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A consultation has been launched on a code of practice designed to help healthcare staff make the right decisions about protecting and disclosing patient information.
As the heat wave continues in Tennessee, every Tennessean encouraged to know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness and urges that citizens act promptly to aid those who are sick or may be at risk.
With recent cases of cryptosporidiosis (Crypto) in Mason City last week, Cerro Gordo County would like to remind people about the symptoms associated with the illness.
Potential of electronic personal health records is studied in this week's BMJ.
The need to educate consumers about cosmetic injectables and standards to protect their safety is evident in the findings released by The Physician Coalition for Injectable Safety.
To help city residents suffering through sweltering temperatures stay hydrated, local company Herbal Water is handing out free bottles of its new beverage Ayala's Herbal Water to residents across Philadelphia.
Illinois public health director is reminding everyone to avoid contact with bats.
An international team of researchers is proposing a plan for building a "toolkit" for personalized medicine - that long-anticipated era in which physicians customize efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases to match the unique genetic characteristics of each individual patient.
Whether you are traveling across the world or across the state to your favorite vacation spot, you can expect changes to your daily routine, daily health care or medical care regimen.
One-third (31%) of New Orleans residents said if government officials said they had to evacuate due to a major hurricane this season, they would not leave.
Legislation is promoting the development of healthcare IT infrastructure, while supporting efforts to enhance patient data privacy and security.
Health Protection Agency alerted people returning to their homes in flood-hit areas to the dangers of using devices that are meant for outdoor use.
Minnesota Department of Health review of hospital records shows a 40 percent increase in hospital-treated dog bites between 1998 and 2005.
Asking more questions during a visit to the doctor might help patients get care that is more satisfactory, but many patients are not sure where to start.
There are a few easy steps residents can take to stay cool during hot summer days.
Insect repellents containing DEET (N.N-diethyl-m-toluamide) have proven to be effective in protecting against mosquito bites.