It was nighttime in Berlin, Md., when a patient was admitted to Atlantic General Hospital in early February, with a suspected diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis. Given the rarity of the flesh-eating bacterial infection, the ICU nurse sought the opinion of a critical care physician to corroborate the diagnosis. One obstacle: No specialist was at hand. Continue reading
Documents and emails provided to the Associated Press by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee highlight concerns about the security of state computer systems that connect health exchanges with a federal portal for verifying consumer information, the AP/Miami Herald reports.
According to AP/Herald, states required approval for systems that link to Continue reading
According to reports, there are now about 25 or more cases, and counting, of a new “polio-like” outbreak in California children. Disease control officials have yet to determine the cause of the outbreak and they are looking for a new virus. Perhaps one direction they should take a look at is polio and other childhood vaccinations.
Initial reports have Continue reading
Devoted dog owners often claim that their pets understand them. A new study suggests they could be right.
By placing dogs in an MRI scanner, researchers from Continue reading
The mystery of what is causing thousands to die each year from a fatal kidney disease may now be solved, with evidence pointing to the world’s most heavily used herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) as the primary culprit.
A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health proposes a link between the herbicide known as Continue reading
Just over half of Americans would prefer to pay more for a health plan that covers a broad network of doctors and hospitals, while 37% would prefer a cheaper plan offering a narrower network, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
But the picture is very Continue reading
“The most recent data indicate that approximately 4 million people have now signed up for a Continue reading
For ancient Rome, thyme was believed to “promote vigor” and was used in their baths or spas. In Europe, singers even today, follow the tradition of gargling with thyme, marjoram and honey tea to preserve their voices.
Thyme along with sage and marjoram are recommended to use as Continue reading
Three decades ago, the food available was mostly fresh and grown locally. Today, the majority of foods consumed are highly processed; high in sugar and low in healthful fat Continue reading
Deaths caused by overdosing on painkillers now surpass murders and fatal car accidents in the US
US officials now acknowledge that prescription narcotics are a driving force in the rise of Continue reading
On Monday, the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center and Walgreen announced that they will begin sharing electronic health records in order to reduce medication errors when filling prescriptions, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Under the partnership, primary care physicians at UCSF and pharmacists at Walgreens stores Continue reading
It seems nearly everyone has digestive issues these days. Crohn’s, IBS, colitis, celiac, and dozens of other digestive disorders have made an industry out of sugar free, gluten free, and dairy free products. So why is it that those with digestive issues can’t often fully fix them and have to follow a very strict diet or suffer the painful consequences? Continue reading
Spring is around the corner and as it begins to warm up, no one wants to deal with any lingering congestion from this winter’s variety of allergies, coughs and colds. Congestion can be more than the physical buildup of fluids that causes headaches, difficulty breathing, postnasal drip and coughs. It can also cause brain fuzziness, fatigue, Continue reading
A leading cause of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism in children could be the hidden chemicals lurking in the foods we eat, the water we drink and the products we consume, says a new study recently published in The Lancet. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) found that, Continue reading
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of the District of Columbia announced that it will provide $1.3 million in grants to four organizations looking to expand access to Continue reading