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  • Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds

    Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds
    Nearly 1 in 5 patients in a hospital's intensive care unit gets care and treatment judged by the physician in charge to be ineffective, needlessly aggressive or pointless given the patient's dire state, a new study says. And the financial costs of that...
  • Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica

    Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the growing popularity of steroid injections to treat various kinds of back pain in recent years, a new review of past research finds the shots do little to alleviate sciatica, a common condition that causes leg and...
  • Some mothers can't breast-feed

     Some mothers can't breast-feed
    After struggling to breast-feed her first two children, Nyssa Retter was determined to do better with her third. She gave birth without painkillers, which may make newborns slightly drowsy. She chose a free-standing birth center staffed with lactation-...
  • Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared

    Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared
    (Reuters) - Orthopedic surgeons-in-training said they were tired less often after rules regulating how much they could work went into place, according to a U.S. survey. But the results published in the Annals of Surgery found the trainee doctors didn't...
  • One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized

    One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. "It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine...
  • Teresa Heinz Kerry discharged from hospital after seizure

    Teresa Heinz Kerry discharged from hospital after seizure
    Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, was released from a Boston hospital Saturday after being treated for a seizure she suffered at her Nantucket home three weeks ago, a State Department spokesman said. Heinz Kerry, 74,...
  • 100 hours of quietude

     
    Wednesday's print column "Vocal rest" sounds like a bit of fun, doesn't it? A holiday from the grinding obligations of everyday jibber-jabber. An opportunity for monastic contemplation. A lesson in the neglected art of listening and the truth behind the.....
  • Woman gives kidney to stranger

    Woman gives kidney to stranger
    After more than a year of suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure, Eddie Beatrice decided to look online for a kidney donor. "It was Jan. 1 [2013] and I said, 'Today is the day I'm going to take back control of my life,' " said Beatrice, 51, of North...
  • Teel Time: Boston Marathon bombing strikes at running's core

    Pete Watson runs, literally and figuratively, among the distance-running elite. He won bronze in the 5,000 meters at the 2001 Canadian national championships, and he coaches his brother Rob, a world-class marathoner. Monday the Watsons were in Boston,...
  • PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen

    PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen
    Mel McDaniel Country music singer-songwriter Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
  • A drop in pressure

    A drop in pressure
    Getting high blood pressure is the easy part — 76 million Americans already have it. But lowering it back down again doesn't have to be tricky either. Talk to your doctor and see if trying some of these ideas throughout the day can get you back on...
  • Antidepressants in primary care: Is this how to treat depression?

    Antidepressants in primary care: Is this how to treat depression?
    Antidepressants, now the third-most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the United States, are routinely offered to patients with vague complaints of fatigue, pain and malaise but who are not classified as suffering from a mental disorder by the...