Mar 25, 2014 5:54pm

Exercises Aim to Reduce ACL Tears in Kids

ABC News’ Ann Reynolds reports: Angela Owens said she was “shocked” when 9-year-old daughter Isabella blew out her knee while coming down from the high-bar during gymnastics practice. Isabella spent a year in physical therapy after undergoing ACL surgery. “It was something not even on… Read More »

Jan 27, 2014 8:14pm

Sneezing 101: Which Contains Germs Better — Tissue or Elbow?

On the flu season battlefield, everyone is a potential enemy, firing their germs like ballistic missiles. ABC News set out to answer the following question once and for all: How can you best stop the spread of germs when sneezing and not get everyone around… Read More »

Jan 21, 2014 10:48pm

Higher Risk of Death From Heart Attack Linked to Hospital Hours

When it comes to a heart attack, the difference between life and death may hinge on timing, according to the Mayo Clinic. Researchers found a 5 percent higher chance of death — almost 2,000 more deaths a year — within 30 days of the heart… Read More »

Jan 14, 2014 6:00am

The Flu: Everything You Need to Know This Season

“It’s just the flu.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that expression. Yet each time I hear it, I cringe. “Just the flu” is responsible every year for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths.  It is a disease that… Read More »

Jan 13, 2014 9:09pm

How to Greet People During Flu Season: Handshake, Fist Bump or High Five?

In the cold and flu season, how we greet each other greatly affects how we spread germs. Could a handshake mean a higher chance of getting a cold? Would a fist bump or high-five be better? ABC News asked a group of volunteers at the… Read More »

Dec 18, 2013 6:00pm

Outrage at the Increasingly High Cost of Cancer Drugs

Cancer drug prices have doubled in the past decade, from an average of $5,000 per month to more than $10,000. Eleven of the 12 cancer drugs the Food and Drug Administration approved for fighting cancer in 2012 were priced at more than $100,000 per year,… Read More »

Dec 10, 2013 6:00am

Doctors Group Backs Tougher Rules Targeting Prescription Drug Abuse

Drug overdoses — largely fueled by the wild rise in prescription painkillers — are now killing more Americans per year than car accidents on U.S. highways, according to the CDC. The American College of Physicians, one of America’s largest medical societies for doctors, announced on… Read More »

Oct 8, 2013 6:38pm

CDC Brings Back 10 Furloughed Staff Members to Address Salmonella Outbreak

  A sweeping salmonella outbreak has become so serious that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called back 10 furloughed staff members to monitor this and other outbreaks. Since March, almost 300 people have become sick in 18 states — mostly in California… Read More »

Apr 2, 2013 7:00am

Tropical Diseases Infect 1 in 6 People Worldwide

There are so many things we take for granted in America. One of them is that our children are not regularly infected by one of the tropical diseases so common among the world’s poorest people. When I was just starting my career in medicine, I… Read More »

Jan 26, 2013 6:00am

Doctors Warn of New Stomach ‘Superbug’ Hitting U.S.

A new strain of norovirus that wreaks havoc on people’s stomachs is so vicious that it’s being called a “superbug” by doctors. Though it was first identified in Australia, this norovirus — also called the Sydney strain — is quickly spreading across the United States…. Read More »