Heroin is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent drugs among young adults, and it is the leading reason people 18-29 sought treatment for substance abuse last year.
Controversy about the proper way to handle possible Ebola patients sparks after a New Jersey nurse is quarantined in a “tent structure”.
dpa ISLAMABAD — Pakistan was rushing Tuesday to treat outbreaks of malaria and dengue in the central province of Punjab, as the death toll in the wake of two weeks of flooding crossed 300. Authorities dispatched medical aid including teams of doctors and paramedics to several towns of the flood-hit area, the National Disaster Management […]
By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears’ office in Dana Point, Calif., with her four-year-old son to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had told her about Sears and his book. “I’m vegan,” she said, and in […]
By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — With dozens of local doctors and medical staff among the dead, U.S. and foreign experts are preparing to flood into West Africa to help fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. Although two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and health worker Nancy Writebol, have contracted the […]
By Chad Terhune, Noam N. Levey and Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012. The Obama administration released a detailed account […]
My father has been dead for 30 years, and I miss him still. I wish he were here to tend his roses, to hug his grandchildren, to walk me down the aisle for my second marriage. I wish he and my mother had been able to enjoy a cozy retirement together. He died when he […]
By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday. The finding challenges the conventional wisdom that the epidemic is caused primarily by […]