Lately, it seems every week new data contradicts conventional wisdom in the medical field.
New guidelines for prostate screenings are meeting some resistance, especially by groups of doctors. Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses the changes with MPR.
Jurors at the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray heard today from investigators and detectives who looked into the singer's death.
One major Minnesota health care system has changed the way primary care providers are compensated. Fairview Health Services has moved the emphasis from patient volume to quality outcomes and satisfaction.
In an era when there are numerous medical tests and procedures at the disposal of doctors, when is it the right decision to do nothing?
There's new evidence that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may benefit from regular antibiotic therapy.
The CDC's list of public health improvements includes cardiovascular disease prevention, reduction of infectious diseases and fewer cases of lead poisoning in children.
Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses how the contraceptive medication known as "Plan B" works.
TV may be killing you. It's not some righteous bumper sticker. It's backed up by research. Americans spend an average of five hours in front of the TV, by some estimates. Now a new study shows that two hours a day can have a negative impact on your health.
Less is more. That's the message from a new program by the National Physicians Alliance. The nonprofit group is urging primary care doctors to avoid five common medical interventions, arguing that the procedures are both costly and unnecessary.
For years, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been thought of as a condition that affects children, but there's been a recent effort to diagnose and treat adults as well.
The number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder increased by 22 percent between 2003 and 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The European study, published in the current issue of the Journal of the Medical Association, found that low-salt diets don't prevent high blood pressure and may even increase the risk of heart disease.
The cholesterol-lowering medication is also the most sold drug, according to a survey by IMS Health that offered a snapshot of the nation's top prescribed drugs and the best-selling drugs.
The British Medical Journal reviewed the research and is inconclusive on whether the reduction of hours made a difference in quality of care. What does Dr. Jon Hallberg say?