ROCHESTER, Minn. -- In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Mayo Clinic researchers identified that an FDA drug approved for myelodysplastic syndrome may be useful to treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is one of the most aggressive and lethal types of breast cancer.
In this study, Mayo investigators ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The surprise exodus of nearly 100 Atrium Health doctors intent on leaving the hospital system has some industry experts saying it could be the start of a trend in Charlotte and elsewhere.
In bucking a nationwide movement of hospitals gobbling up independent doctor practices, the Charlotte physicians have criticized Atrium's ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Using gloved hands, artist Kelly Mathews rubs blood-red paint over layers of melted beeswax as "Fire," her painting, takes form. She carefully uses a blowtorch, then a heat gun to dry her work before she can brush on another layer of wax that's simmering in a nearby pan in her makeshift basement studio.
The Logan Square artist said ...Read more
If you are a night owl, your natural circadian rhythm is primed to make you feel more alive when the sun goes down. Your eyes shine brighter, your mind feels more alert. The whole world seems to hum.
The bad news is that not being an early bird may be bad for your health, from weight gain to premature death. As Time notes, being a night owl has...Read more
In some ways, Sasha Ottey was lucky.
For many women with polycystic ovary syndrome like her, it can take years and untold doctor visits before they get a correct diagnosis. All too often, doctors end up treating the vast array of symptoms caused by the hormonal disorder. Severe acne. Sleep apnea. Obesity. Or thinning hair and excess hair growth...Read more
Cooking dinner one night in March, Mark Frizzell sliced his pinkie finger while peeling a butternut squash and couldn't stop the bleeding.
The 51-year-old businessman headed to the emergency room at Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Sutter charged $1,555 for the 10 minutes it treated him, including $55 for a ...Read more
The battle against opioid addiction in the United States got a new weapon Wednesday, in the form of a pill to help patients manage symptoms of withdrawal.
The Food and Drug Administration said it gave its seal of approval to Lucemyra, a medication that has been used to treat opioid withdrawal in the United Kingdom for more than two decades.
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives, the White House and several states on Wednesday settled a lawsuit over appropriations for the 2010 health law, resolving years of fighting over the balance of powers between the branches of government.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed an appeal of an earlier ruling, which found...Read more
Energy Medicine: A Collective ApproachDr. Michelle Parkin Ph.D
This book includes five healing systems: Neo-light healing, Reiki, Chakra healing, Color healing, Crystal healing.
This book is set out in a way that allows one to also access a collective healing approach to specific weaknesses or disorders in the body. It contains an A-Z list of ...
As some insurers angle for hefty premium hikes and concerns grow that more Americans will wind up uninsured, the federal health law is likely -- once again -- to play big in both parties' strategies for the contentious 2018 election.
Candidates are already honing talking points: Is the current dysfunction the result of the law or of GOP ...Read more
The Trump administration is considering a policy change that might discourage immigrants who are seeking permanent residency from using government-supported health care, a scenario that is alarming some doctors, hospitals and patient advocates.
Under the proposed plan, a lawful immigrant holding a visa could be passed over for getting permanent...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump will propose a sweeping effort to bring down U.S. drug prices Friday, in a long-awaited plan meant to fulfill a promise he has been pushing since his bid for the White House, according to senior administration officials.
The blueprint is called American Patients First, and is meant to increase pharmaceutical...Read more
Opioid medications, commonly called narcotics, are derived from the poppy plant. Some opioids are available as prescription medications. They are regulated as controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration. A health care provider must have a special license to prescribe these opioids. Other opioids, such as heroin, are illegal ...Read more
Ovarian cancer is estimated to affect more than 22,000 women each year and is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, according to American Cancer Society.
Unlike other gynecologic cancers, there are no screening tests for ovarian cancer. While some women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have elevated levels of the CA 125 protein, ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- UnitedHealthcare has expanded a program that's changing payment terms for certain hip, knee and spine surgeries in hopes of improving quality while lowering costs.
Launched as a pilot in 2015, the program is now saving employers about $18,000 per procedure, the insurer announced Wednesday, and has been expanded this year to nine ...Read more
Every so often, Korrie Johnson closes her eyes and tries to forget that she is a healthy 25-year-old living in a nursing home surrounded by older people with dementia and other debilitating conditions.
Time and again, reality intrudes. In the past year, more than a dozen of her new friends at the GracePointe Crossing nursing home in Cambridge, ...Read more
Some Republican lawmakers continue to try to work around the federal health law's requirements. That strategy can crop up in surprising places. Like the farm bill.
Tucked deep in the House version of the massive bill -- amid crop subsidies and food assistance programs -- is a provision that supporters say could help provide farmers with cheaper...Read more
The campaign by public health advocates against sugar-sweetened sodas may have had an unintended consequence: Teens are drinking more sugar-sweetened sports drinks.
Drinks shown in advertisements being consumed by impossibly fit athletes and named for fruits like mango, kiwi, and blackberry are aggressively marketed to teens. The packaging and ...Read more
President Donald Trump has found one part of the federal health law palatable: He's allowing Obamacare rules that require chain restaurants to post calorie counts to go into effect Monday.
The rules, which are among the final pieces of the 2010 Affordable Care Act to be implemented, require restaurants to list calories on all menus and menu ...Read more
Somehow, despite the popularity of low-carb, no-carb and paleo diets, toast is having a moment. A long moment at that.
Avocado toast graces the menus of all manner of restaurants. Sliced, toasted rustic bread smeared with smashed ripe avocado and a sprinkle of salt. The combination has taken the country by storm. We eat it up! Happily. Carbs be...Read more
Pancakes and maple syrup, spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate and strawberries -- these are the "Thelma and Louises" of the food world -- items that just belong together. Beyond flavor, when certain foods are eaten together, their nutritional firepower is amplified. It'...Read more
- As nearly 100 doctors abandon Atrium Health, some experts see the start of a trend
- Is being a night owl bad for you?
- Bipolar 'is not a death sentence:' Art exhibit aims to reduce stigma
- Mayo study identifies new potential treatment option for triple negative breast cancer
- Why women should know about polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS; what is it, why it matters