| Dec 26, 2009
Dr. Walter E. Stamm, whose discoveries on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections and of the relationship between chlamydia and pelvic inflammatory disease saved tens of thousands of women from infertility, died Dec. 14 at his home in...
| Feb 3, 2010
Timothy Valerius is happy and healthy and will turn three years old in March, but his survival was very much in question. At fourteen weeks doctors noticed a large stomach mass on Heidi's unborn son. She said doctors told her he a 3% change of being...
| Apr 1, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Brie-Anne Paterson has suffered from chronic pelvic pain for more than half her life. She was the girl in gym class curled up on the locker room floor, crying and clutching her abdomen.
"I would just die the week of my period,"...
| Feb 16, 2011
For decades, American parents were on circumcision autopilot. Conventional wisdom held that the foreskin-free penis was healthier and cleaner. Everyone was doing it, so everyone had it done.
Not so today. Rates of infant circumcision have declined...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical in York County outperformed the national average in seven of eight conditions patients can acquire during hospital stays, according to the Centers for...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 2:56 AM
Over strong objections from the hospital industry, the government has published data about things that can go wrong in hospitals — falls, objects left behind during surgeries, bloodstream or urinary infections associated with catheters, incompatible...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 12:00 PM
A dangerous, often deadly bacterium resistant to the most powerful antibiotics known to medicine is spreading in Chicago hospitals and nursing homes, prompting an effort to mobilize a regionwide response.
Known as KPC for short, Klebsiella pneumoniae...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 10:59 PM
After 15 years of writing this column, I've answered more than 3,100 questions from readers. It's impossible to choose a favorite, but I have managed to select a few of the more unusual questions from the archives:
Q: When Harley the hedgehog is in bed...
| Dec 20, 2010
Tiffany Fairis is like millions of women who suffer from urinary tract infections--Tiffany said she's battled infections since she was a child.
"At least once a year and that's on a good year," Tiffany said. It's painful, it's a nuisance , you take...