Colon cancer on the rise in young adults

A startling percentage of colorectal cancer patients are younger than 50, and the number is climbing. Diet and lifestyle may be to blame.

March 14, 2017 1

Your brain loves poets, but may not know it

Study suggests people intuitively enjoy poems, even if they don't understand why.

March 10, 2017 0

New rules on screen time

Doctors roll out realistic recommendations for your child's exposure to TV and all things technology.

March 9, 2017 0

‘Superbug’ infections striking more U.S. kids

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals.

March 4, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Back from the brink

On the road to a heart transplant, a doctor’s discovery set Mike Hensley, 57, on a new course.

March 3, 2017 2

Wearable tech could detect illness

By developing a baseline of health readings, wearable sensors can detect deviations to indicate sickness or infection, study finds.

February 27, 2017 0

The sour note on fake sweeteners

Childhood use of sugar substitutes jumped 200 percent from 1999 to 2012—and that's not a good thing.

February 26, 2017 0

Stroke and anemia: Deadly pair?

Older stroke victims with anemia are up to twice as likely to die within a year, compared to non-anemic patients, study finds.

February 25, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

A surprise recovery

A new aortic valve and an implanted heart pump kept Bob Verburg alive, giving his heart a chance to heal.

February 24, 2017 5

Marijuana study sorts good from bad

Prescription doses can treat chronic pain, muscle spasms and nausea—but there are still downsides to the drug.

February 24, 2017 0

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

February 22, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Quick trip from video visit to OR

Peter Cramer wanted to put off medical assistance for severe pain―until a friend referred him to MedNow. A few hours later, he was in surgery.

February 15, 2017 2