Horses, humans pair well in psychotherapy sessions

Much like bearing a physical load on their backs, horses take on their clients’ emotional trauma. Some of her horses have needed downtime after a session because the projected pain was so great.

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.

Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday.

Georgia impacted by pre-cut melon salmonella outbreak

Georgia is now on the list of states impacted by a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Dancing Doctor in Georgia accused of malpractice, license suspended

Authorities have suspended the license of a doctor in suburban Atlanta who posted videos of herself dancing with a scalpel over anesthetized patients during plastic surgery operations.

Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife

The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend — rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.

Study says vaping by kids isn’t up, but some are skeptical

Some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a booming e-cigarette brand.

To get around pharmacy gag rules, ask about drug costs

“Do you have prescription insurance?” It’s one of the first questions consumers hear at the pharmacy counter, and many hand over their insurance cards in the hopes of getting a good price. But sometimes using insurance can actually cost more — and even prevent the pharmacist from saying so.

Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034

Feds: Skimping can’t save seniors from rising med cost

Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers.