Health & Health Care / New Tech & Treatments

  • The dos and don’ts of medical lab work

      

    Medical lab work could help your health before you need a prescription. Here’s how (and why) to get lab testing.

  • How to legally make your doctor provide your eye prescription

      

    If your eye doctor refuses to give you your prescription, they are breaking the law. Here’s how to make sure they don't.

  • Online eye exam issues prescriptions for $40

      

    Getting a vision check and a prescription is now as easy as getting online, though eye doctors are not happy about it.

  • Prescription Plan Guide

      

    Prescription plans for less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic drugs for $4 or a 90-day supply for...

  • Lawsuits filed against maker of popular morning sickness drug

      

    Several dozen lawsuits have now been filed against the maker of a drug used to fight morning sickness in pregnant women. While many women say they had no problem taking ondansetron, which...

  • Obamacare / Affordable Health Care Act Guide

      

    I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault line in the country. Even though I have views that differ from the law of the...

  • Dietary supplements can be a dangerous mix with traditional drug therapies

      

    Nearly 70% of us take dietary supplements, according to to the Council for Responsible Nutrition. But researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis are examining how those supplements...

  • New technology for the hearing impaired

      

    This new hearing aid is an earpiece that tracks your brain waves. Clark explains.

  • Quell uses smart tech to offer drug-free relief of chronic pain

      

    Are you among the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain? Quell is a new wearable device that can hack your central nervous system to turn off the repeat pain signals being sent to...

  • Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder and simple ways to combat it

      

    Do you tend to feel down and out during dreary weather? It might not be depression - you just might have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D. for short. How many people are...

  • 5 things to know about the new mammogram guidelines

      

    In a special communication published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, the American Cancer Society updated its official recommendations for mammograms. Read...

  • Tips to prevent getting colds and flu

      

    Now that fall has arrived and winter will soon follow, the time is right for parents to take steps to protect young children from cold and flu viruses. According to Dr. Hansa Bhargava, one...

  • New tech promises an eye exam via smartphone!

      

    The familiar eye exam could be changing radically over the next few years thanks to cheaper smartphone-powered equipment invented by a couple of entrepreneurs. Eye exams in 5 seconds flat I...

  • Can chewing gum be as effective as flossing?

      

    Would you rather chew gum or floss your teeth? And no, it's not a trick question. Gum-chewers, keep on chewin' According to a study published by science journal PLOS ONE, scientists...

  • Google wants to sequence your DNA on Ancestry.com

      

    If you are worried about social media and websites having too much access to your digital information (ahem, Ashley Madison), imagine a tech giant getting access to your very DNA. A...