| Dec 6, 2010
If "'Tis the season to be jolly'" isn't quite resonating with you, it's possible you're experiencing symptoms of a winter-related form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Symptoms can appear as early as August and as late as January,...
| Dec 13, 2010
I was deeply saddened with the Institute of Medicine report that we are a healthy nation in regard to our calcium and vitamin D intakes ["Sweeping Away the Hype About Vitamin D," Dec. 6]. As a physician keenly interested in my patients' nutrition status...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 8:32 AM
The following article was submitted by Dr. Wayne J. Reynolds, D.O., a family practice physician with Gloucester Medical Associates.
Don't be caught SAD It's the hap-happiest season of all, but not for everyone. Could the stress, unrealistic...
| Dec 17, 2010
New Orleans has had a dramatic change in weather this week.
The rise and fall in temperatures raises the question how the change affects your health.
New Orleans is getting a taste of old man winter.
"It's nice I like cold weather," says Pam Skinner....
| May 1, 2011
Amulet Books: 359 pp., $16.95, ages 14 and up
When it comes to sex and drugs, teen interest and parental tolerance tend to run in opposite directions. Simultaneously titillating and taboo, alluring yet off-limits, underage...
| May 3, 2011
| 12:19 PM
When Karen Butler, of Newport, Oregon, woke up from oral surgery a year and a half ago, she looked just like her old self, albeit with some swelling in her cheeks. But when she opened her mouth to speak, it was with someone else's voice— in a...
| May 9, 2011
| 12:22 AM
Spring is in full swing, and so are those pesky seasonal allergies, which are already making life miserable -- and not just for chronic allergy sufferers.
So, what's going on? Plenty, according to Dr. Clifford Bassett, Director of Allergy & Asthma Care...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 9:20 PM
Q: We bought our 8-year-old dog, Callie, from a local family, and we're still in touch. I've often wondered if Callie would recognize a sibling. Is this possible? — J.K., Cyberspace
A: All these years later, the chance your dog would recognize a...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 12:35 AM
DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. -- The 34-year-old sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre faces drug charges after she was arrested Wednesday in a raid on a Mississippi condo where people were making crystal methamphetamine, authorities said.
Brandi Favre was...
| Aug 13, 2010
If the sun burned out and all the cows died, pretty soon we'd all be walking around with rickets.
Happily, the sun is still shining - that's pretty much a given in this heat - and the pastures are still populated with grazing bovines. But rickets is...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 5:03 PM
Q. I am worried that the medications I take might interact with each other. I also take several supplements. What should I do?
Christine, La Cañada
A recent study of adults in the United States showed that more than 90% of people 65 or older use at...