| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Pacific Prime Health Insurance
Like all organs and systems in the human body, the hormones secreted by the thyroid gland must remain in balance to maintain good health. In simple terms, the thyroid's job is to release a...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:38 PM
David Mutnick said when he crossed the finish line at a marathon last month, he ran into his father's arms and both men cried.
"I just said, 'This is for you, Dad,'" said Mutnick, 37, of Deerfield.
Never a long-distance runner, Mutnick laced up his...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:45 AM
In South Florida's hospitals, many innovations started in children's-only medical centers. Think calming colors and MRI machines designed for comfort.
You can learn a lot from a child. Just ask South Florida's adult hospital industry.
Some of the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The California Department of Public Health fined Fountain Valley Regional Hospital $75,000 on Friday for failing to follow policies to ensure patient safety.
The facility was penalized for an incident that occurred in December 2011, when a patient died...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:48 PM
This is your heart on an energy drink, and it’s contracting significantly faster than it was before you opened that can full of liquid stimulant.
So says a team of cardiac radiologists who were concerned about adverse side effects from energy...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
What doctors call "routine" back pain can really, really hurt. Surprisingly, the best treatment is usually quite conservative--over-the-counter pain relievers, ice and heat, and gentle exercise. Yet for decades, many doctors have been...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
On a snowy, blustery, miserable day elsewhere in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers played in sunshine and basked in the relatively warm winds of change.
They beat Seattle at home, 19-17, reversing the flow after lopsided losses to the Seahawks in...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is a mammogram the standard screening tool used to look for breast cancer? Wouldn't MRI catch the disease earlier?
ANSWER: For most women, mammograms work well as a screening test for breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging of the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:58 PM
All the amenities of modern medicine are available at a new West Los Angeles hospital. There's 24-hour emergency care, a team of surgeons, psychology and physical therapy units, MRI and CT machines, one of the top oncologists in the country.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:13 PM
ABC News' Amy Robach, who discovered she had breast cancer after undergoing what she thought was a routine mammogram for a piece she was filming for "Good Morning America," said she is on the mend and plans to return to work in a couple of weeks.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
I first saw them last week at the beach while I was riding my bike, what appeared to be a father pushing his young son in a wheelchair along the bike path and then over the sand toward the ocean.
The redheaded boy had a big smile, as did his dad. A...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister's doctor recently told her he suspects she may have MS, but she hasn't been definitively diagnosed with the disease. Isn't there a test that can tell if someone has MS? What are the common symptoms? Are some people at higher...