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FDA warns of pill mix-up with Endo painkillers

Posted: 01/09/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant.

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Testing your fertility IQ

Updated: 01/09/2012 - Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying. Or, six months, if a woman is over 35. With one in eight couples experiencing it, there are also a lot of myths out there surrounding infertility.

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Community helps raise $10,000 for 2-year-old cancer patient

Updated: 01/09/2012 - They’re the ones people usually call for help, but on Sunday night, hundreds of residents came together to help an Elkhart police officer. Jesus Contreras’ two-year-old daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with a tumor behind her eye and a form of muscle cancer a few months ago.

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Bristol ups hepatitis C game in $2.5B acquisition

Posted: 01/08/2012 - Looking to angle in an a market that is growing fast, Bristol-Myers will spend $2.5 billion to acquire hepatitis C drug developer Inhibitex Inc., which saw its share price double in one day recently on early stage data of a treatment it is developing.

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New robotic surgery making some procedures easier

Updated: 06/20/2012 - Each year thousands of women undergo hysterectomies for a number of reasons, but one South Bend woman felt having the operation could mean the difference between life and death.

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Protecting yourself from Hepatitis B

Updated: 01/04/2012 - Nancye Swanson does her own nails these days. Six months ago, she almost died from something she picked up at a salon.

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Medical gadgets evolving

Updated: 12/30/2011 - Cell phones and computers have evolved by leaps and bounds over the last few decades. Now, it's time for medical devices to do the same.

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Red Cross holding several local blood drives soon

Updated: 12/26/2011 - As we wrap up the month of December and enter into a new year, the Red Cross is reminding us that it's the perfect time to roll up our sleeves and save a life by donating blood.

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New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried

Posted: 12/26/2011 - NEW YORK (AP) - Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine. That has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse.

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Bill in Senate would free nursing moms from juries

Posted: 12/26/2011 - The Michigan Senate is expected to consider a bill giving breast-feeding mothers an automatic exemption from jury duty, something that now depends on individual judges' decisions.

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