| Jul 14, 2012
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...
| Sep 13, 2012
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,...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:23 PM
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....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Antidepressants, now the third-most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the United States, are routinely offered to patients with vague complaints of fatigue, pain and malaise but who are not classified as suffering from a mental disorder by the...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 6:22 PM
In the United States and Europe, antiretroviral drugs have changed HIV infection from an early death sentence to a lifelong but manageable condition. Many international philanthropies have contended that these medications could do the same in poor...
| May 9, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Children who are brought to a hospital's emergency department after a blow to the head are often rushed into a CT scanner so physicians can rule out dangerous bleeding in the brain. But when emergency doctors wait to see if a child's dizziness, nausea,...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 12:33 PM
A long-term study shows that Latinos have a much higher rate of certain vision disorders. Now, on the heels of the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study, free eye health screenings will be offered in the city.
The EyeSmart EyeCheck screening targeting Latinos was...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 12:33 PM
As you gaze across the bountiful Thanksgiving offerings on your table this year, be grateful for the life-extending benefits of orange. Orange as in alpha-carotene. Orange as in pumpkin, carrots and squash, the foods richest in this phytonutrient. A study...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Compared with uncaffeinated women, those who drank the equivalent of four or more cups of coffee a day are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes and less likely to volunteer their time in church or community groups. But a new study finds...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:43 PM
If your blood pressure spikes when you're in the doctor's office, you probably have what's called white-coat syndrome, a stress response to being in a clinical setting. You're not alone--some greyhound dogs may have it as well.
A study finds that retired...