Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm. Soon he would struggle with another life-or-death choice: whether to remove the Sprint Fidelis, which was deemed dangerous and recalled in 2007 after it had been implanted in hundreds of thousands of patients.
Posted on: 20 May 2019 | 6:11 am
Go outside and get some fresh air! It's something our parents told us to do as kids, and it could be just what the doctor ordered for a workforce that spends most of the day sitting and staring at screens. One way to do it: Get out of that stuffy fluorescent-lit conference room, get on your feet, and take that work meeting into the great outdoors.
Posted on: 20 May 2019 | 3:27 am
The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Posted on: 20 May 2019 | 3:08 am
Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open.
Posted on: 18 May 2019 | 3:03 pm
On the morning of September 25, 2000, when Kevin Hines looked out from the Golden Gate Bridge, it must have been a magnificent sight. The sun bouncing off the coastline of Marin County to the left and backlighting the coast of San Francisco to the right, with Alcatraz straight ahead. There were probably boats of different types and sizes in the glittering water and an occasional sea lion breaking the surface.
Posted on: 18 May 2019 | 8:06 am
When Amanda Furdge walked into a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 2014, she knew exactly what she wanted: to confirm whether she was pregnant, and to have an abortion if she was.
Posted on: 18 May 2019 | 8:03 am
It's not just Alabama and Georgia. More states are considering bills that would make virtually all abortions illegal at 6 weeks or less.
Posted on: 18 May 2019 | 7:44 am
Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study links drinking too many sugary beverages -- and even 100% natural fruit juices -- to an increased risk of early death.
Posted on: 17 May 2019 | 2:54 pm
It's natural for pilot Jessica Cox to place her right foot on the yoke and her left foot on the throttle right before she's cleared for takeoff.
Posted on: 17 May 2019 | 2:41 pm
Less expensive, easier to prepare ultra-processed foods can make you fat, a new study says.
Posted on: 17 May 2019 | 1:29 pm
Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study.
Posted on: 17 May 2019 | 11:55 am
Images of Turkey are exotically beautiful to many people: Vibrant poppy fields, multispired mosques and of course the mystical whirling dervishes. Though the twirling figures in white appear mysterious, the origin of the dervish ceremony lies in an experience familiar to most of us: love and loss.
Posted on: 17 May 2019 | 4:37 am
Hundreds of women in Georgia and Alabama are calling Planned Parenthood and asking the group whether abortion is still legal in their states.
Posted on: 17 May 2019 | 1:25 am
Some politicians and pediatricians have urged the US Food and Drug Administration to take strong, swift action on the growing use of e-cigarettes among America's youth, but the latest move comes from a federal judge who ordered the agency to speed up its review of thousands of vaping products now on the market.
Posted on: 16 May 2019 | 2:43 pm