Latest Health_Medical_Pharma Items
  • Study sees strokes triple in women

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Strokes have tripled in recent years among middle-aged women in the U.S., an alarming trend doctors blame on the obesity epidemic.

  • Veterans disability benefits not differentiated by state

    Dear Sgt. Shaft:

  • War casualties often children

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. military hospitals treated a significant number of wounded and sick children in the early years of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, a study has found, and military doctors say children keep arriving at their hospitals today.

  • Health care bridge mulled

    A D.C. Council member will propose a program this year aimed at bringing universal health care coverage to the District — an idea that lines up with the priorities of the mayor and council chairman.

  • Bypass trumps coated stents for multiple clogs, study says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bypass surgery remains the best option for heart patients with more than one clogged artery, according to the first big study to compare bypass with drug-coated stents.

  • Today's headliners

    Future automotive technologies — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Institute for 21st Century Energy and the National Chamber Foundation hold a discussion on "Future Automotive Technologies," focusing on the most promising automotive technologies, how breakthroughs will affect energy markets and the economics of the transportation sector. Retired Gen. James Jones, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for 21st Century Energy; and Jon Lauckner, General Motors Corp. participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

  • Obstetricians rebuked over birth-injury cases

    RICHMOND (AP) — State medical board officials have administratively punished two Northern Virginia obstetricians who had immunity from being sued over catastrophic, birth-injury cases, the first time the state has taken such action in two decades.

  • Obese workers cost employers

    Obesity exacts a sizable toll on the workplace: Overweight workers are slower and less efficient than their slimmer counterparts — costing their employers an average of $1,800 a year in lost productivity, according to research from the University of Cincinnati.

  • Correction

    The Washington Times in its Jan. 2 editions incorrectly described the role of the Association of American Medical Colleges and its position on physician surpluses. The group, a national association representing medical schools and teaching hospitals, is not an advisory board to the federal government and stopped projecting a physician surplus in 2002. In addition, Dr. Jordan J. Cohen retired as president of the group in 2006.

Happening Now