| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:53 AM
When were you first diagnosed with heart disease?
Was it from childhood, during a regularly scheduled physical, or did you seek your doctor’s opinion after recognizing that something might be wrong? Approximately eight years ago. Doctors heard a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Warning: Owning a television may be hazardous to your health. Ditto for owning a car, though not quite as much. And the less money you have, the more dangerous the devices become, according to a new study.
In the United States, Canada and other...
| 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 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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique.
Her blond hair is...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:49 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Citing studies linking soda to obesity, a state lawmaker and medical experts proposed a first-in-the-nation bill Thursday that would require sugary drinks sold in California to have health warning labels similar to those on packs of...