| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Some 15 years ago, Andrew Carroll heard the story: During the Civil War, Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, saved the life of Lincoln's son Robert at a New Jersey train station.
Intrigued, Carroll started digging. He not only...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Apr 21, 2013
Mom, if you're reading, stop now.
So it's possible that when I was a child growing up I would, very, very rarely, feign sickness so I could stay home and read.
Hardly ever. Like two or three times. Five or six at the most.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Each year, nearly 42,000 American adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Together, influenza and pneumonia are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. In spite of these statistics, vaccination rates for influenza and pneumonia are...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:26 AM
As I've written last week, for many faith comes easy. They believe the Bible, as one has said, "all the way from Generations to Revolutions!" (Genesis to Revelation, for those of you not familiar with the books of the Bible). Others, want to believe,...
| Jan 30, 2013
A diagnosis of hepatitis C — a stubborn virus that is a common cause of chronic liver disease — can be devastating. In 2007, it passed HIV/AIDS in annual deaths, with more than 17,000 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 11:07 AM
After Eileen Smith was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes four years ago, she went in search of a medical ID bracelet to wear in case she suffered a hypoglycemic episode away from home.
She bought a standard bracelet at the drug store, but it broke....
| Mar 26, 2012
WASHINGTON — Obamacare dominated the 2010 midterms, driving its Democratic authors to a historic electoral shellacking. But since then, the issue has slipped quietly underground.
Now it's back, summoned to the national stage by the confluence of...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:09 PM
The Federal Drug Administration will begin examining the safety of drugs like penicillin and tetracycline which are often mixed in to animal feed to enhance growth. A federal judge in New York recently ruled on behalf of a group of several plaintiffs...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 6:41 PM
After taking a call from a client recently about two dead dairy heifers, the logical first step in my investigation was to perform a couple of necropsy examinations. (Necropsy is the term analogous to autopsy when it's performed on an animal.) I had...