November 21, 2013 7:33 pm
Americans are fatter and sicker than people in other comparable countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds.
November 14, 2013 4:43 pm
“Almost nobody knows that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month,” said Chris Draft, former linebacker for the Washington Redskins. “It’s not just a smoker’s disease. Anyone can get lung cancer.”
November 14, 2013 2:06 pm
Only the second-ever set of US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines on the management of overweight and obesity — and the first in 15 years — have been issued today.
November 13, 2013 4:32 pm
There is nothing “inherently wrong” with offering people financial incentives aimed at improving their health and reining in health care costs, Blumenthal-Barby said. But divulging your risk of potentially developing a disease at some point in the future is another matter.
October 18, 2013 3:06 pm
A group that advises doctors on how to best help patients prevent high blood pressure is shaking up its advice on the amount of sodium Canadians should get in their diets.
October 3, 2013 6:38 pm
Critically-ill people who end up spending days in an intensive care unit (ICU) often develop thinking and memory problems, according to a new study.
October 1, 2013 3:57 pm
For Obamacare, the bitterly contested issue of the so-called individual mandate that every individual carry some form of health insurance is the hot topic at hand.
September 14, 2013 12:04 pm
Eliminating the three-day hospital stay requirement for Medicare coverage in a skilled-nursing facility is among the list of recommendations that the Commission on Long-Term Care will include in its final report to Congress.
August 23, 2013 5:09 pm
As a measure of personal health, a wealth of recent research has underscored that the BMI can be a pretty poor predictor.
August 1, 2013 4:30 pm
Consumer Reports said some of the nation’s top hospitals performed the worst when it came to patient outcomes.