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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 […]

WHO Suspends Testing of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization has suspended use of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine in a clinical trial of treatments of COVID-19 after a study revealed that patients taking the drug are at increased risk for death and serious heart problems.

U.S. Offers $1.2 Billion to Drug Company for COVID-19 Vaccine Research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday it would provide up to $1.2 billion to AstraZeneca to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine from a lab in Oxford, England.

Guidance Issued for Osteoporosis Management During COVID-19

In a joint guidance document issued by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Endocrine Society, European Calcified Tissue Society, and National Osteoporosis Foundation, recommendations are presented for the management of osteoporosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poll: One in Seven Older Adults Report Food Insecurity

One in seven adults ages 50 to 80 years say they experienced household food insecurity in the past year (before the COVID-19 pandemic), according to a report published online May 11 based on the results of the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.