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 »

Jan 23, 2013 8:30am

5 Tips to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

There are few things people do for their health that are harder than losing weight and keeping the weight off. In this week’s Tweet Chat, we looked for advice from the experts as well as the general public on how to set yourself up for success…. Read More »

Jan 17, 2013 5:29pm

New Brain Monitor Aims to Alert Doctors When Patients Wake During Surgery

While under general anesthesia during an emergency Caesarean section, Angela DeLessio’s eyes were closed and her body was unable to move, but she remained fully conscious. “It was like a searing pain,” DeLessio told ABC News recently. “I felt like I was being burned. … I… Read More »

Jan 8, 2013 5:47pm

Early Flu Season Hits Hard

The flu is back and with a vengeance. Hitting the U.S. unusually early and hard this year, the flu season has officially arrived and it won’t be departing any time soon. If you’re at all like me, you have a healthy appreciation for the often… Read More »

Jan 7, 2013 6:45pm

Flu Outbreak: Fighting the Virus With Social Media

The flu season has arrived — and it’s weeks early. In one week, 16 states and New York City reported high levels of the flu. By the following week, that number was up to 29. Each day for the past week, more than 500 New Yorkers… Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 4:35pm

Do Video Games Make Kids Violent?

Adam Lanza gunned down twenty-seven people in Newtown, Conn. Dec. 14 and his access to high-powered firearms has put gun control front and center in the discourse around the tragedy.  At the same time, it has started a debate about violent video games.   Senator… Read More »

Dec 11, 2012 10:52am

Nelson Mandela’s Lung Infection Could Be Pneumonia

Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, a term often used synonymously with pneumonia. Elderly people are at an increased risk for infections in general — more so if the person has many chronic medical problems, but as people age their immune systems are… Read More »

Dec 10, 2012 7:33pm

Doctors Find Success Using Retooled HIV to Fight Leukemia

By Ann Reynolds: In April, Emma Brooke Whitehead’s leukemia seemed unbeatable. Emma, a 6-year-old from Phillipsburg, Pa., had been fighting the disease for nearly two years and doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said there were no standard treatments left.  So they took a gamble… Read More »