| 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 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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
| Apr 20, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets.
RICHMOND – It will cost an estimated $1.35 billion next year to provide health insurance for 293,500 state and local government employees,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
BANGOR, Maine — Sally Patterson reflected on her part in the healthcare system as she pointed her aging silver Subaru west on U.S. Highway 2 early one morning, headed for the tiny hamlet of Carmel.
"You've got to teach people how to look out for...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries.
It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan,...
| 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...