| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The California Supreme Court has ruled that big-box stores in the state don’t have to keep automated external defibrillators.
Maura Dolan writes: “The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the family of Mary Ann Verdugo, 49, who suffered...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:48 PM
As the school year in Howard County came to a close last week, the Folly Quarter Middle School community was celebrating its National Blue Ribbon honor when school officials announced another recent accolade — an online education resource named...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:10 AM
While a vote of 612-550 resolved the town government budget for fiscal 2014-15, the school budget is headed for round three following a cut of an additional $342,000.
The cut was made by the Board of Finance the day after the revised school spending...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Once vilified for its abundant fat content, coconut oil is being trumpeted as a miracle elixir. As a health fad, it's dual purpose, bandied about as a head-to-toe natural beauty product and as a food that can cure what ails you.
Coconut oil's health...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Older people who have trouble getting around because of poor blood flow to their legs may be able to walk a little longer and farther after eating dark chocolate, according to a new small Italian study.
People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who ate...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet?
| Jun 11, 2014
We learn as children that doing the right thing often comes at a cost. For businesses, there's an actual ledger.
If the proverbial road to hell is in fact paved with good intentions, executives with publicly held companies fear the Street will kick them...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:20 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday questioned the value of taking aspirin to try to ward off a first heart attack or stroke in people who have never had cardiovascular problems.
The FDA's statement follows its decision...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugars every day. Sugars and syrups are injected into processed foods, stirred in during cooking, or sprinkled on at the table. But how much...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Seniors and Pets, Part I: Health Benefits of Seniors owning Pets
Pets give more to humans than humans could ever give in return. The benefits we receive from pets are abundant. They provide companionship, emotional support, bonding, and some even...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:32 PM
As a cardiologist and president of the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate board of directors, I’d like to applaud Rep. Dan Burke and Sen. John Mulroe for their support of the Lauren Laman Law, House Bill 3724. The bill, which...