| May 6, 2011
| 8:42 AM
A day after Dr. Mark Geier's medical license was suspended in Maryland over allegations of putting children with autism at risk, state officials were seeking to remove his son from a state commission that advises the governor on the disorder.
| May 16, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Peas are an ancient vegetable that most of us grew up dumping from a can or a freezer bag, or taking from the pantry in the form of dried split peas. Shelling peas by hand, it seemed, was too much work.
But the flavor of fresh peas rewards those who take...
| Dec 5, 2011
Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike.
| Dec 11, 2011
Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...
| Dec 14, 2011
After a stressful day of seeing sick and sometimes dying patients, Dr. Aaron Michelfelder doesn't reach for a beer to decompress. Instead, this family medicine doctor at Loyola University Medical Center opts for acupuncture or self-hypnosis.
| Dec 25, 2011
Partying until daybreak, flying the red eye, cramming all night for an exam — these are just a few reasons for skimping on beauty sleep. And rarely in these circumstances is there the luxury of taking the next day off to nurse oneself back to happy,...
| Jan 3, 2012
What does sexy feel like? Sure, it might be a pair of cute black stilettos or some lacy underwear or driving a sleek sports car. But really, when it comes right down to it, sexy is far more. It's your whole lifestyle that gives you confidence, vibrancy...
| Jan 9, 2012
If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort?
Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be...
| Mar 17, 2012
Remember chia pets? Rinsing your hair with beer? Food that's just food — no soy protein isolate, xanthan gum, red dye No. 40 or mystery ingredients from the Amazon rain forest?
Well, chia is back, big time (the seeds, not the chia pets). And so is...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Your family doesn't have to drink green tea to enjoy its health benefits. Now you can put green tea in food, thanks to the powdered version called matcha.
There's a bundle of recipes offered at MatchaSource.com, which also details the ways in which...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Think of your stomach as one big test tube. Maybe you drop in a vitamin or herbal supplement each morning. Maybe a cholesterol-lowering statin or a blood-pressure drug. Perhaps an infection-fighting antibiotic or allergy-relieving antihistamine. And you...