| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Alice Domar is a modern-day mom, so she knows the drill:
"When you're at work you feel guilty that you're not at home, and if you go home at 5 or 6 p.m. to pick up the kids from day care, you feel guilty you're not at work — or you do what I do:...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:07 PM
Artist Katherine Sherwood was just 44 when a hemorrhage in her brain's left hemisphere paralyzed the right side of her body — forever changing her artwork.
Before the stroke in 1997, her mixed-media paintings featured strange and cryptic images:...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 12:41 PM
It's been another hectic day. On impulse, you grab an extra-large candy bar during your afternoon break. You plan to take just a few bites. But before you know it, you've polished off the whole thing — and, at least temporarily, you may feel better....
| Dec 20, 2010
Most Americans eat between 250 and 300 grams of carbohydrates a day, the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. The Institute of Medicine, which sets dietary nutrient requirements, recommends 130 grams a day. Some, such as Dr. Frank Hu, professor of...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Eczema is notoriously difficult to treat in children. The torturous dry-skin disease causes intense itching and sleeplessness, and sometimes parents try making dietary changes in addition or in place of conventional treatments.
For about one-third of...
| May 9, 2011
When it comes to mealtime, I usually don't pay much attention to calories. I eat until I'm full, and then I stop. Briefly. But I can report that a recent breakfast — a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats, frozen blueberries and skim milk along with a...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:45 PM
The road to good health is littered with controversial body-detox strategies promising to melt pounds, boost energy and suck out toxins wrought by poor diet and modern living.
It makes sense that a cleaner body is healthier than a toxic one. But does a...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:27 PM
Though Christian Stilwell was in the audience for his high school's production of "Les Miserables" on April 14, you could just as easily find him on any number of stages.
Described by loved ones as a natural leader, the 17-year-old was junior class...
| Apr 8, 2011
A finely crafted e-mail can be a work of art, but it can also work against you. A 2008 study by researchers at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and George Mason University put more than 200 students in groups to perform teamwork tasks and found...
| Sep 13, 2010
The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
| Jan 6, 2011
This sounds familiar: a national consumer group is fighting to maintain organic standards against industry people who want to weaken them. But when it comes to "organic wine," the well-meaning consumers may actually be discouraging more organic farming....