May 31, 2012 The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, says he plans to propose a municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages at restaurants, delis and movie theaters.
Heidi N. Moore
May 31, 2012 New York Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban larger-sized soft drinks for health reasons. But a lot of businesses aren't really happy with that plan.
Apr 10, 2012 A ballot initiative could raise the tax rate on a pack of smokes in Missouri, which is 8x lower than the national average.
Oct 8, 2012 Every little thing your doctor does has a special code attached, with a dollar sign. Codes were supposed to make things simpler. Instead, they've touched off an expensive arms race between doctors, hospitals and insurers.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 4, 2012 According to a new study out in the U.K., there is a correlation between intelligence levels and the likelihood that someone will end up on long-term sick leave.
Apr 4, 2012 A panel of doctors is recommending that physicians and patients think twice before performing several common medical tests.
Mar 30, 2012 Despite pressure to show uses ads and make hay from their personal data, CaringBridge refuses. They're a special case, but are there lessons here for other social networks?
Mar 28, 2012 New information from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that more than quarter of the U.S. population say they're not getting enough shuteye. The issue has consequences on our economy and health.
Mar 27, 2012 Doctor and commentator John Schumann says it's a medical urban legend.