| Dec 23, 2010
| 4:22 PM
JAMES CITY — Riverside Health System has a new weapon to combat depression.
The NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation device arrived in November and is designed to treat patients when other forms of treatment don't work, said Philip...
| Aug 3, 2010
A Maryland medical group has started treating autistic children in South Florida with shots of a drug used for chemical castration, a therapy widely panned by mainstream experts.
The group gives children the cancer drug Lupron to stop their bodies from...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 10:07 AM
Nobody wants unnecessary surgery. On the other hand, who doesn't want to have more mobility and to be able to do the things they used to do? Elective orthopedic surgeries like knee arthroscopy and hip replacement tend to be very successful because they...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 7:37 PM
Folks flying out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport should get ready for a big change passing through security: full body scanners.
The airport plans to have one machine at each of its two security checkpoints up and running by the end of August....
| Jan 5, 2011
| 5:11 PM
HAMPTON — It's been ups and downs for the Semlers since Reagyn Semler, now 10, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005.
Wednesday was a little bit of both. The family from London, Ohio, just west of Columbus, celebrated the last day of Reagyn's...
| Jan 26, 2011
Most patients facing an operation would of course prefer an experienced surgeon over one just learning the procedure.
But how, then, does a surgical student get the thousands of hours of practice necessary to gain confidence and expertise without putting...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 10:54 PM
Enumclaw's brand-new hospital is open for business. They began taking patients Wedneday, February 2nd.
St. Elizabeth hospital will replace the aging Enumclaw regional hospital, which was built in 1949.
It features private single-patient rooms, a...
| Sep 14, 2010
Henda Salmeron will never forget the moment that her doctor informed her, she had advanced breast cancer.
"I have two children and I thought about how am I going to tell them," said the 44-year old real estate agent.
Salmeron says the news about the...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 2:30 PM
A daughter breaks a leg without an injury. Yet another girl, an avid runner, suffers multiple fractures ... what's going on? The bone robbing disease typically reserved for older women is striking teenagers and young women with a vengeance. Is your...
| Sep 22, 2010
I recently underwent — in rapid succession — a root canal and my annual mammogram.
The root canal was painless, thanks to my dental surgeon, who asked numerous questions, expressed great concern about my comfort and, on his own initiative,...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 5:11 PM
Six months ago in Washington, there was a fierce battle over health-care reform and today is the day that several major insurance changes go into effect. As a mother of a young child with hydrocephalus, a lifelong, life-threatening medical condition,...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 10:49 PM
How many times have you had to throw away a bottle of water, conditioner or a tube of tooth paste in the airport screening line? Too many, is probably the answer. Well, fret no more. A researcher at UC Davis may have developed a device that’s...