Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.
Medical Checkups. Dental checkups. Car tune-ups. Home repairs. Anything that’s worth taking care of needs periodic maintenance work — sometimes even a whole makeover. Your nutritional status is no different. Remember the old adage, “You are what you eat?” Well, it holds true in more ways than one. What you eat affects not only factors such as your weight, disease prevention and disease reversal, but also your energy level and sense of well-being. Even if you know what you should be eating, that knowledge doesn’t always translate into action.
Missionaries retuning to the United States after working with patients infected with Ebola will be put in quarantine and monitored, health officials said Sunday.
The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread, world health officials say. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta?
An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.
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When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.
The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare.
Douglas County Public Health will eliminate off-site administration of flu vaccine this flu season, the agency said.
As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market - with potentially dangerous consequences.
Researchers say an experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in tests on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.