Health Tip: Minimizing Shortness of Breath


-- Shortness of breath is marked by difficulty breathing or intense tightening in the chest. Medical problems, strenuous exercise, extreme temperatures, obesity and high altitude can all trigger shortness…

Health Tip: Indoor Tanning


-- Tanning beds and sun lamps can cause serious long-term skin damage, says the American Cancer Society. Indoor tanning exposes the skin to ultraviolet (UV) rays -- the…

Anguish: How Did I Miss This? My Nurse Sister Shot Herself


A few days after Christmas, I got a phone call from my mother. My big sister, Amber, had taken her…

Hipster Pulmonologist Replaces Pulmonary Toilet With Pulmonary Bidet


Disclaimer: This post is from GomerBlog, a satirical site about healthcare. A Pittsburgh-area critical care fellow said he will "never go back to traditional…

Do antidepressants work better than placebo?


Scientists have been debating the efficacy of antidepressants for decades. The latest paper to throw its hat into the ring concludes that there is little evidence to show that they perform…

Child mental health unit referrals ’up nearly 50’


Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne primary school teacher: "We cry together over what we hear children say".Referrals to child mental health units from UK…

Vytorin Benefit Greatest in Oldest Patients


Combination lipid-lowering therapy may be especially effective among older acute coronary syndrome (ACS) survivors, a group that had no safety issues with simvastatin/ezetimibe…

CT-Based FFR Feasible for Stable, Acute Chest Pain in the ED


Waiting in the emergency department (ED) for fractional flow reserve (FFR) results derived from the CT scan for coronary angiography didn't seem…