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Chris Smith optimistic about three-decade quest for Lyme disease bill

After working nearly 30 years to pass major legislation to research treatments for Lyme disease, the tick-borne infection that causes more than 300,000 illnesses each year, Democratic Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey is newly optimistic about a breakthrough. The Senate Health Committee voted Thursday on a bipartisan basis to advance the upper chamber’s version… Read More »

What to know about headaches at night

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Pediatricians are more likely to ask families about smoke alarm safety than gun safety, study says

That’s according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. The study found that pediatricians and pediatric residents were less likely to ask their patients about gun storage safety than smoke alarm safety — indicating an overall hesitation in bringing up gun safety with their patients. A team of doctors and researchers analyzed health… Read More »