Q. My mother has some hearing and memory loss, so I think it’s important that I or one of my siblings accompany her on her doctor appointments. Yet, because of my mother’s desire for privacy and independence, we always are relegated to the waiting room and her physician is not permitted to talk with us about her care. What can we do to convince her that we’re on her side and only want to help with her healthcare needs?
I exercise, stay slim and think I am reasonably careful about my diet. Subtract the dark-chocolate habit and minus the Cheetos cravings, I make fairly good choices. So I was shocked to learn that my fasting blood sugars were bordering on high and my numbers were leaning toward becoming prediabetic. How could this be?
When Alfredo Iglesias dove along the coast of Playa de Carmen resort in Mexico where he and his wife, Michelle, were spending their honeymoon in 2008, he didn’t realize that the water was only thigh-high. His neck snapped. He was paralyzed from the neck down and airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital from Cozumel.
There’s no doubt that the biggest aesthetic advance we’ve seen so far this decade has been the rise of nonsurgical fat-melting treatments. From cryotherapy to ultrasound, these no-downtime, body-contouring procedures are poised to make liposuction a thing of the past, and the options are expanding with UltraShape.
Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.
Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes.
The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members.
A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.
As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.
Travelers returning to Ohio from West African countries that have Ebola outbreaks are to be quarantined at home for three weeks if they've been exposed to anyone potentially infected with the virus, according to state guidance announced Friday that also calls for monitoring the health of returning travelers who weren't exposed.
An attorney for a Norman abortion provider told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Friday that he will have to close his practice next week unless the court blocks a law that takes effect Saturday requiring abortion providers to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed.
The University of Washington's plan to double the size of its medical school program in Spokane is the most cost-effective way to meet the state's need for more doctors, according to a new study released Friday.
It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.