| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:12 AM
A $100,000 donation to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to discover a cure and early detection methods for pancreatic cancer is linked to the deaths of a Deerfield woman and two close relatives.
Leslie Schwartz, wife, mother and a Chicago media...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ginger, so familiar for its comforting aroma, pungent flavor and medicinal value, has assimilated itself into cultures around the world. Gingerbread cookies during the holidays, palate-cleansing slivers of pickled ginger with...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Emory Healthcare
Americans have a nasty habit of depriving ourselves when we want to drop pounds. We often believe that cutting calories is the secret to success, but we just wind up feeling hungry all the time. It may...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Colleen Bokamper, wife of former Miami Dolphins linebacker Kim Bokamper, died Friday morning at her home with her family by her side. She was 57.
Mrs. Bokamper, who was diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago, kept her illness a secret and made her...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:55 PM
People don't have time to wait for conclusive information about nutrition and cancer, says an advocacy group that has issued six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer.
The guidance to emphasize fruits and vegetables hardly will raise an...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.
This is the idea behind health...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:40 PM
He has no high-profile endorsements. His last name is often misspelled.
And many voters have no idea he's the guy who spoke publicly of inmate abuse and ordered up audits of jail brutality nearly two years before former Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Does ancestry determine disease risk? Can genetic testing really improve your health? Or does discovering a disease-causing mutation in your genome just give you something else to worry about?
Those are the questions I confront every day in my genetics...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A new report identifies a group of Americans that is expected to grow by 30% over the next decade: cancer survivors.
As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024,...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Do all health insurance policies have to provide preventive care without a deductible? What is covered?
All health insurance policies issued after March 23, 2010, when the health-care law was signed, must provide certain...