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U.S. Lags Behind Top Nations On Lifespans

Like politics, all health is local. The expected lifespans for Americans born recently are impressive: 75.6 years for males and […]

Outpatient Medical Errors May Surpass Those In Hospitals

It’s been a dozen years since the Institute of Medicine shocked the public by estimating that as many as 98,000 […]

Montel Williams Helps Open Medical Marijuana Shop In Calif.

TV personality, multiple sclerosis patient and one-time drug industry spokesman Montel Williams has a new role: consultant to medical marijuana […]

What Not To Say To Someone Who’s Sick

When best-selling author Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2008, he was thankful for the many prayers, postcards […]

FDA: Sunscreens Will Get More Scrutiny, New Labels

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Food and Drug Administration has revamped its standards for sunscreens. […]

An Air Ambulance Trip Can Leave You With A Sky-High Bill

Nobody plans on having a medical emergency so dire it requires getting airlifted to a hospital by helicopter or plane, […]

Timing Is Everything For Heart Failure Treatment With Pacemakers

People with congestive heart failure are often given pacemakers to help their hearts pump more efficiently. But doctors have been […]

Canadian Med School Dean Irks Students With Copycat Speech

Students looking to get into med school aren’t the only ones accused of cheating. The dean of the University of […]

Surgeon Shows Hidden Motivations In Medical World

When it comes to plastic surgery, you might have heard of Dr. Anthony Youn. He operates a thriving medical practice […]

For Pesticides: Apples Are Worst, Onions The Best

Maybe you overlooked the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s yearly roundup of pesticides in foods released last month. It’s long and […]

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