New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Published Apr. 20 2018

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in...

Technology poses tough decisions for parents of the future

Published Apr. 19 2018

So you want to have a baby.

Stop the Bleed campaign helps educate, train public to triage trauma patients [photos]

Published Apr. 13 2018

Brainerd High School seniors La'breuna Merity and Darianna King envisioned themselves in medical careers starting in ninth grade.

New bill promises better stroke care in Tennessee

Published Apr. 11 2018

Transporting stroke patients to the proper hospital — not necessarily the closest — is the rationale behind a bill recently...

New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

Published Apr. 10 2018

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such...

Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

Published Apr. 5 2018

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid...

Orange Grove research center aims to educate about dementia, disabilities

Published Apr. 4 2018

Patti Wade remembers John Goodlet as her loving, independent friend who idolized Elvis Presley.

Spring means many area residents will start seeking allergy relief

Published Apr. 2 2018

Spring is in the air, and so is pollen — an unwelcome sight for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.

California judge rules that coffee requires cancer warning

Published Mar. 30 2018

Scientists haven't rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He...

An imperfect journey: 8 years of Obamacare

Published Mar. 26 2018

Eight years of promises — some to save it, others to destroy it — paint the Affordable Care Act's legacy.

New app aimed at saving lives launches in Chattanooga

Published Mar. 20 2018

A new app aimed at getting aid to cardiac patients in need has been launched in Chattanooga.

FDA begins push to cut addictive nicotine in cigarettes

Published Mar. 16 2018

Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed...

Report: Your health can be affected by where you live

Published Mar. 14 2018

Where people live can affect their quality and longevity of life, and health is influenced by many factors beyond medical...

Why are people in Southern states in such poor health?

Published Mar. 13 2018

Year after year, Southern states consistently rank among the worst in the U.S. for health and wellness.

Cost of care growing for adults with hypertension

Published Mar. 7 2018

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects the health and wallets of more than 75 million U.S. adults, and the cost...

Updated teen depression guidelines look to help primary care providers treat youth

Published Mar. 5 2018

Undiagnosed and untreated depression affects as many as 1 in 5 teenagers, which has led the American Academy of Pediatrics...

For patients with disabilities, dental treatment presents extra challenges

Published Feb. 26 2018

What if the simple choice of going to see a dentist wasn't available to you?

Erlanger hospital celebrates official opening of Heart and Lung Institute

Published Feb. 23 2018

Who needs scissors when you have a 1-ton, four-arm, million- dollar robot to cut ribbon for you?

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Published Feb. 21 2018

The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of...

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

Published Feb. 13 2018

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body...

Woman has 14 worms pulled from her eye after rare infection

Published Feb. 12 2018

An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of...


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Nearly 11.8 million people enrolled in Affordable Care Act plans in 2018

Published Feb. 8 2018

Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8...

$300 million health care system cost to protect religious rights

Published Feb. 5 2018

President Donald Trump's new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other...