| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Warning: Being a firstborn may be hazardous to your health.
So suggests a small study of middle-aged men in New Zealand. Compared with their younger brothers, the firstborns weighed more and were less sensitive to insulin.
Researchers had recruited...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Discouraging news for diabetics who are keen to ward off memory problems and keep their brains in peak condition: New research has found that using medication to aggressively drive down blood pressure or improve lipid levels does not do more than standard...
| Mar 5, 2014
Q: My doctor prescribed lisinopril for me because I have diabetes, even though my blood pressure has always been normal. My blood sugar came down to normal on pills. Do I really need another medicine?
A: It depends more on your kidneys and your risk of...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The debate continues over whether it's still necessary to restrict cholesterol-rich foods, such as eggs. EN weighs in on the current science.
High blood cholesterol, particularly high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, is...
| Mar 1, 2014
Last Christmas Eve, Dan Quartin of Newington brought his 11-year-old cat to the veterinarian.
"They determined that the cat, Rusty, had diabetes," Quartin said. "The doctor printed out on a computer what I needed to get at a pharmacy — the insulin...
| Mar 7, 2014
Howard County General Hospital will sponsor the following wellness classes. The classes are held at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia unless otherwise listed. Online registration at hcgh.org is advised...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
County officials said Thursday that a county firm will be among state companies sharing in nearly $1.5 million in awards for life sciences innovation through the BioMaryland Center, an office within Maryland's Department of Business and Economic...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Patients begin lining up outside Capitol City Family Health Center before the doors open at 7:30 a.m.
The clinic, on a ragged stretch of the boulevard that separates the black and white sections of town, is a refuge for thousands of this old southern...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
We were pleased to read the article "Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research" (April 1), in The Sun because of our own family's experience with type 1 diabetes. Over 10 years ago, our grandson was diagnosed with the disease and has...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Asking Siri to place calls for us has made memorizing our best friends' phone numbers unnecessary. But there are some numbers you can't get from your smartphone — numbers you should know by heart and for your heart.
Your Body Mass Index (BMI),...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Central Floridians have probably heard the ads on local radio: "Feel young again! Get your staying power back! Lose fat and gain muscle!"
What man could resist the promises made by clinics offering to cure him of his low testosterone?
But as with most...