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  • How do Americans waste $28 billion a year? On vitamins, doctors say

    How do Americans waste $28 billion a year? On vitamins, doctors say
    Looking for ways to save money in 2014? Here's some advice from doctors: Stop buying vitamins. Time after time, studies have shown that vitamin and mineral supplements don’t prevent disease or death. And yet consumers keep buying them, lament...
  • So much data-gathering, so little doctoring

    So much data-gathering, so little doctoring
    I'm a stomach doc. I've seen thousands of patients, inside and out, for 25 years. I've done research, I've taught, I've been an administrator. And as the years rolled by, I've watched the healthcare industry begin to undo healthcare itself. It's complex,...
  • Another Obamacare myth exposed: The California doctor 'boycott'

    Another Obamacare myth exposed: The California doctor 'boycott'
    You may have heard recently that seven out of 10 California doctors were "boycotting" the state's Affordable Care Act exchange, known as Covered California. At least, you've heard it if you've been following right-wing news sources such as Fox News,...
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers dies at 85; popular TV psychologist

    Dr. Joyce Brothers dies at 85; popular TV psychologist
    Fame was never her intent, Dr. Joyce Brothers often said. She was not yet 30, new to stay-at-home motherhood and struggling to help her husband stretch his pay as a medical resident when she came up with an ambitious plan: Transform herself into a...
  • In medicine, more care may not be better

     In medicine, more care may not be better
    The dull whir of the computer running in the background seemed to have gotten louder as the patient fell quiet. She was a young woman, a primary-care patient of mine, seeking a referral to yet another gastroenterologist. Her abdominal pain had already...
  • Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds

    Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds
    Nearly 1 in 5 patients in a hospital's intensive care unit gets care and treatment judged by the physician in charge to be ineffective, needlessly aggressive or pointless given the patient's dire state, a new study says. And the financial costs of that...
  • Horrific flesh-rotting drug krokodil may be in Chicago, doctor says

    Horrific flesh-rotting drug krokodil may be in Chicago, doctor says
    More possible cases of the use of krokodil, the flesh-eating drug popular in Russia and Eastern Europe as a cheaper alternative to heroin, have surfaced in the U.S., this time in a Chicago suburb, health officials said.  Dr. Abhin Singla, an internist ...
  • Covered California removes glitchy online directory of doctors

    Covered California removes glitchy online directory of doctors
    Checking up on a doctor is becoming a major snag for Obamacare shoppers in California. Three weeks into open enrollment, the state's insurance exchange, Covered California, has pulled its online directory of medical providers after acknowledging there...
  • For black women, weight maintenance may be the best goal

    For black women, weight maintenance may be the best goal
    News flash: Some overweight and obese women work harder to get healthy when they're not ordered to lose weight, but told their current body shape is fine and that maintaining it is an acceptable goal. The women on whom this approach has most recently...
  • Inability to ID famous faces may be sign of early-onset dementia

    Inability to ID famous faces may be sign of early-onset dementia
    With no cure in hand for Alzheimer's disease, many ask why someone would necessarily want an early diagnosis. But research continues to focus on detecting the earliest signs of dementia, and on the factors that give rise to some dementias or fuel their...
  • Debbie Rowe: Michael Jackson's doctors competed to give pain meds

    Debbie Rowe: Michael Jackson's doctors competed to give pain meds
    Often in tears, Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe testified Wednesday that doctors seemed in competition to see who could give him the most powerful painkillers. “Michael had a very low pain tolerance, and his fear of pain was incredible,...