Medical Malpractice Cases, From a Doctor’s Perspective

Today is National Doctor’s Day, so we are turning our focus to what a medical malpractice case can be like from the doctor’s perspective. Being sued for any reason can be a scary prospect, but when it’s a lawsuit regarding your professional performance, it can be doubly frightening. So here are a few legal and […]

The MIND diet: 10 foods that fight Alzheimer’s

istockphoto Doctors have been saying for years that what you eat can affect the health of your heart. Now there’s growing evidence that the same is true for your brain. A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago shows a diet plan they developed — appropriately called the MIND diet — […]

New guidance on measuring children’s medicine

March 30, 2015, 6:04 AM|A new study says that parents should not use regular kitchen spoons for dosing their children’s medicine. Also, new guidance on drug testing in schools. Eboni Williams reports on the day’s top health stories. Article source:

Spending more time with children not always better, study finds

March 30, 2015, 8:42 AM|More time with your children does not necessarily result in better grades, health or behavior. But that’s not an endorsement for hands-off parenting. Jennifer Senior, author of “All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood,” joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the new findings. Article source:

Doctors weigh in on school drug testing

Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. In a new report, the nation’s leading group of pediatricians reaffirms its stance against random drug testing in schools. The group suggests schools redirect their limited […]

GNC, New York reach deal on herbal supplements

GNC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over its Herbal Plus supplement products. This agreement is the first in the nation to require testing standards for herbal supplements that exceed current Food and Drug Administration requirements. “When consumers take an herbal supplement, they should […]

Update on condition of U.S. Ebola patient

BETHESDA, Md. – Officials say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has improved to fair condition. The National Institutes of Health announced Monday that the patient had been upgraded from serious condition. It is a positive sign for the patient, who was listed in critical condition earlier in […]

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away — but it may help cut your pharmacy bill. That’s according to new research that turned an analytical eye on the old wives’ tale and found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. The findings […]

Obese kids? Many parents just don’t see it

Chubby cheeks and roly-poly tummies are adorable on babies, but not so healthy once kids get older. Unfortunately, many parents of overweight kids don’t seem to recognize that their children are carrying more weight than they should as they grow. A new study published in the British Journal of General Practices finds that nearly a […]

New data helps identify breast cancer risks, treatments

At Ricki Fairley’s annual check-up in 2012, doctors found a tiny lump. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a less common and more aggressive form of the disease that has very few treatment options. Approximately 15 percent of all breast cancer cases are categorized as triple negative. Triple negative breast cancer can be […]

Pesticides in fruits, veggies may lower sperm count

There’s plenty of research that shows a healthy diet could be good for fertility. But eating lots of fruits and vegetables can also expose a person to pesticide chemicals. A new study is the first to examine the relationship between pesticide residue exposure and sperm quality. The study, published online in the journal Human Reproduction, […]