Dr. Clifford Bassett Shares Tips for Safe Snacking on Halloween

Halloween is just days away and parents of children with food allergies and asthma may be growing more concerned about keeping their children safe. With those concerned parents in mind, allergy and immunology specialist Dr. Clifford Bassett has provided helpful tips on how to ensure this Halloween is both fun and healthy. Of the 16 tips on ... Read More...

Dr. Michael Davidson Calls New Cholesterol Test “Reasonable”

Could a phone consultation save you a trip to the doctor's office?

If you’ve ever had your cholesterol levels tested, you know that there are three numbers you need to be concerned with: your level of HDL (good cholesterol), your level of LDL (bad cholesterol) and your total cholesterol level. But according to a story released by CBS News today, ” Increasingly, doctors are going beyond standard cholesterol ... Read More...

Dr. Michael LeFevre Explains New Pap Smear Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended new guidelines on Wednesday that call for women to receive Pap tests every three years rather than annually. According to the task force, the test that screens for cervical cancer is not more effective in lowering the mortality rate associated with the disease when performed annually and can ... Read More...

Malaria Vaccine Within Reach

CNN reported today that researchers in Africa are closer to developing a vaccine for Malaria than scientists have ever been. Of the 15,000 children taking part in the phase III clinical trial, preliminary results show a 50% reduction in the cases of malaria in 6,000 of those children over a year-long period. Developed by GlaxoSmithKline and ... Read More...

More Americans Than Ever Now Support Marijuana Legalization

According to a recent Gallup poll, fully half of the American public now supports the legalization of marijuana. This record high support for the illicit drug highlights a societal shift in opinion that has taken place since Gallup first asked the question in 1969. The results of that first poll showed that only 12% of Americans favored ... Read More...

Danica Patrick Brings COPD Message to Congress

Danica Patrick lobbied Congress this week to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD awareness is a cause that is close to Danica’s heart, as her grandmother passed away from the disease. In her address to Capitol Hill, Danica said: “I don’t know what government needs to do about it. But the bottom line is ... Read More...

Dr. Carlos Zayas Beats the Odds and Helps Latinos in Need of Transplants

Dr. Carlos Zayas and patient in need of bone marrow (CNN) Dr. Carlos Zayas, a transplant surgeon from Georgia, found himself on the other side of the scalpel in 2010 when he underwent a bone marrow transplant to fight his rare case of lymphoma. Though he knew he was in trustworthy hands, Dr. Zayas knew that his chances of rejecting the ... Read More...

Help Fight Breast Cancer with Zumba

Breast cancer experts say that regular exercise may reduce your chances of developing breast cancer. With that in mind, Zumba Fitness and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have teamed up for the Party in Pink campaign.   Celebrities like Wyclef Jean and Jordin Sparks have signed on to promote these Zumba dance-fitness parties taking place all ... Read More...

Top Ten US Twitter Doctors on Vitals

Twitter maintains a list of the top physicians whose Tweets are the most influential. These doctors take reputation management seriously and value the ability to have a dialogue with current and potential future patients in an informal, accessible setting like Twitter. And the top ten US twitter doctors are all on Vitals! Visit these top ... Read More...