Beth Israel Medical Center
Jan 13, 2013 04:56 EST
New York's governor has declared a health emergency over a flu epidemic that has hit more than 19,000 people in the state, and in an exceptional measure cleared pharmacists to immunize infants and children.
Apr 02, 2012 11:58 EDT
Skin cancer is on the rise among young adults, according to a US study on Monday that suggests using indoor tanning beds and failing to protect against childhood sunburns may be to blame.
Mar 26, 2012 17:53 EDT
With prayers, slogans and American flags, hundreds turned out Monday to protest noisily for and against President Barack Obama's health care law as the nation's top justices weighed the reforms.
Jan 20, 2012 17:35 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight girls in their late teens were twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to report having a lot of acne in a large new survey of Norwegian teenagers that did not find the same link in boys.
Dec 19, 2011 17:20 EST
(Reuters Health) - Patients want easy access to any notes their doctor has recorded about them, and they want the right to let others view their medical information, according to a pair of U.S. studies.
Nov 26, 2011 19:00 EST
Right now, no one's here, and Paul revels in the solitude.
Nov 25, 2011 19:00 EST
As gunfire raged outside, the doctors struggled to treat the influx of patients.
Nov 14, 2011 22:22 EST
(Reuters) - Many U.S. cancer doctors say they are good at managing their patients' pain, but most failed to choose the right treatment options in a test and say that figuring out the level of pain patients have is still a major barrier to care, a survey said.
Nov 14, 2011 17:49 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In new survey of cancer doctors in the U.S., many oncologists said they were good at managing their patients' pain -- but most failed to choose the right treatment option in a test, and said that figuring out how much pain patients have is still a major barrier to providing appropriate care.
Sep 12, 2011 20:00 EDT
Arnold Smith viewed life energetically and optimistically, so much so that he took over planning from his daughters for his upcoming 90th birthday celebration even though he was seriously ill.
Aug 29, 2011 14:55 EDT
The September 11 terror strikes left American psychiatrists a lasting legacy of unexpected size: thousands of people living and struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, 10 years on.
Jun 23, 2011 20:52 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A reclusive American heiress, who for decades chose to live in hospitals instead of lavish homes in New York and California, bequeathed her fortune to the arts, a hired nurse and a handful of close associates.
Jun 23, 2011 16:27 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - A reclusive American heiress, who for decades chose to live in hospitals instead of lavish homes in New York and California, bequeathed her fortune to the arts, a hired nurse and a handful of close associates.
Jun 06, 2011 14:13 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The skyrocketing cost of new cancer treatments is putting advances in fighting the deadly disease out of reach for a growing number of Americans.
May 06, 2011 17:17 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Medical Examiner's office said on Friday it was investigating the case of a 2-year-old boy who died shortly after getting circumcision surgery.
Mar 29, 2011 20:00 EDT
Quality of health care has improved when hospitals are transparent. Nearly a century ago, a Harvard-trained surgeon created a controversy in the Boston medical community by advocating for hospital transparency. Dr. Ernest Amory Codman, an innovative physician whose work is still referenced today, targeted hospital care. He said hospitals should compile and release information about whether their treatments worked. Codman argued that doctors could learn from patient outcomes, and he was open to admitting mistakes.Codman was quickly rebuffed and ostracized by many colleagues ? the local medical society even asked for his resignation. In the years since, doctors and hospitals across the country have largely stood against releasing data on patient outcomes.
Mar 26, 2011 20:00 EDT
BOSTON HOSPITAL LED THE WAY ON TRANSPARENCY. Boston
Oct 27, 2010 13:43 EDT
NUEVA YORK (Reuters Health) - Con la edad, los hombres con cáncer tendrían niveles más bajos de testosterona que sus pares sanos, informó un equipo de Estados Unidos.
Oct 25, 2010 17:15 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Aging men with cancer may be more plagued by low levels of testosterone than their tumor-free peers, U.S. researchers said Monday.
Sep 07, 2010 00:07 EDT
Family of copper heiress Huguette Clark seeks guardian. Two nieces and a nephew of the reclusive heiress of a Montana copper fortune are asking a Manhattan court to appoint a guardian to oversee the 104-year-old woman's personal and financial affairs.