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  • Nation suceeds in reducing its trans fat intake

    Nation suceeds in reducing its trans fat intake
      The campaign to limit the amount of trans fats people consumer appears to have made a dent. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that levels of trans-fatty acids in the blood of white American adults has dropped...
  • The wrong fix for Medicare

    The wrong fix for Medicare
    Medicare is in desperate need of reform. Program costs are spiraling out of control and threatening to bankrupt the country. Here in Maryland, on average, each Medicare enrollee costs about $11,400 per year — that's a thousand dollars higher than...
  • Eastern Shore doctor convicted of criminal charges in stent case

    A federal jury convicted a retired Eastern Shore cardiologist Tuesday of health care fraud and related charges for placing unnecessary coronary stents in the arteries of dozens of patients, then billing private and public insurers hundreds of thousands of...
  • Common flu strain resists popular drug Tamiflu

    The flu strain most likely to make you sick this winter has developed a near-total resistance to one of the most popular drugs prescribed to blunt its symptoms. More than 98 percent of one of the influenza A viruses circulating this winter is now...
  • DANGEROUS REMEDY

    American military doctors in Iraq have injected more than 1,000 of the war's wounded troops with a potent and largely experimental blood-coagulating drug despite mounting medical evidence linking it to deadly blood clots that lodge in the lungs, heart and...
  • Factor VII timeline

    • March 1999 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Recombinant Activated Factor VII for treating bleeding in patients with rare forms of hemophilia. • May 1999 -- U.S. Army Col. John B. Holcomb and Israeli Dr. Uri Martinowitz...
  • The famous dead yield only murky diagnoses

    The claims are everywhere: on posters and T-shirts, on the Internet and in books, even sometimes headlining the national news. Thomas Jefferson's eccentricities were actually a form of autism. Albert Einstein's genius flourished despite a learning...
  • How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
  • Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others

     Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others
    Families of children who suffer seizures are welcoming a new Illinois law that will allow kids like them to receive medical marijuana, as advocates look to broaden the law to treat other conditions. A little-publicized provision of the new law also...
  • HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: researchers

    HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: researchers
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the United States between 2002 and 2011, researchers reported on Saturday. Fewer people in all U.S. groups tested positive for human...
  • Illinois patients could start buying medical pot by spring

    State lawmakers have set final rules to allow medical marijuana in Illinois, opening the door for patients to apply for ID cards this fall and to start purchasing legal cannabis by next spring. Those hoping to get in on the new industry, though,...
  • TRICARE to restore coverage for up to 40 genetic lab tests

    The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical "demonstrations," will restore TRICARE coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient care. Many of these laboratory-developed...