| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements.
They also discouraged the long-term use of...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Artificial trans fat still lurks in our food, at least at the Joe’s Crab Shack chain, according to a health watchdog group.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said Wednesday that the Houston-based seafood restaurant company uses a blend...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Rosie O'Donnell has lost almost 50 pounds, she announced Thursday on Twitter, posting a before-and-after photo comparison showing how much progress she's made since last year's gastric-sleeve surgery.
"Almost 50 lbs off - I can see it," she wrote,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:12 AM
It never seemed right, sliding those egg yolks down the disposal. In the back of my mind, I knew it was wrong.
Still, what with the American Heart Assn. saying yolks were full of cholesterol and our family's heart history, I acted against my instincts....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Carrie O'Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well.
Then, more than a year ago, she suffered back-to-back heart attacks.
The first hit while she was treating herself to baubles at Smyth Jewelers in...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:24 AM
On a crisp spring morning, chef David Thomas stands in the kitchen of his Parkville cafe, Herb & Soul, prepping for a busy day of cooking.
Plastic tubs overflow with fresh kale, while shelves hold spices that will impart flavor to the chef's Old Bay...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Toni Coleman used to turn to two key ingredients when cooking: sugar and salt.
The 68-year-old retired federal government worker figured it probably wasn't healthy, but food just didn't taste good without it.
After taking classes offered by the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The debate continues over whether it's still necessary to restrict cholesterol-rich foods, such as eggs. EN weighs in on the current science.
High blood cholesterol, particularly high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, is...