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Lyme Disease: What Should Doctors Tell Their Patients?

By Nancy Wurtzel Health experts are warning there will be increased odds of contracting Lyme disease this spring and summer, due to an explosion of infected ticks and an earlier, […]

Why is Alcoholism is Considered a Disease While Drug Addiction is Often Viewed as a Crime?

By Nancy Wurtzel Alcoholism was once considered a personal or moral failing.  However, after the American Medical Association (AMA) declared alcoholism a disease in 1956, viewpoints began to shift.  Today, […]

Primary Care Doctors: Raising Weight Concerns with Patients

By Nancy Wurtzel The U.S. is in the middle of a health crisis with roughly two-thirds of adults considered overweight or obese.  While these numbers are increasing, the actual percentage […]

IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing

In a statement published online March 19 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, recommendations are presented for public health and health care professionals to prioritize coronavirus disease 2019 testing.

More Americans Recognizing Importance of COVID-19 Safety Measures

Americans' understanding of safety measures to protect themselves from COVID-19 is increasing, according to an ongoing survey conducted by researchers at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

Tool Aids Safe Fasting for T2DM Patients Observing Ramadan

Use of the Fasting Algorithm for Singaporeans with Type 2 Diabetes facilitates safe intermittent fasting for patients with diabetes during Ramadan, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Clover Sprouts Rises to 39 Cases in Six States

The number of cases in an Escherichia coli outbreak linked to clover sprouts has reached 39 in six states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.