AMA backs prescription drug ad ban

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical devices, saying they contribute to rising costs and patients’ demands for inappropriate treatment.

Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks

The regulations are tailored to cover foods and growing methods that pose the greatest risk, and they target produce such as berries, melons, leafy greens and other items usually eaten raw and more prone to contamination.

Technology allows tyke to take classes from the hospital

Cara Smith spent just three days at Avilla Elementary before getting sick and going to Riley. Her treatments are expected to last through December, but technology is helping her not miss much of her kindergarten year.