| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Deck my knee with tubes of med
I’m clumsy on my feet, should be in bed
But I don’t think I’ve reached the bitter end
So I’m not notifying kin or best of friend
I continue to struggle out our lengthy hall
And limp with...
| Apr 24, 2013
Before you know it, the kids will be out of school and enjoying summer. And while that usually means lots of fun for children, it can sometimes also mean an injury or a trip to the emergency room.
We talked about that with Dr. Karen Sheehan, an...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:01 PM
All of the thousands of leaps he’s made over the course of his still-developing high-jump career led Virginia Tech’s Ronnie Black to one of the ultimate stages in the sport last June, and it was too much for him to handle.
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:59 AM
On a recent trip to the Caribbean, an accidental injury reminded me that skimping on first aid supplies is a packing strategy with potentially serious repercussions. Repercussions I was going to have to deal with before I could possibly continue with my...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I live in chronic pain. No one is sure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily, but I'm still in pain. Can you recommend any vitamins to help me? — M.C., Dallas, Texas
Dear M.C.: I'm sorry you are going through this. Luckily,...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
It was a miracle! Yes, me -- of all people -- I had a miracle happen to me. No I didn't win the mega million dollar lottery or win a home in Arizona from HGTV. It was much more of a miracle for me than anything else I could have possibly ever imagined....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I have pain in the ball of my foot, which my doctor thinks is caused by a Morton's neuroma. How did I get this and what can I do about it?
A. Morton's neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue between the bones at the base of the toes (in the ball of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:03 AM
As a veterinarian with a few years (translation: decades) under my stethoscope, I have come to really appreciate the puppies and kittens that come in to our office for their first visits and then watching them grow and develop over years and move on...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:39 PM
MOUNT KILIMANJARO, Tanzania — We started out dry, clean and happy. We knew that wasn’t how we would finish. But it didn’t matter. We were headed to the highest point in Africa.
We had come from Chicago, Los Angeles and various points...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media, which is doctor-speak for an ear infection.
An ear infection is one of the most common maladies of early childhood and also one of...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents.
Researchers have debated for decades whether...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:53 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Has your throat been a little on the scratchy side lately?
You might have a common sickness that is going around this week - the sore throat.
Health officials with the Ozarks Community Hospital clinic in Springfield have seen an...