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Chickenpox parties are making a comeback. That's a terrible idea, doctors say.

December 10, 2018


Chickenpox parties for unvaccinated children are making a comeback, leading health care providers to reiterate the risks of exposing children to the full-strength chickenpox virus.

US abortion rate dropped 24% over 10 years, CDC data show

December 7, 2018


The U.S. abortion rate reached the lowest rate ever recorded in 2015 following significant declines over the past decade, according to a recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The 118 'Top Hospitals' in the US, according to The Leapfrog Group

December 6, 2018


The Leapfrog Group's 2018 Top Hospitals list recognizes 118 hospitals for excellence in hospital quality, patient safety, and efficiency.

Doctors deliver first baby born via uterus transplanted from deceased donor

December 6, 2018


Doctors from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil have delivered the first baby born to a woman who received uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to a case report published this week.

The doctor dismissed an anxious patient's ear problem. Then, an inch-long silverfish came out.

December 5, 2018


Gila Lyons, a patient who was diagnosed with anxiety disorder in childhood, recalls the difficulties she encountered while seeking care for discomfort in her ear, which eventually turned out to be a bug—and she shares suggestions for how other patients can overcome potential bias from providers.

Breast implants might be more dangerous than acknowledged, patient advocates argue

December 3, 2018


FDA is re-examining claims that breast implants could be linked to an array of health problems—at the same time it is working to ease medical device makers' reporting burdens.

Why the uninsured rate among US children rose for the first time in nearly a decade

November 30, 2018


A new report from Georgetown University shows the number of U.S. children without health insurance increased in 2017 for the first time since 2008.

Why you shouldn't dismiss a 'senior moment'

November 30, 2018


People often dismiss temporary mental lapses as "senior moments"—but neurologist William Shankle in KevinMD writes that seemingly harmless "dismissive phrase ... leads to devastating, debilitating disease."

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