Patti Neighmond appears in the following:
Saturday, February 07, 2015
The way a pediatrician talks with nervous parents about vaccines may determine whether the child gets immunized or not, a study suggests. Asking "What do you want to do about shots?" doesn't work.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The pressure, doctors say, is mostly coming from other parents who don't want their infants exposed to measles, whooping cough or other serious illness in the pediatric waiting room.
Monday, February 02, 2015
California is grappling with an outbreak of measles. In Alameda County, health officials have told parents whose babies have been exposed to the virus to keep their children at home for 21 days.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
California health officials say more than 4 dozen cases of measles have been diagnosed in the state — a result of an outbreak that started at Disneyland. Most who got sick were not vaccinated.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Bariatric surgery works for severely obese patients because it shrinks the size of the stomach. But years later, the stomach starts to expand and some patients regain the weight they lost.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Working more than 48 hours a week makes risky drinking more likely, a study of people in 14 countries finds. And that held true for rich and poor, men and women.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Everyone knows it's dangerous to drink and drive, but a lot of people still do it. Strict enforcement of traffic laws makes it less likely that people will get behind the wheel when soused.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Breast cancer treatment typically involves surgery and chemotherapy, followed by radiation. But growing scientific evidence shows that in most cases, women get more radiation than they actually need.
Monday, December 15, 2014
For some teenagers, parties with alcohol are almost a rite of passage. Surveys show the vast majority of parents in these homes know the alcohol is flowing. Cities are now cracking down on the adults.
Monday, December 08, 2014
There's not much evidence that radiation increases survival in older women with early-stage breast cancer, but doctors are still prescribing it. It can be hard to get doctors to change protocols.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Citing reduced risk of HIV and other sexually acquired diseases, the federal agency says health care providers should discuss circumcision with men as well as parents of infants and teen boys.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Strong odors can be a problem for people with asthma. Even anticipating smells like chemicals or heavy perfumes can lead to an asthma attack. Some scientists think this may lead to new treatments.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Health officials estimate that every flu season, 1 in 5 Americans will get the bug. This year, changes in flu vaccines and in federal guidelines could help those most susceptible to the virus.
Monday, October 27, 2014
For most people, the need for reading glasses is as inevitable as gray hair and wrinkles. Companies are experimenting with corneal implants to improve the ability to focus close up.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Until recently, freezing human eggs was reserved for young women at risk of infertility due to cancer treatments. But some companies now pay for it for healthy women who want to delay motherhood.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Hundreds of children across the U.S. have been sickened by a respiratory illness caused by a virus known as enterovirus D68. Some of the patients have experienced paralysis of limbs.
Monday, October 06, 2014
Liz Paul has struggled with her weight for years. A diet group helps, but it only meets once a week. So she has turned to social media for daily feedback and support. Studies find it can help.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?
Monday, September 08, 2014
Many students go to college expecting to drink, and all too often the college culture encourages it. That makes students more vulnerable to sexual assault, car accidents and other dangers.
Monday, August 11, 2014
About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.