What To Do If You’ve Been Bitten By A TickExperts say this is one of the worst tick seasons ever, which means a greater risk of lyme disease.
U.S. Faces Looming Shortage Of Primary Care PhysiciansA combination of retiring doctors and increasing demand will lead to a significant need for primary care doctors, but some medical schools are working to ease the problem.
How To Stay Safe & Avoid Mosquito Bites This SummerFrom what clothing to wear to what repellents to use, Dr. Max Gomez shares some tips to prevent those pesky – and sometimes dangerous -- bites.
Artificial Cartilage Implants Offer Alternative Treatment For Osteoarthritis In ToesThose suffering from osteoarthritis in the joints of their big toes, like many women who wear high heels, now have a new alternative for treatment – an artificial cartilage implant.
Study: Popular Heartburn Drug Might Raise Your Risk Of Premature DeathThis is just the latest of many studies linking PPIs to adverse side effects, including hip fractures, kidney disease, infections, dementia and esophageal cancer.
New Device Could One Day Lead To More Viable Organs For Life-Saving TransplantsRather than putting an organ on ice, the machine pumps oxygen-rich blood, nutrients and medications through the liver to keep it working and warm.
Life-Saving Surgery Replaces Woman’s Entire Aorta With Synthetic VersionNowadays, doctors can replace any number of body parts with man-made ones, including hips, knees, eye lenses, even heart valves. And the medical advances keep coming.
Researchers Test Patch That Lets People Give Themselves Flu VaccineOnly 40 percent of adults in the United States get a flu shot each year, but a skin patch could change the way they receive the annual vaccine.
Radar Vest Could Help Patients With Congestive Heart Failure Reduce Hospital VisitsFluid build-up is a symptom of heart failure that often lands patients in the hospital. The key to preventing hospitalization is to catch that build-up before it becomes serious.
New Techniques Improve Hip & Knee Replacement SurgeriesIf your knees creak and your hips hurt, you might soon be one of the millions of Americans who have a total knee or hip replacement each year. But not to worry, these aren’t your grandfather’s joint replacements anymore.
New Procedure Has People Swallowing Balloons To Lose WeightDo you have 10 or 20 pounds to lose that you can’t seem to shake? There’s a new FDA-approved procedure that might just help you do that.
Doctors In Brazil Treat Severe Burns Using Fish SkinSome centers are testing the technique because they don't have access to enough of the bandages that are common in the United States.