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If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, by reducing medication overuse, underuse and other flaws in care that cause complications and longer, more-expensive treatments, researchers conclude.
The smoking rate for adults in the USA dipped last year after a seven-year stall, a new government report says.
A nonprofit group helping to spread the word about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul launched a campaign Tuesday that will target states with high numbers of uninsured Americans and tackle their skepticism with straightforward messages.
Scientists may be able to predict throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus more than 10 years before patients get diagnosed, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Pitt attended the New York premiere of his new film, "World War Z," without Jolie, who was "getting ready for World Refugee Day," Pitt told the assembled reporters.
A nationwide outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen berries has sickened 118 people in eight states, sending 47 to the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today.
The nation's smoking rate generally has been falling for decades, but had seemed to stall at around 20 to 21 percent for about seven years.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date.
In this undated photo provided by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, new President and CEO Judith A. Salerno, left, is shown with Komen Founder and now Chair of Global Strategy Nancy G. Brinker.
If any of my neighbors had seen me ironing my daughter's mattress while wearing a blue shower cap, they undoubtedly would have thought I was nuts.
While meningitis has reached an all-time low in the United States, an op-ed in this week's Annals of Internal Medicine highlights cases of a deadly meningitis strain among men who have sex with men.
GMHC Board Members Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Dr. Frank Spinelli give meningitis vaccinations across the city "Diseases do not discriminate," resident HIV expert Dr. Demetre Daskalakis said in a recent interview with EDGE.
The inquest on Wednesday heard that Ms Arci had been plagued by illnesses during her life, including Crohn's disease.
Eventually he was diagnosed with familial cardiomyopathy, and was told he would need a heart transplant to survive.
Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, Conn., won the beauty pageant at the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino after strutting in a white sparkly gown and answering a question about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding widespread DNA tests.
Women with a heightened risk of breast cancer could benefit from being screened for the disease at a younger age, research suggests.