Author Archives: wpadmin

Need to check your thyroid? Maybe not

As medical science advances, we have more tests and biomarkers available to help identify illnesses. Yet overdiagnosis and overtreatment that may occur following abnormal results can cause dangerous adverse effects and costly consequences. Hypothyroidism — a lower than normal range of thyroid hormones — may be the poster child for this problem because it is… Read More »

Viewpoints: Progress Against Opioid Epidemic Is Encouraging, But We Must Not Rest On Our Laurels Now

Opinion writers talk about the opioid crisis and other health care topics. The Washington Post: Opioid Deaths Are Down. But Challenges Continue. As the 20th century came to a close, the United States faced many challenges, but a high rate of death from prescription opioid overdoses was not one of them. In 1999, 3,442 people died… Read More »

Dad’s fingers lost in industrial blender accident, replaced with toes

Father gets fingers replaced with toes after losing them in industrial blender accident Medical Mysteries and Marvels: Jeremy Payton was the victim of a horrible industrial accident that left him without the fingers on his right hand. Years later, he heard about an operation in which surgeons could replace some of his fingers with his… Read More »