Medicine

Health officials say flu season is getting off to early start

Health officials say flu season is getting off to early start

Published 08/01/2013

Numerous cases reported in area during December
EVANSVILLE — When Mike Mammoser returned to Newburgh after a recent business trip to Chicago, he brought a [more…]

Mass. women at trial: Pregnancy drug caused cancer

Mass. women at trial: Pregnancy drug caused cancer

Published 08/01/2013

BOSTON — A lawyer for four sisters who believe their breast cancer was caused by a drug their mother took during pregnancy says the drug [more…]

Indiana senator pushes bill to regulate pain clinics

Indiana senator pushes bill to regulate pain clinics

Published 08/01/2013

INDIANAPOLIS — A problematic pain clinic in Clark County has led a Jeffersonville Republican to push legislation to change the way similar medical centers operate [more…]

U.S. health care spending slows for third straight year

U.S. health care spending slows for third straight year

Published 07/01/2013

WASHINGTON — Americans kept health care spending in check for three years in a row, the government reported Monday, an unusual respite that could linger [more…]

Vanderburgh health department still offering influenza vaccine for kids

Vanderburgh health department still offering influenza vaccine for kids

Published 07/01/2013

EVANSVILLE — The Vanderburgh County Health Department on Monday reminded local residents that there is still time to vaccinate children against influenza.

The vaccines -- [more…]

Hillary Clinton back at work after hospitalization

Hillary Clinton back at work after hospitalization

Published 07/01/2013

WASHINGTON — Cheers, a standing ovation and a gag gift of protective headgear greeted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she returned to work [more…]

Health calendar

Health calendar

Published 07/01/2013

Chronic Disease Program of the Vanderburgh County Health Department: Blood pressure screening: Rural King at 2300 E. Morgan Ave., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; [more…]

NEAHRING: Treatment of cough depends on cause

NEAHRING: Treatment of cough depends on cause

Published 07/01/2013

I have a cough. It is not life-threatening, but it is terribly annoying. I would describe it as a tickle in my throat, although the [more…]

Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study

Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study

Published 07/01/2013

(Reuters) - More competition between medical centers that perform liver transplants may mean sicker patients get lower-quality donor organs, according to a U.S. study. When [more…]

Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health debate

Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health debate

Published 06/01/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending by broadening the debate over entitlement [more…]