| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:55 PM
After being spurned two months ago, biotech giant Amgen Inc. said it has reached a $10.4-billion deal for Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., which has developed a promising drug to fight blood cancer.
Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, will pay $125 per share for...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I have neck pain, sciatica and headaches. I've tried prednisone, Celebrex, Ibuprofen, Vicodin, physical therapy, chiropractors, massage, reiki, acupuncture, prayer work, laser and two surgeries on my neck. Nothing helps. Please, any...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:34 AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fifty-five hospitals in 21 states have agreed to pay $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger payments from...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
In recent weeks, the big unanswered question about skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn as she headed toward the 2014 Winter Olympics was whether the rumors about her dating Tiger Woods were true.
Vonn and her publicists had succeeded in doing a nifty verbal...
| Apr 21, 2013
After discovering that a promising new drug caused multiple types of cancer in lab animals, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline stopped developing the compound.
But the failed experimental drug, called GW501516, is making a comeback in another...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women shouldn't take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones, and there's not enough evidence to say whether it would help anyone else either, says a U.S. government-backed panel.
Based on two reviews...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The Lehigh Valley's newest health care facility specifically for women is hosting an open house this evening. Coordinated Health, the integrated hospital network, is welcoming the public to visit its new Women’s Health facility at 1405 Cedar Crest...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Q: Now that I'm nearing divorce court (in large part due to sexual difficulties), I was dismayed by the response to a person inquiring about finasteride (Proscar). I have every single side effect in your answer.
I have not taken Proscar for some time. I...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The AHA and the American Stroke Association recommend a daily intake of 1,500 milligrams of sodium -- the average is 3,400 mg.Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. For the...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Lose 10 pounds in a week! Such are the claims of popular diets featured in magazines, books and on the Internet, which appeal to a growing number of people trying to battle the bulge.
"People are spending more money on weight loss; it's a huge industry,...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:36 PM
This Saturday you can get some medical tests for FREE.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem is offering blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. They're also doing vision, glaucoma, and diabetes testing as well as checking hearing and...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:45 PM
Ever since ice formed on the ground, Lena Schornack is afraid to go out and get her mail.
The 86-year-old lives in a condominium on the east side of Aberdeen and is afraid of slipping on the ice and hurting herself. Her mail is not delivered to her...