| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Minimally invasive surgery, known formally as laparoscopic surgery, has proved a boon for patients over the last 20 years, minimizing hospital stays, speeding recovery and reducing the cosmetic consequences of operations. But new evidence suggests the...
| May 12, 2010
| 4:24 PM
A new report released this morning by the influential Institute of Medicine proposes calls for the Food and Drug Administration to apply the same scientific rigor to evaluating health claims for food and nutritional supplements as it does to determining...
| May 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Nothing says I live in a loft (or would like you to think I do) with more immediacy than the humble work stool with a seat that adjusts on a visible industrial screw. You can find the odd one at various prices from vintage furniture stores and flea...
| Apr 2, 2009
WASHINGTON - The number of people filing new jobless claims jumped unexpectedly last week, while those continuing to receive benefits hit a 10th straight record-high. Both figures show the labor market remains weak and is unlikely to recover anytime soon....
| Dec 24, 2009
| 5:32 AM
Senate Democrats this morning passed a sweeping healthcare overhaul bill, setting the stage for reconciliation early next year with similarly historic legislation passed by the House last month.
The vote was 60-39. It came after months of bitter partisan...
| Jul 12, 2010
"Is there an app for that?" When it comes to consumer health care applications for smart phones, the answer, increasingly, is yes.
There are now close to 6,000 consumer health apps, according to a review published in March by mobihealthnews, which...
| Feb 15, 2010
| 7:48 AM
UPDATE: Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind) announced Monday he will not seek re-election. The news comes as a shock to say the least, not just in Indiana, but in Washington, D.C.
The two-term Senator said he quote "doesn't love Congress." He elaborated further...
| Mar 11, 2010
Governor Jennifer Granholm could soon sign into law a bill that wili protect patients from having improper medical devices used on them. The bill comes after Dr. Robert Stokes, a Grand Rapids Dermatologist, was found to be re-using medical equipment...
| May 12, 2010
Walgreens late Wednesday reversed a decision to carry genetic test kits in its stores after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began an investigation of the supplier and product.
Deerfield-based Walgreen Co. had planned to begin stocking thousands...
| May 13, 2010
| 8:27 AM
Walgreens late Wednesday reversed a decision to carry genetic test kits from a San Diego company in its stores after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began an investigation of the supplier and product.
Walgreen Co. had planned to begin stocking...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 8:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- They call it the "Botax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrinkle-smoothing injections and other procedures as they search for ways to pay for costly health care overhaul...
| Nov 20, 2009
Senator Patty Murray, (D) Washington, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate urging colleagues to rise above partisanship to work together to pass the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act".
Murray delivered a speech highlighting the...