| Jan 6, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Health districts serving the Peninsula are advising all primary care physicians that adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and 2) should be vaccinated against hepatitis B as soon as possible after diagnosis. The vaccine is particularly...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:05 PM
Television crime shows have helped popularize autopsies, but in reality these postmortem exams are becoming rarer every year. Today, hospitals perform autopsies on only about 5 percent of patients who die, down from roughly 50 percent in the 1960s. That's...
| May 18, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Hey, all you mega-macchiato males. Listen up, this one's just for you.
A Grande new study (make that Venti) from the National Cancer Institute says 6 or more cups of coffee each day may just save your life.
Actually, the study found you jumbo-java...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co.
Incivek, a pill...
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2008
Dock Ellis, the former major league pitcher who claimed to have thrown a no-hitter while on LSD but later turned his exploits into the basis of an anti-drug crusade and counseling career, died Friday of liver disease at County-USC Medical Center. He was...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Didanosine, the second drug approved for the treatment of HIV infections and one of the oldest weapons in the AIDS armamentarium, has been found to produce rare cases of potentially fatal liver disease in patients taking it for long periods,......
| Mar 18, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the many consequences of obesity, as fat accumulates not only across the body and around the visceral organs, but inside the organ that helps break down fats, filter toxins from the bloodstream and......
| Oct 7, 2008
Former Mayor Mike Peters, 59, underwent a nearly eight-hour liver transplant early today and is recovering at Hartford Hospital, people close to Peters confirmed.
"He's out, he's doing well. The surgery was as successful as it could be, and we're all...
| Jul 22, 2009
Coffee drinkers, rejoice! The heavenly brew, once deemed harmful to health, is turning out to be, if not quite a health food, at least a low-risk drink, and in many ways a beneficial one. It could protect against diabetes, liver cancer, cirrhosis and...
| Sep 15, 2009
| 12:56 PM
There is some debate over how many stages there are in alcoholism, but let's go with the three major stages--early (a.k.a. adaptive), middle, and end (a.k.a. late). It's important to understand the main parts of each stage.
How does the...
| Aug 2, 2009
| 5:34 PM
Saturday was a great day for a party, and John Kreider and Jessie Reider had a great reason to celebrate.
Their family gathering outside of Elizabethtown marked the first anniversary of the surgery that saved Kreider's life.
Two years ago, he was...