Health

FDA Says ‘Low-T’ Drugs May Lead To Heart Disease And Stroke

March 4, 2015
Tubes of Testim testosterone gel are seen at the Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. packing facility in Norristown, Pa., Friday May 16, 2003. (Jacqueline Larma/AP)

The Food and Drug Administration has issued new warnings against products claiming to treat low testosterone due to aging.

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Health Care Subsidies

March 3, 2015
This Oct. 3, 2014 photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The case could dismantle the Affordable Care Act and eliminate health insurance for more than eight million Americans.

The End Of The Lunch Hour

March 3, 2015
Sad desk lunch. (kraniac/Flickr)

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.

View From The Top: CEO Of The Mayo Clinic

March 2, 2015
Dr. Christopher Moir, right, shakes hand with his surgical team following the successful separation of 5-month-old conjoined twins Abbigail and Isabelle Carlesen on Friday, May 12, 2006, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. (Joey McLeister/AP)

Recently named the number one hospital in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, we talk with Mayo Clinic CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy.

A ‘Night Camp’ For People With Dementia

March 2, 2015
Brunhilda Ortiz takes the van to Hebrew Home's night program. (Courtesy of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale)

Many Alzheimer’s patients are most alert at night. A program in the Bronx gives them a place where they can thrive at night.

NFL Hopefuls Turn To Wearable Tech For An Edge

February 24, 2015
Wearable devices, like this "miCoach Elite System" by Adidas, allow athletes and trainers to analyze second-by-second health and performance reports. (adidas.com)

With devices that can cost upwards of $100,000, athletes and trainers are able to analyze real-time health and performance data.

Rural Hospitals Without Medicaid Expansion Struggle

February 24, 2015
Connie Chapman, who worked at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, Mo.,for 40 years, looks over a nearly empty room in the hospital, which is slated for demolition on May 1. (Todd Feeback/Heartland Health Monitor)

In many rural counties, hospitals are the largest employers, but many say they’re now facing layoffs, even closure.

Oversight Of Home Caregivers Said To Be Lacking

February 23, 2015
Toni Giusto keeps a box within reach filled with the pens, paper and letters to keep her busy. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

With the aging of the U.S. population, more elderly and disabled people than ever are receiving care in their own homes.

Israeli Doctors Give Wounded Syrian A 3-D Printed Jaw

February 23, 2015
Israeli doctors rebuilt Mohammed's jaw using a titanium replacement, produced from a 3D printer. (BBC)

The young farmer with a new titanium jaw is among 1,500 or so Syrian refugees who have received treatment at Israeli hospitals.

‘Rock Star Nurse’ Fights Ebola

February 23, 2015
Yanti Turang is an indie rock singer-turned-nurse and founder of Learn to Live. (learntoliveglobal.org)

Yanti Turang is an indie rock singer-turned-nurse who founded the global health nonprofit LearnToLive.

A Mother’s Battle Against Medical Errors

February 20, 2015
Alyssa Hemmelgarn reading a book. (Courtesy of Hemmelgarn family)

Carole Hemmelgarn is on a mission to help medical professionals avoid errors, after the death of her 9-year-old daughter.

Home Sick? Try These Recipes

February 20, 2015
Kathy Gunst's avgolemono soup (Greek-style chicken-lemon-orzo soup) with Meyer lemon and dill is a delicious, soothing and healing winter soup. (Kathy Gunst)

Our resident chef shares recipes to make you feel better, including Greek lemon soup, chicken soup and ginger tea.

Obama Administration Extends Enrollment For Health Insurance

February 20, 2015

The extension is for people who just became aware that they owe a penalty for being uninsured, and want to avoid that penalty.

Using Protective Headbands To Prevent Concussions

February 19, 2015
St. Thomas Aquinas women's soccer team members started using the ExoShield from Storelli this year. (Luis Hernandez/WLRN)

Critics say the headbands won’t work, but one girl’s soccer coach in South Florida is making them mandatory.

Discovery Could Lead To New HIV, AIDS Therapy

February 18, 2015
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV particles infecting a human T cell. (NIH)

Scientists have engineered a new molecule they say can block infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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