The World Health Organization recently released a report regarding antimicrobial resistance and how it's being found in every part of the world. According to the WHO, the cause of this resistance is overuse and abuse of antibiotic medications,...
The National Committee for Quality Assurance recently gave Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare and commercial health plans in Northern California its highest rating. The national group rates health plans for consumer experience, prevention...
At first blush, the tobacco tax measure on California’s November ballot looks pretty straightforward. Proposition 56 would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes by $2 and tax e-cigarettes for the first time. Proponents...
There's still time register for the California Thoracic Society 2016 Fall Conference and COPD Symposium, Oct. 1, in San Diego For more information and registration, click here
COPD is a progressive lung disease associated with smoking, air pollution and age. To predict future rates of the disease, researchers conducted forecasting analyses, combining population statistics and health data for the province...
Getting the right amount of sleep is crucial to a person's ability to function properly, and sleeping too little or too much has many health consequences. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association asks the question: Could sleep disorders be linked to factors...
Adding the antibiotic azithromycin to standard treatment for asthma exacerbations in adults had no significant therapeutic benefit in the AZALEA randomized clinical trial. Findings were consistently negative across different symptom and quality-of-life scores, and treatment...
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