In two-thirds of states that allow parents to opt their children out of school immunization requirements for nonmedical reasons, the number of unvaccinated kindergarteners is on the rise, a study found.

Demand has soared for the Shingrix vaccine and order limits will be in effect through 2018.

The renowned surgeon and best-selling author will lead a major new health-care company aimed at reducing health-care costs, a joint venture by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway. The new company was unveiled in January, with a mission to use technology tools to make health care more transparent, affordable and simple for the companies' […]

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For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

James Harrison didn't know why his blood contained a rare antibody. He just felt compelled to keep giving it.

The physician, identified as Beth Keegstra, has been suspended from El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif.

The large international study may eventually affect nutrition guidelines, experts said.

The child is recovering at home and “doing well” after being treated with antibiotics at an Idaho hospital, a health official said.

In a surprise move, delegates didn't support a recommendation that the AMA's current ethical guidance remain as is.

Jessica Griffin thought her daughter Kailyn was having a hard time waking up. Or maybe her legs were asleep. Then she saw the tick.

The AMA House of Delegates is meeting this week to vote on whether the association should change its opinion on physician-assisted death.

At 60 people have fallen ill and dozens have been hospitalized after eating pre-cut melons sold at many large grocery chains.

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