sexist.

Mayim Bialik's Latest Role: Green Mom

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

We know her as Blossom, that spunky adolescent on that eponymous sitcom. But since the series ended in 1995, Mayim Bialik, now 33, has truly blossomed.

Health Care: Understanding Functional Medicine

Dr. M.J. Wegmann | Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. M.J. Wegmann

Wellness can be described as a state that combines health and happiness. Thus those factors that contribute to being healthy and happy also will be contributing to being well.