By ABC News

Aug 25, 2014 5:19pm

Could Medical Marijuana Laws Cut Painkiller Deaths?

By Dr. Jamie Zimmerman States that have legalized medical marijuana may be reaping an unintended benefit from easing up on restrictions: They appear to have nearly 25 percent fewer deaths from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a new study found. The  study, published today in the… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 21, 2014 10:10am

Woman Credits Hypnosis for 140-Pound Weight Loss

  Is the secret to weight loss simply tricking your mind into thinking you had gastric bypass surgery? That’s what happened to Julie Evans, an overwhelmed mom of two small children, who at her biggest weighed 287 pounds. Evans claims hypnosis helped her begin craving… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 15, 2014 10:05am

When Your Daughter Can’t Stop Eating: Raising a Child with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Tonya Wilkinson and her family were recent subjects of a ABC’s “20/20″ piece. Tonya’s 14-year-old daughter Hannah was born with a rare condition called Prader-Willi syndrome, caused by a chromosomal flaw. Prader-Willi syndrome, which strikes only one in 15,000 people, can cause learning issues, muscles… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 14, 2014 9:48am

‘NY Med’ Neurosurgeon Was ‘Bitten by the Doctor Bug’

By Dr. Guy McKhann People often assume that coming from a family of doctors, I chose medicine as a natural career path. But it was not that easy. My great-grandfather was an Ohio family doctor, my grandfather was an academic pediatrician and my father is… Read More »

Aug 7, 2014 6:53pm

Exclusive: US Students Stranded in Liberia ‘Safe,’ Want to Come Home

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, six students from Alabama’s Tuskegee University, stranded in the center of the Ebola danger zone in Africa, said they are “safe” and “healthy” but eager to get home. The students participated in a study abroad program but got… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 1, 2014 6:03pm

Young Nurse Needs Pacemaker, Becomes Patient on ‘NY Med’

By Diana Costine Filming the second season of NY Med was very different for me than filming season 1, because I found myself in a unique position of role reversal: going from treating patients to being a patient myself. I had surgery this season to implant… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 25, 2014 9:17am

Report Raises Safety Questions on Popular Blood Thinner

By Suneel Kamath, MD A scientific study released Wednesday suggests the makers of the blood thinner Pradaxa may have held back information that may have prevented serious bleeding complications among some of the million or so Americans using it. Meanwhile, the maker of Pradaxa, German… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 24, 2014 6:00am

How ‘NY Med’ Neurosurgeon Prepares Patients for ‘New Me’

By Philip Stieg, PhD, MD As chief of neurosurgery at a major teaching hospital, I am used to being observed — I always have students and residents watching me. Teaching is something I love to do, and nothing is more rewarding than mentoring the next… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 17, 2014 6:00am

‘It’s Not Brain Surgery’ Was a Siren Call, ‘NY Med’ Neurosurgeon Says

By Brad E. Zacharia, M.D. I’m a neurosurgeon, which I knew was my calling long before I applied to medical school.  I’m not sure what it was – my fascination with the brain or love of a challenge – but I was never going to… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 11, 2014 3:52pm

Sexual Addiction May Be Real After All

By Tara Berman, MD The debate over whether sex addiction actually exists may be put to bed by a new study that peers into the brains of those with compulsive sexual behaviors. Researchers at the University of Cambridge used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain… Read More »