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a hidden killer of our youth. Suicide claims more lives
but stigma and fear obscure the toll, and too often delay action that
save a child at risk. This story tells of parents who became activists,
in order to prevent other parents from losing their children.
"incurable" disabling auto-immune disease may be curable
according to a small, but growing number of doctors and researchers.
disease can destroy the colon. Standard treatment just tries to control
the symptoms, but some patients say their Crohn's disease was
treated with powerful antibiotics.
seemed like just a routine tackle, but then high school
star Brandon Schultz collapsed in a coma. A second blow to the head
days after a concussion sent his brain into a catastrophic cascade from
which Brandon has never fully recovered. Simple guidelines for dealing
with concussions could prevent many deaths and permanent brain
if everyone followed them.
doctors with a hankering for the "good old days" are
to HMOs and managed care contracts. Their patients pay with cash, check
or credit card, and either deal with the insurance paperwork or
the cost. But is it really good medicine?
See also Simple Care,
frustration, short tempers, difficulty in
then more serious trouble. That's often the history of prison
and it also describes some people with attention deficient disorder and
hyperactivity. Now, one expert is taking on some of the toughest
in a federal prison.
trying to breathe with a thick pillow over your face.
what emphysema feels like. Medication and oxygen can help, but some
say certain patients do better with a radical type of surgery. However,
there's controversy over who should pay for the operation.
August 2000 updated
we go to the doctor, we assume he or she is skilled and
But sometimes that's not the case. A physician may be incompetent, even
dangerous, and patients won't know it, because disciplinary records on
doctors are typically off limits to the public.
you ever gotten lost in a hospital? A lot of sprawling
centers can seem like big mazes. But now some hospitals are actually
things that look like mazes... and encouraging patients to enter them
their search for healing.
|Some doctors offer patients
who pay cash-on-the-barrel for routine care and tests. It's an escape
mountains of insurance paperwork; an attempt to return to a time when
care was, well, more simple.
(Transient Ischemic Attacks,) briefly cloud vision,
or paralyze movement. But within minutes, victims feel normal. Doctors
are finding new ways to diagnose and treat mini-strokes. They warn that
ignoring the warnings could mean missing the vital opportunity to
a major disabling stroke.
lesbian and bisexual teens are more than twice as likely
suicide as their straight counterparts. Experts, and teens themselves,
link the toll to the hostility gay teens often face.
sounds like magic... surgery without a scar, without even
Sound is the key word, because this revolutionary new surgical
uses ultrasonic energy to operate right through the skin.
a summary of reactions from doctors and medical
Oregon and nationwide in this de-briefing just after voters in five
approved medical marijuana measures. (It follows the report by Eugenia
for a new low-fat, high-protein treat? Try some
specials on this Halloween menu... including Cricket
Kebabs, and Scorpion Scaloppini!
angiogenesis to gene-based breast cancer drugs, a
summary of key
announcements from the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.
Assisted Suicide Impact,
residing in the only state with legal
Oregonians may have access to a higher level of end of life care than
available anywhere else.
physician-accreditation program developed in Oregon to help
care bureaucracy served as one model for a national quality assessment
program being rolled out by the AMA.
exposed to higher levels of magnetic fields in their
have lower levels of the hormone melatonin in their bodies at night.
are now looking to see if that hormone effect could change their risk
smells merely pleasant, or can they have a direct effect
stimulation of critical brain areas and
transplants of fetal
pig cells are being tested with promising results in people with
fat is good, but a study in JAMA finds no additional
extremely low-fat diets. Dr. Dean Ornish, guru of the 10% fat diet,
cooks teach how to eat well WITHOUT an expense account.
test or not to test. It's a tricky question that affects
it or not... what are the real health risks of body
are not created equal. Some actually may be healthy!
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