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  • Antidepressants: A help or hindrance to those facing surgery?

    Antidepressants: A help or hindrance to those facing surgery?
    About 11% of Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant, making the drugs the most widely used medication in the United States. And with more than 51 million in-patient surgeries performed annually in the United States, a substantial overlap between the...
  • Use of alertness drug modafinil takes off, spurred by untested uses

    Use of alertness drug modafinil takes off, spurred by untested uses
    In up-all-night, work-work-work America, a prescription medication like modafinil was sure to make major inroads from the get-go. And, whether you call this novel stay-awake drug by its commercial names -- Provigil and Nuvigil -- or by its plain-Jane...
  • In-store clinics look to be a remedy for healthcare law influx

    If you thought it was hard getting a doctor's appointment now, just wait until 30 million more Americans join the line. Nearly 3 in 4 California counties already lack a sufficient number of family physicians, and by 2020 the U.S. faces an estimated...
  • Anna Nicole Smith case: Court says judge erred in tossing convictions

     
    A California appellate court ruled Thursday that a judge erred when he threw out convictions against Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer and psychiatrist in a trial related to the death of the actress-model from prescription drugs. The ruling sends the case......
  • TV not always a healthy channel for advice

    TV not always a healthy channel for advice
    Your family doctor doesn't work with a teleprompter. And there wasn't a live studio audience the last time you put on a hospital gown — thankfully. Television is great for sports, reality shows and reruns of "The Big Bang Theory," but if you're...
  • The doctor-patient relationship is evolving

    The doctor-patient relationship is evolving
    Until now, doctors have pretty much called the shots in the doctor-patient relationship. But change is on the way. Patients, say ahhhhh — it's about to be all about you. The new approach is called patient-centered care, and it's a very good thing,...
  • Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

    Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says
    In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America....
  • Take two spritzes of deer antler spray and call me in the morning

    Take two spritzes of deer antler spray and call me in the morning
    I've used deer antler spray for two days now, and I've rarely felt better, though I do find myself with an overwhelming urge to grind my itchy noggin against big birch trees, and last night, as someone pulled into the driveway, I just suddenly froze in...
  • Obese? Sometimes you just have to hear it from someone in a white coat to believe it

    It's not nice to call someone fat. That's a simple rule of thumb, repeated by parents of small children everywhere. For physicians, however, it's a social nicety that must be set aside if they are to act in the best interests of an overweight or obese ...
  • Nancy Freedman dies at 90; feminist had long and wide-ranging literary career

    Nancy Freedman dies at 90; feminist had long and wide-ranging literary career
    Nancy Freedman, a novelist whose wide-ranging books include the bestselling "Mrs. Mike," co-written with her husband, has died. She was 90. Freedman died Aug. 10 of temporal arteritis, an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the arterial vascular system,...
  • Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe

    Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe
    Tony Judt, a leading historian of postwar Europe and outspoken political essayist who also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease, has died. He was 62. Judt, who was a history professor at New York University, died Friday at his home...