07/28/2015
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  • NEWS

    Can there be a pill that mimics exercise? Researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. say they've developed a molecule called that can trick cells into believing they’ve exhausted all energy. Learn more


  • NEWS

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force expanded its 2009 recommendations by stating all primary care doctors should screen adults for depression. Learn more


  • NEWS

    Odomzo is the new pill approved by the FDA to treat locally advanced basal cell carcinoma. Clinical trials reported 58 percent of patients who took 200 mg of the drug per day had their tumors shrink or disappear. Learn more

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Each patient carries his own doctor inside of him.

    —Norman Cousins


  • NEWS

    Online symptom checkers and apps aren't so reliable at diagnosing patients, often resulting in them in seeking care they may not need, according to a study published in the British Journal of Medicine. Learn more


  • NEWS

    The FDA has approved a promising new cholesterol drug, but one that is likely to draw more attention to the high cost of medications. Learn more 

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He is there to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier. But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Get the full story.

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