| Jul 7, 2012
| 6:13 AM
PIERRE — The corridors of Harvard Medical School might be leading to Native American communities on the Plains.
Representatives from the Indian Health Service and Massachusetts General Hospital — the teaching hospital for Harvard Medical...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many heart patients get newer, pricey stents inserted during artery-clearing procedures, even if it's not clear they'd be worse off with more basic models, a new study suggests.
Along with being more costly, so-called drug-...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:37 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although most people who participated in a new survey preferred making medical decisions together with their doctor, the majority said they wouldn't speak up if what they wanted conflicted with their physician's...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Sure, you should keep your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure in check. But getting there — and staying there — includes a multitude of physical, nutritional and emotional components. Here are cardiologists' top 10 secrets for getting...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:42 AM
SAN DIEGO -- UC San Diego Medical Center was ranked as the best hospital in San Diego County and fifth best in California by U.S. News & World Report, which released its annual medical center rankings Tuesday.
The Hillcrest hospital ranked high in...
| Jul 21, 2012
When it's time to meditate, sit comfortably, focus your attention … and reach for your smartphone?
More and more people are doing just that, ifApple's iPhoneApp Store is any indication — a search for "meditation" results in more than 1,000...
| Feb 20, 2012
You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new, small study found people with Parkinson's disease who took caffeine pills saw slight but noticeable improvements in movement problems related to the condition.
The findings warrant further study, Canadian researchers...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:52 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The worse outcomes among people with cancer who live in poor neighborhoods don't seem to be because they live in areas with fewer doctors and hospitals, according to a new study.
Researchers found that poor neighborhoods in...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Homeland security uses a color chart to let you know the threat level facing America.
Maybe the same thing could work for food.
You know America has an obesity problem.
Sure it’d be nice to eat healthier - but who can figure out the calorie...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
(Reuters) - A baby's sleep may not suffer just because its mother likes a daily cup or two of coffee, according to a Brazilian study based on nearly 900 new mothers.
Studies over the years have come to mixed conclusions on whether caffeine during...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:43 PM
It's not enough that we simply have to worry about the fat that's increasingly growing around our bellies.
Americans should also be concerned about the fat that they can't see: the stuff that's filling up their livers, more commonly known as Nonalcoholic...