| 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 15, 2013
| 2:43 PM
If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D.
Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:57 PM
At McKinley Elementary School on Friday, children poured soil into new garden beds as they prepared to plant their first winter garden of broccoli, onions, sweet and bitter lettuce, cauliflower, herbs, peas and carrots.
The garden beds, soil and tools...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
So many Americans experience dangerous fluctuations in heartbeat that about 400,000 times a year a device is implanted in their chests to keep a normal rhythm.
But the defibrillators that send a life-saving electric buzz through the heart can be so...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Less than a week after the American Heart Assn. and the nation's cardiologists issued guidelines that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication, the guidelines have been faulted for overestimating patients' risk of heart...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The FDA announcement Thursday that it was moving to eliminate added trans fat from processed food means that microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, refrigerated dough, cookies and ready-to-use frostings are too much of a health risk. Yes, even that coffee...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to carbs, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the past three decades, from eating them without discretion, to avoiding them altogether -- and finally, to a new appreciation for the healthiest sources.
In the 1980s and '90s, it was all...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:37 PM
The 17-year-old high school senior lives in a neighborhood south of downtown where crime is still high, police sirens are ever-present, and fast-food joints line the block. She rarely leaves the area, never once having been to the beach with her family....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Did you have one too many cookies or far too much eggnog during the holiday season? Did you skip the gym in favor of shopping? The holiday season is a very difficult time to stay in shape, but there is no better time than now to get back into working...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Aisha Tyler will emcee Variety's Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in which Nicole Kidman, Amy Pascal, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington will be honored for their philanthropic work.
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