Posted: 05/21/2007 - Avandia, the biggest-selling diabetes drug in the world, is linked to a greater risk of heart attack and possibly death, says a new scientific analysis published online Monday.
Posted: 05/14/2007 - This time of year, produce departments are piled high with fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and cherries.
Posted: 05/10/2007 - The treatment options for patients with early Parkinson's expanded Wednesday with the approval of a new drug in patch form _ a first for medicines to treat symptoms of the disease.
Updated: 05/10/2007 - Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at increased risk of suicide because Veterans Administration health clinics do not have 24-hour mental health care available, an internal review found.
Updated: 05/10/2007 - Two days after agreeing to pay states nearly $20 million for falsely marketing OxyContin, the drug's maker, Perdue Pharma, and three current and former executives plead guilty to federal charges.
Updated: 05/10/2007 - If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble. Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas - invisible to the naked eye - could be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin.
Updated: 09/04/2008 - There's promising news for people who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Statin drugs are very effective at lowering LDL, or bad, cholesterol levels, but a new Veterans Administration study shows they have an added benefit. The study strongly suggests they also help prevent cancer, but how?
Posted: 05/08/2007 - MEDIC Regional Blood Center has put out an urgent need for type O+ blood.
Updated: 03/04/2009 - At any one time, as many as half of all Americans are on a diet. But how do you know if your plan will give you the results you are looking for?
Posted: 05/07/2007 - Most of us never like to think about getting sick or dying. But, what if you become disabled and are unable to make decisions about your health care?
Posted: 04/26/2007 - Federal officials say fewer than 350 hogs that may have eaten contaminated pet food are believed to have entered the food supply for humans.
Posted: 04/24/2007 - A new study challenges the widely held belief that breast feeding prevents a child from becoming fat as an adult