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  • Pet Vet: Lab's problem may begin with his hips

    Pet Vet: Lab's problem may begin with his hips
    Alan writes in about his 3-year old Labrador retriever named Scout who has been having trouble jumping up into his seat in Alan's truck and, at times, trouble getting up after lying down for a while. Alan has heard about big dogs having problems with...
  • With Jesus, pain is not hopelessness

    "No pain, no gain" was my basic-training drill sergeant's favorite expression during arduous Army workouts. The cry brought results. At the time, my 19-year-old body responded with a surge of adrenaline. I assumed for the moment that the sarg's slogan...
  • Depression still has a huge stigma in this country

    The passing of Robin Williams is a tragedy, in no small part because he was such a talented comedian and gifted actor. But it is also a tragedy because it serves as a reminder that depression still has a huge stigma in this country. Far too many people...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Many conditions can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Are they hereditary? ANSWER: Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-...
  • Mike Schlossberg: Reflections on a personal journey with depression

    Mike Schlossberg: Reflections on a personal journey with depression
    It was October 2001 when I began my journey with depression. A freshman at Muhlenberg College, I had been sad before, but never like this. It was a hopelessness that felt like a black cloud smothering everything I did. It felt like my future was a...
  • Robin Williams' death shows depression's reach, experts say

     Robin Williams' death shows depression's reach, experts say
    Robin Williams was a rich, talented and beloved superstar who had no problem holding up his demons for public inspection. He joked onstage about his cocaine addiction and spoke with many interviewers about his alcoholism, relapses and mental health. "Do...
  • After Williams' death, a flood of calls to suicide-prevention organizations

    After Williams' death, a flood of calls to suicide-prevention organizations
    Local crisis organizations are seeing an increased volume of calls in the wake of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide Monday—and professionals are hoping the tragedy will help people talk frankly about suicide and mental illness. “It...
  • Diabetes 2 is a largely preventable disease; learn how at these free classes on Peninsula

    Diabetes 2 is a largely preventable disease; learn how at these free classes on Peninsula
    Care for those with Diabetes 2 costs the U.S. health system millions annually; it also accounts for economic losses through lost productivity and disability. Virginia won a 3-year competitive grant through the Affordable Care Act to combat the disease...
  • Ebola Myths Recall Old Fears Of 'Dark Continent'

    The fear over the Ebola outbreak is great for stepping up efforts to fight the disease, but a healthy dose of realism would do most people some good too. First, the outbreak does not have anywhere near the fatality rate of up to 90 percent that has been...
  • On Ebola's front line, doctor finds grief and inspiration

    On Ebola's front line, doctor finds grief and inspiration
    After a month on the front line battling Ebola in a hospital in Sierra Leone, the memories that both haunt and inspire British doctor Tim O'Dempsey are of the children. Many memories of children dying in isolation wards while their parents wailed...
  • Raising awareness of covert killer: pulmonary fibrosis

    PITTSBURGH Despite claiming an estimated 40,000 lives annually roughly the same number as breast cancer or prostate cancer pulmonary fibrosis remains one of the least known covert killers in the country. "Survivors of breast cancer come together in...