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Is less more in health care? What hospitals are doing to convince you that testing isn't necessary

Institutions around the region embrace an American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation initiative, "Choosing Wisely," which has pushed for doctors and patients alike to question certain tests and procedures, and potentially take a bite out of the estimated $765 billion in annual health care waste.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:44am EDT

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus

Saudi health authorities report 2 more deaths, 17 additional cases of MERS virus

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 02:46am EDT

Botox maker Allergan draws bid from Valeant

Botox maker Allergan draws bid from Valeant; activist investor Ackman discloses $4.1B stake

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 01:10am EDT

Astros put Feldman on DL with biceps tendinitis

Astros put pitcher Scott Feldman on DL with biceps tendinitis, recall Collin McHugh

Monday - 04/21/2014, 10:10pm EDT

Valeant to bid for Botox maker Allergan

Valeant to bid for Botox maker Allergan; activist investor Ackman discloses $4.1B stake

Monday - 04/21/2014, 09:10pm EDT

How jet stowaways can survive cold, lack of oxygen

How did stowaway survive long, cold flight to Hawaii? Human body can go into hibernation state

Monday - 04/21/2014, 09:00pm EDT

Tardy lawmakers push Alaska legal pot vote to fall

Alaska marijuana legalization vote delayed until November because of late legislative session

Monday - 04/21/2014, 09:00pm EDT

AP Exclusive: Kentucky inmate starves to death

AP Exclusive: Ky. inmate starves himself to death; doctor fired, hunger strike rules rewritten

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:36pm EDT

Kentucky inmate starves to death, exposes lapses in prison medical treatment

A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:34pm EDT

Local pediatricians: Codeine not effective treatment for children

It's not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA's black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:16pm EDT

Doctor convicted in outbreak to undergo evaluation

Former doctor at center of hepatitis C outbreak to undergo mental evaluation before plea deal

Monday - 04/21/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

Spat over Mexico food labeling aimed at fighting obesity gets bitter over sugar

Monday - 04/21/2014, 04:00pm EDT

Avoid injuries, and have your best golf season ever

Fairfax Hackley, personal trainer

Monday - 04/21/2014, 03:25pm EDT


8 million sign-up for Obamacare -- what now?

Dr. Harry Greenspun, senior adviser at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

Monday - 04/21/2014, 02:53pm EDT


A look at hunger strike protocol in Ky. prisons

A look at how Kentucky prisons handle hunger strikes after inmate's death

Monday - 04/21/2014, 02:03pm EDT

Women and high heels: How shoes are harming health

Dr. Drew, One Minute Clinic

Monday - 04/21/2014, 11:47am EDT


Cell phone radiation linked to reduced libido in men

Dr. Drew, One Minute Clinic

Monday - 04/21/2014, 11:43am EDT


Parenting: The pressing issue of paternity leave

In the U.S., paternity leave for a lot of men involves saving up and cobbling together sick days, vacations days and unpaid days.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 07:11am EDT

Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs

'Profoundly impacted' by Boston bombings, and pleading for a spot in marathon: 'I need to run'

Monday - 04/21/2014, 07:00am EDT

Patients get little time to say their piece

Ever feel like your doctor is watching the clock? You're not alone.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:16am EDT
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