| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Dialysis technicians help maintain the machines used for kidney treatments and prepare and help patients before and during their procedures. They work in a variety of institutional and home settings, with direct patient care a large part of the job. Entry...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The first time Mimi Gallagher ran away from home, she was 14. When Gallagher's parents were in Europe, leaving her older sister in charge, Gallagher stole away and hitchhiked from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Miami with a friend. Miami police sent her home on a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
When it comes to your "health numbers," your two blood pressure values are important to know--and keep under control. New guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, released Dec. 18 in a report in the Journal of the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
A Washington man who attacked a Sikh cabdriver, beating him until he suffered kidney failure, will go to prison for more than three years for committing a federal hate crime.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour in Seattle sentenced...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: We lost our Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier, and it's still very difficult to talk about and deal with the loss. Poor Gracie, our other dog, has also had a tough time, and it's been heartbreaking. I think Gracie is still waiting for McGee to come home....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA CVM), from 2010 through Dec. 17, 2012, a reported 2,674 dogs were sickened as a result of eating chicken jerky treats made in China. A reported 501 dogs died as a...
| Oct 8, 2013
With the holiday season approaching comes its attendant tree trimmings of glimmering glass ornaments and tinsel so shiny it looks good enough to eat. That is, from a cat's perspective.
"I've had to remove tinsel from more than one animal, and that's...
| Nov 7, 2013
For Orlando musician Steve Garron, the will to survive has been hard-earned, after years of medical treatments that have left him physically and emotionally drained.
Garron returns to the stage Sunday, headlining a benefit reunion show with his much-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an emergency room 30 times in six months.
A 55-year-old Mississippi man with severe hypertension and kidney...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Mary Southwick was 34 when she developed pain on the bottom of one foot. After seeing a neurologist who said she had a nerve injury caused by dancing, she developed thrombophlebitis and was admitted to the hospital. An intern underdosed her heparin (blood...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Q: I'm 23 years old, female and primarily heterosexual. I've never even been in a relationship. I'm starting to date a man who is a bit older and far more experienced than I am. I am very smitten and want to have sex with him, but I'm terrified that he'll...