The Best Baby Names for Every Zodiac Sign

When you’re getting ready to welcome a baby into your world, it seems like everyone — friends, family members, and even total strangers — wants to give well-meaning (and yet annoying) advice on everything from the sex of your baby to the baby name they think your little one should […]

Ohio Measles Outbreak Sickens Nearly 60 Children

Measles has sickened 59 children in an outbreak that began in November and now spans four Ohio counties. None of the children had been fully vaccinated against measles, and 23 of them have been hospitalized, local officials report. “Measles can be very serious, especially for children under age 5,” Columbus Public […]

A Beach Drowning and Car Crash Rescue ― Back to Back

  Emergencies happen anywhere, anytime, and sometimes physicians find themselves in situations in which they are the only ones who can help. Is There a Doctor in the House? is a new Medscape series telling these stories. In 2015, two crazy things happened to me only a few weeks apart. […]

Don’t Lift Weights – Lower Them Instead

A new study reports that slowly lowering weights builds and strengthens muscles almost as well as lifting and lowering them, as you would do with a typical rep. That means, for example, that you could use two hands to lift a dumbbell, then one hand to slowly lower it, while sacrificing little […]

EU Regulator Backs Bivalent COVID Shots for Primary Vaccination

(Reuters) -The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday its emergency task force has concluded that messenger RNA bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, targeting the original strain and the Omicron BA.4-5 subvariants, may be used in previously unvaccinated children and adults. The recommendation is based on data which shows that primary vaccination with […]

More Evidence In Utero Exposure to Antiseizure Meds Safe for Kids

NASHVILLE — There is no negative impact of in utero exposure to antiseizure medications on children’s creativity, new research shows. Dr Kimford Meador The results of this study, along with other research, suggest the risk for cognitive problems “is fairly low” overall for children of women with epilepsy taking lamotrigine […]

Study supports urging smoking-cessation treatment to patients in cancer care

New research involving 28 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Centers, including Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, indicates it’s both possible and helpful to get cancer patients who smoke into evidence-based tobacco-treatment programs as part of their cancer care. Studying data […]

Flu levels high, vaccination rates low among pregnant women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity around the nation is increasing. Vaccination can help prevent serious illness, especially in high-risk groups, like pregnant women, but the CDC says that’s the group showing lower vaccination rates. “Pregnant women are a group that should especially get […]