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South Florida Sun-Sentinel"My story is not the average breast cancer awareness story, but if it can help one person, then it is worth telling it. I had a history of uterine fibroids and decided to have them removed. A close friend referred me to Cleveland Clinic Florida,...
ReutersLike a lot of companies, Veridian Credit Union wants its employees to be healthier. In January, the Waterloo, Iowa-company rolled out a wellness program and voluntary screenings. It also gave workers a mandate — quit smoking, curb obesity, or you'...
Your doctor just wants to run a few tests. But when your bloodwork comes back, you're told the results are "out of the normal range." Should you be alarmed? Laboratory testing is a critical and often mysterious aspect of health care. An estimated 60...
ReutersBOSTON -- A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 has received a full face transplant, the third surgery of its kind performed in the country, Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital said on Friday. Charla Nash, 57, was hurt after a friend's...
Tags: Travis (chimpanzee), Animals, KTLA, Justice System, Science
HealthIt's easy to be tempted into taking a bunch of nutritional supplements just in case. But do you need them? And more important, is it safe?...
Last week, after the launch of a new database detailing doctors' financial ties with drug companies, Dr. Daniel Carlat sat at his computer and began searching for information about colleagues. He found several doctors who had potentially compromising...
A secretary, a nurse, a dishwasher and an artist were among the volunteers who helped teach first-year students at University of Central Florida's new medical school some important lessons this year. On Friday, students paid tribute to those volunteers...
Tags: Science, Charity, Physiology, Health, Colleges and Universities
It's every sweet tooth's dream. A steady stream of studies has linked chocolate to a variety of health benefits, including decreased blood pressure, lower cholesterol, reduced risk of heart disease, even effects on mood. But the evidence, all of it, is...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesControversy is swirling around a pricey and much-heralded hair-straightening treatment after researchers in Oregon announced recently that they had found that the formula contained the dangerous chemical formaldehyde, even in packages labeled...
Need your appendix out? Go to JFK Medical Center in Atlantis and the bill is $65,500, on average. But at West Boca Medical Center, it's $27,500. Got pneumonia? Recuperate at Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes and the bill is $41,200. But at...
It seems like the pinnacle of medical science: For just a few hundred dollars, you can walk into just about any hospital in Southern California and ask a doctor to check your arteries for buildup of heart-attack-inducing calcium plaque. Most of the time,...
A high-profile scientific paper that gave enormous hope to patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and even prompted some to begin taking potent anti-HIV drugs, has been largely discredited by subsequent research. Evidence is mounting that a...
Tags: Fatigue, Columbia University, Education, Retroviruses, Research
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