| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Q: Is there a connection between diabetes and hair loss?
A: Hair loss can result from many factors. Age is a universal reason. All of us lose hair as we grow older. Some people inherit the tendency to lose hair early or excessively.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:08 PM
It seems that everyone is interested in food these days -- from supermodels such as Chrissy Teigen to our very own President Obama to everyone on Instagram posting food photos. Because of this surge of interest in the food world and its inextricable...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:37 PM
A new year, another kerfuffle among experts over the existence of that most elusive of human phenotypes: the person who is both obese and healthy.
Two new studies use widely divergent measures and time frames to explore the oft-observed link between...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:20 AM
Voters in Berkeley, California became the first electorate in the nation to approve a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, while a similar measure in San Francisco fell short.
The Berkeley measure levies a penny per ounce for sugar-sweetened...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:59 PM
These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in and around the South suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: .
Veterans Day pancake breakfast
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Over the next 35 years or so, the populations of the world's wealthiest nations are expected to be joined at the banquet table by the growing populations of countries undergoing rapid development.
If past patterns dictate the menu, the serving staff...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:57 AM
SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — The jolly, chubby, bearded man leans back and lets out a belly laugh so deep it shakes the stuffed elves hanging on the nearby tree.
He's sitting in a large red armchair beside a fireplace at the back of the Christmas Store...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Before you reach for that second helping of pumpkin pie, consider this: The average American adult gains between 2 and 12 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
For several years, my own scale tipped eight pounds to the right after every holiday...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters.
The diet battle of the...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Three years ago, Richmond City Councilman Jeff Ritterman became aware that about a third of his city's fifth- and seventh- graders were obese, and that the numbers were getting worse.
A retired cardiologist who got into politics to improve public...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Thanks for running Barbara Sadick's article "Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease" (Dec. 5).
The article brings public attention to the damaging effects of sugar on our health, showing that sugars are making us sick by...