| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Children plagued by the repetitive behaviors, irrational fears and intrusive thoughts of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder often get some relief from widely prescribed antidepressants. But when they also get a form of psychotherapy that teaches them different...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:36 PM
An obese Ohio boy put in foster care has revived a debate on state intervention to combat childhood obesity; his mother is attempting to regain custody....
| Aug 4, 2011
| 12:25 PM
For two decades starting in the 1930s, the respected Journal of the American Medical Assn. (JAMA) ran advertisements for cigarettes. A long-running ad (see it and others here) proclaimed that "20,679 Physicians say 'LUCKIES are less irritating.'" All...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 12:35 PM
The U.S.-raised animals we eat consumed about 29 million pounds of antibiotics in the last year alone, according to a first-ever Food and Drug Administration accounting of antimicrobial drug use by the American livestock industry.
The release of the...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:45 PM
A pair of U.S. governors appealed to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday to reclassify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses, saying current federal law makes it difficult for states that have legalized medical marijuana to safely...
| Dec 5, 2011
Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike.
| Dec 5, 2011
Karen Smuland has always been an anxious person. But after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York's World Trade Center, she had her first panic attack and ended up in an emergency room, convinced that she was dying.
The 48-year-old architect from Bend,...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:05 PM
Television crime shows have helped popularize autopsies, but in reality these postmortem exams are becoming rarer every year. Today, hospitals perform autopsies on only about 5 percent of patients who die, down from roughly 50 percent in the 1960s. That's...
| Oct 5, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Trying to drum up support for his healthcare plans from the medical community, President Barack Obama spoke to doctors in the White House Rose Garden today....
| Oct 26, 2009
The discovery came about by accident more than a decade ago: Weight-loss surgery often led to dramatic improvements in the control of Type 2 diabetes, often before patients had even left the hospital.
Today, evidence of the connection is so solid that...
| Dec 4, 2013
Dr. Marie Therese "Terry" Southgate, a longtime editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, was best known for her 34-year role in choosing paintings and other fine art for the journal's cover and for the graceful, informative essays she...