07/27/2015
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  • 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 


  • NEWS

    According to a new Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans have tried marijuana. In a similar Gallup poll taken in 1969, only four percent of Americans admitted to smoking pot. Learn more

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    What seem to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

    —Oscar Wilde


  • NEWS

    Cataracts, the leading caused of blindness, may soon be able to be treated with eye drops instead of surgery, according to a new report in the journal Nature. Read more


  • NEWS

    Adults 50 and older who are healthy, social, active and wealthy have been shown to be at higher risk of consuming alcohol in harmful amounts, says a new study in BMJ Open. Read 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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