The outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has peaked, but has caused 12 deaths and sickened 113 people. Even though the outbreak is subsiding, inspection and cleaning of the cooling towers in the affected area will continue.
Women who experience a stillbirth or who have a late-term abortion because of severe fetal anomalies go through a heartbreaking event. Such events post challenges for all members of a healthcare team because they must provide empathic and supportive care.
Myocardial infarction refers to a dynamic process by which one or more regions of the heart muscle experience a severe and prolonged decrease in oxygen supply because of insufficient coronary blood flow. This causes chest pain and lack of oxygen that might lea…
There will be serious increases in drug-resistant infections unless there are immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A study has found that a social media site can help teens with asthma. A study of teens with asthma found significant improvement in engagement and in symptom control when they received reminders and encouragement via Facebook.
Some health groups are calling for screening all children under age 3 to see if they have autism. But a government task force is calling for more research to see if these screenings are valid before they are used widely.
In 2009, screening guidelines for Pap tests were changed for women and girls under aged 21; But there may be an unintended consequence: Some young women may be missing out on screening for chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease.