Why one city suffers significantly more deaths than another isn't always obvious. A simple experiment shows how failing to consider certain factors can point policy makers in the wrong direction.
Author - Gabriel Parker
As the nation braces for a dangerous heat wave this weekend, a physician offers some tips for staying cool – and reminds us to watch out for older neighbors and friends.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime.
Over-the-counter facial moisturizers are a widely-used and commonly recommended skin care product, but a new study from dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital finds that, when it comes to price, men's and women's...
A judge in Texas ruled Dec. 14 that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. His ruling has no immediate effect, however, except to signal more perils ahead for the health care law.
Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne.
Dangerous open wounds known as cutaneous ulcers are common in people with diabetes and bedsores. Now scientists have figured out how to reprogram the cells inside these wounds to heal themselves.
During epileptic seizures, neurons in the brain fire without rhyme or reason. New research identifies a possible way to wrest back control by stopping these signals before they can get started.
Cardiac arrest is a major complication and killer of hospitalized patients, with only about 1 in 5 surviving. A recent study compared responses within hospitals to learn how to improve outcomes.
Ouch! Who hasn't felt the effects of a paper cut and then cursed the gods or themselves for the injury? But have you ever wondered why they hurt so much? A professor of family medicine explains why.