Diagnosis and treatment

March 02, 2020 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most American adults need to be checked for hepatitis C, say guidelines released Monday that urge millions more people to get screened for the liver-damaging virus that can fester for decades it's spotted. The call for expanded screening for Americans ages 18 to 79 is the first...
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In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 photo, Dr. Neil Floch, second from left, performs gastric bypass surgery laparoscopically, using monitors to guide him at Nuvance Health's hospital in Norwalk, Conn. Obesity surgery is becoming a more common way to lose weight, and so is the likelihood of patients getting a second surgery. In 2019, an estimated 15% of all obesity surgeries in the U.S. came after a previous procedure, up from 6% in 2011, according to a surgeons' group. (AP Photo/Kathy Young)
February 28, 2020 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn't working. Last year, an estimated 15% of the 252,000 obesity surgeries in the U.S. came after a previous surgery. That compares to 6% of the 158,000...
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FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, that the drug's maker contacted health officials recently about the shortage, which it blamed on a manufacturing issue with the medicine's key ingredient. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 28, 2020 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that the drug's maker recently contacted...
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FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, that the drug's maker contacted health officials recently about the shortage, which it blamed on a manufacturing issue with the medicine's key ingredient. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 28, 2020 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that the drug's maker recently contacted...
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FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, that the drug's maker contacted health officials recently about the shortage, which it blamed on a manufacturing issue with the medicine's key ingredient. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 28, 2020 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that the drug's maker recently contacted...
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Dr. James Barahal, of Kailua, Hawaii, stands in Honolulu on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Barahal, the president and CEO of one of the nation's largest marathons, has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a "completely inappropriate" act on him during a medical examination in the 1970s. Barahal, a longtime physician in Hawaii, told The Associated Press in an interview that Dr. Robert E. Anderson gave him a digital rectal exam when the then-medical student visited the student health center in 1975 complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
February 25, 2020 - 7:51 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical examination in the...
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Dr. James Barahal, of Kailua, Hawaii, stands in Honolulu on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Barahal, the president and CEO of one of the nation's largest marathons, has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a "completely inappropriate" act on him during a medical examination in the 1970s. Barahal, a longtime physician in Hawaii, told The Associated Press in an interview that Dr. Robert E. Anderson gave him a digital rectal exam when the then-medical student visited the student health center in 1975 complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
February 25, 2020 - 7:15 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical examination in the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2006 file photo Honolulu Marathon president and CEO Dr. James Barahal, left, shares a laugh with Yunjin Kim, right, of ABC's "Lost" during a Honolulu Marathon news conference in Honolulu. Barahal has joined a chorus of former students by saying a late University of Michigan doctor performed a "completely inappropriate" act on him during a medical examination in the 1970s. Barahal, who himself is a longtime physician, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Dr. Robert E. Anderson gave him a digital rectal exam when the then-medical student visited the student health center in 1975 complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman)
February 25, 2020 - 6:32 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical examination in the...
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Dr. Andre Kalil, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, speaks in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Dr. Kalil, Kalil, who will oversee a clinical trial of the coronavirus at the medical center, said the study developed quickly in response to the virus outbreak that is centered in China. Patients who are hospitalized with the COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, will be eligible to join the trial if they have at least moderate symptoms. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
February 25, 2020 - 3:31 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the world, officials said Tuesday. Half of the patients in the international study will receive the antiviral...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2006 file photo Honolulu Marathon president and CEO Dr. James Barahal, left, shares a laugh with Yunjin Kim, right, of ABC's "Lost" during a Honolulu Marathon news conference in Honolulu. Barahal has joined a chorus of former students by saying a late University of Michigan doctor performed a "completely inappropriate" act on him during a medical examination in the 1970s. Barahal, who himself is a longtime physician, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Dr. Robert E. Anderson gave him a digital rectal exam when the then-medical student visited the student health center in 1975 complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman)
February 25, 2020 - 2:38 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical examination in the...
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