| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:07 AM
"The Walking Dead" proves unpredictable once again! You thought last week's episode was a one-off detour into the Governor's activities since last season, and this week would return us to the exploits of Rick, Glenn and the rest of the prison crew. But...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.
The formerly HIV-...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Pediatric offices are swamped right now! The first months of the new year always mean children have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now.
What I don't...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's been bitterly cold across the country lately, including in my home state of Texas. We've survived "icemageddon," which is finally starting to subside and kids around here are back in school.
One theme I keep hearing from parents is that cold weather...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:57 PM
You might not consider Tweets such as "Missing the Redskins game because of the flu, ugh :( #worstday" as groundbreaking advancements in science, but Graham Dodge, founder and CEO of the disease-tracking site sickweather.com, thinks they are....
| Feb 7, 2014
It's the season for catching a cold or the flu, so counteract those germs with a delicious cup of juice. It's healthy, and some studies show that it can decrease your risk of catching a cold. But ready-made juice that you buy at the supermarket just isn't...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A flu shot may not be enough; you may be ready for other vaccinations.
With autumn approaching, it's time to review your vaccinations and see if you need any updates. Here are the shots to consider:
- Influenza: Soon it will be time to get your annual...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The makers of antibacterial soaps and bodywashes will have to demonstrate that their products are safe, effective, and prevent the spread of illness better than good old-fashioned soap and water, or they'll have to conform to new rules, the Food & Drug...