| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The year 2013 has not been particularly kind to Elizabeth "Ebee" Price, with injuries sidelining her for nearly six months and keeping her from achieving her main goal — competing in the World Gymnastics Championships.
But it was all good for the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:20 AM
It's hard to know whether to thank or curse Wayne Chang. When he was 24, the Facebook engineer went home one night to his downtown Palo Alto, Calif., apartment, fired up his computer, pursed his lips together and recorded the popping sound he made.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Several weeks ago I wrote about the often vast chasm between what politicians say and what they do. At the time it was explained to me that "messaging" (what they say) and "policy" (what they do) don't often line up, and that as long as the messaging...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:03 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- You do not have to go far to see for yourself how distracted people on their cellular telephones can be. A new study shows injuries due to the distraction have more than doubled in the last few years. The problem is amplified on...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:41 PM
For Patti Williams, it was all about the jingle.
"'Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal,'" she sang, laughing. "He had a dealership in Anchorage where I lived, and I grew up seeing his commercials."
Today, Williams is a professor of marketing at the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Not long ago, California was so deep in crisis that top officials pleaded with Washington for a financial bailout. A lot has changed. Now, in the wake of the federal government shutdown, many in Washington are looking to California...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:37 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A skills-building program offered as part of high school health classes may help prevent obesity, depression and drinking among teenagers, a new study suggests.
"Our hope is that schools after seeing these outcomes will say,...