| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I've had restless legs syndrome (RLS) for four years. It's keeping my husband awake, and I'm so tired during the day. My doctor is sick of me, and wants to try Horizant now, since Requip and Mirapex didn't work. Should I try? — T.N....
| May 2, 2012
I take just five pills a day now.
This is down from the handfuls I used to take back when I was a health junkie.
I don't think I was a hypochondriac, but then I may have been taking a pill for that.
Mostly I was into supplements and vitamins. I don't...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Q: Should I be drinking the orange juice that has calcium and vitamin D added to it?
A: Major brands are selling orange juice with about 350 milligrams of calcium and 100 international units of vitamin D added to each 8-ounce serving. Many Americans don'...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 3:45 PM
I've been seeing an ad recently where a perky little woman is doing absolutely everything: She's coming back from working all day at an office to cook her kids a hot meal at home, then running off to load a gigantic pallet of canned goods, or maybe hair-...
| Aug 24, 2012
Healthy kids clinic
Howard County General Hospital in partnership with The Mall in Columbia will host a healthy kids clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Center Court. The event will feature bone density, blood pressure, height/weight, growth and...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Guys, let's face it. Getting older sucks. We start losing our hair, our strength and our athletic performance. Plus, it it becomes more and more inappropriate to hit on 22-year-old women. While we can't do much about the latter, making sure we take...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:29 PM
As the say goes, milk does a body good, but with so many on the market these days, which milk is best?
If you're trying to trim the saturated fat, dietitians suggest going for the 1% or Skim milk. Rice, soy or almond milk might be best for those with...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Even if you are reading this without glasses, it's not too early to start taking your eye vitamins. Some nutrients can stave off the burdensome vision loss and eye disease that occur as we age, mounting research suggests.
But claims by supplement...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Mary Gallagher, dietetic intern,...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers, a new research review suggests.
Researchers found that older adults who were given vitamin D and calcium supplements were 9...
| Jul 18, 2012
A test for vitamin D that was once reserved for patients with unusual bone fracturing or those at risk for osteoporosis has now found popularity in doctor's offices alongside tests for cholesterol and thyroid hormone during routine bloodwork.