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Medicaid Takes Growing Slice Of States’ Spending

Medicaid sure is popular. And that’s a big problem for state budgets. These days the health program for the poor […]

Dominique Dawes, From Olympian To Health Advocate

In her budding teenage years, Dominique Dawes already had captured the Olympic spotlight. She’s the first African-American female to win […]

FDA Tells Weight-Loss Surgery Centers To Pull Misleading Ads

In an unusual move, the Food and Drug Administration has warned a marketing company and eight surgery centers in Southern […]

Insurers Often Don’t Pay For Teen Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery for morbidly obese teenagers is getting some traction, when diets and exercise fail. Getting the procedure paid for […]

ADHD Drugs Show Little Risk For Most Adults’ Hearts

Kids aren’t the only ones taking drugs for ADHD. In fact, over the past decade or so, use of the […]

How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

If you’re a woman looking to cut your risk for breast cancer, the advice can seem full of contradictions and […]

A Deadly Fire That Changed How Hospitals Are Built

Fifty years ago it was still OK to smoke in hospitals. And on Friday, Dec. 8, 1961, someone, nobody knows […]

With Doubts, FDA Panel Votes For Yaz And Related Contaceptives

Doubts have been growing about Yasmin, Yaz and their sister contraceptives for several years now. And those doubts reached full […]

To Keep Marriage Healthy When Baby Comes, Share Housework

As many couples can attest — and lots of research backs this up — marital happiness plummets with the arrival […]

Experimental Vaccine For Stomach Flu Might Work

Nothing ruins a nice cruise or a gluttonous run down the office party buffet like the norovirus. The obnoxious virus […]

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