August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Health

Swine flu shots by Thanksgiving?

ATLANTA It will likely be Thanksgiving before a significant number of Americans who get the swine flu vaccine are protected, health officials said this week. Roughly 50 million doses of vaccine are expected to be available by mid-October. More...

Many diabetic foot amputations preventable

WASHINGTON It costs $1,400 to cover the oozing sore on the diabetic's foot with a piece of artificial skin, helping it heal if patients keep pressure off that spot. So when the U.S. More...

Asthma can appear no matter your age

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 47, and my doctor tells me I have asthma. Is that possible? I thought it was a children's disease. One of the medicines the doctor put me on is a cortisonetype inhaler. This has me scared silly. More...

Vegetarian Diets and Diabetes

Is a vegetarian diet good for people with diabetes? Since vegetarian diets generally contain less fat (including saturated fat) and cholesterol, and include more dietary fiber, they certainly have some advantages over non-vegetarian diets. More...