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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 […]

Juul Stopping Sales of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes

Juul, which makes the top-selling brand of electronic cigarettes in the United States, said Thursday it will no longer sell fruit or dessert flavors of its products. The company's decision comes as it faces widespread criticism that its flavored nicotine products are hooking a generation of teenagers on nicotine and vaping, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Prediagnostic Colonoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Death Risk

The risk for colorectal cancer death drops with an increasing number of prediagnostic colonoscopies, largely due to fewer advanced cancers at time of diagnosis, according to a study recently published in BMC Cancer.

Meat Study Authors Have Financial Ties to Beef Industry

The authors of a recent study downplaying the health risks of red meat have financial ties with meat producers. The international group of researchers has received funding from a university program partially backed by the beef industry, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Primary Care Appointment Time Impacts Prescribing of Opioids

Even within an individual physician's schedule, physician behavior for opioid prescribing varies by the appointment timing, according to a study recently published online in JAMA Network Open.