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    1. Sara Fletcher

      Choosing a Primary Care Provider for Your New Family

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      What’s even more important than your health? Your children’s health is of the utmost importance. You want them to have every available resource to stay healthy and grow as they learn in those early years. As new parents you face many foreign situations that leave you helpless in a time...
    2. Mike

      Discovery Helps Unlock Rare and Fatal Disease in Children

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      Menkes disease effects one in 100,000 children who are born with the disease. A Genetic Disorder Henkes is a genetic disorder that affects a child’s ability to properly absorb copper from food. It ultimately leads to neurodegeneration, seizures, impaired movement, stunted growth and, often, death before age 3. Newborn screening...
    3. orin

      Report: Growing Threat of Lethal Supergerms Overpowring Antibiotics

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      A new alarming report from the CDC shows that antibiotics are being overpowered by lethal germs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).These germs cause lethal infections in patients receiving inpatient medical care, such as in hospitals, long-term acute care facilities, and nursing homes. And the threat is expected to grow as more...
    4. Dr L

      Possible Saliva Gland Test for Parkinson’s

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      New research from Mayo Clinic in Arizona suggests that testing a portion of a person’s saliva gland may be a way to diagnose the Parkinson’s disease Big Step Forward The possible new test is described as a “big step forward” for research and treatment of Parkinson’s disease “There is currently...
    5. Mike

      Flesh Eating Fungus Kills Five in Missouri

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      A virulent, flesh-eating fungus killed 5 people after a huge tornado devastated Joplin, Mo. This is according to two new studies based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). THe CDC is alerting health officials to be...
    6. Jacob

      Sleeping Pills Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer and Death

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      A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that prescription sleeping pills are associated with increased risk of early death and cancer. For about 70 million Americans poor sleep is a serious concern. Although there are many natural approaches to sleep problems, sleeping pills is the major...
    7. nm

      Antibiotics Overused for Children With Colds

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      Doctors prescribe even though evidence says antibiotics don’t help the common cold. Research presented at the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) annual meeting finds that doctors continue to prescribe antibiotics for the common cold. THis is despite the clear evidence that children with a cough associated with the common...
    8. nm

      Women More at Risk of Death From Myocardial Infarction Than Men

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      A primary issue is gender gap treatement delays. According to new research, women are more likely to die from a myocardial infarction than men, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012. Women had longer treatment delays, less aggressive treatment, more complications and longer hospital stays. The...
    9. nm

      FDA Issues Warning: Meningitis Outbreak Linked to More Drugs

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      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings on additional drugs produced by the specialty pharmacy at the center of the current meningitis outbreak. The FDA said it was investigating a report of a meningitis infection in a patient who got a different steroid than the type linked to...
    10. Mike

      Superbugs Linked to Living Near Livestock

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      Living on the farm may not be as healthy as the ideal . Folks living near livestock or in livestock farming communities appear to be at greater risk of acquiring the superbug, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and certain...
    11. Mike

      Abuse of Nonprescription Drugs Kills

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      Nonprescription medications are just as likely a cause of poisoning as prescription drugs, according to a new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study analyzes the data from the second annual report of the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC), is published online in Springer’s Journal of Medical Toxicology....
    12. nm

      Is a Seaweed New Diagnosis Miracle

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      Researchers from Rice University are using microsponges derived from seaweed to help diagnose heart disease, cancers, HIV and other diseases quickly and at far lower cost than current clinical methods. The microsponges are an essential component of what are dalled Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips (PBNC). PBNCs capture biomarkers — molecules that offer...
    13. nm

      Millions Prescribed Antidepressant Without a Diagnosis

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      According to a recent study in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, reported in Reuters, more than 25% of American on antidepressants haven’t not been diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorders. The problem is that antidepressants can have serious side effects, especially when used long term, without a need for the...
    14. nm

      Super Bowl Can be a Heart Stopper

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      A new study in the journal Clinical Cardiology finds that a Super Bowl loss for a home team was associated with increased death rates from heart issues in both men and women and in older individuals. Sports fans may be emotionally involved in watching their favorite teams. When the team...
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