| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Moms, do your kids drive you to drink heavily?
If so, scientists and doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried about you.
Binge drinking, which is defined as four or more alcohol drinks during a single occasion, isn't just...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Dr. Adam Kushner agreed to go to Syria last month to help in any way he was needed. And when the Baltimore surgeon got there, the work was waiting for him.
In the hours before he arrived at a small hospital in the northern province of Aleppo, a nearby...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:12 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's the leading contributor to deaths worldwide yet most people with high blood pressure don't know they have the condition and even for those who do, treatment is mostly ineffective, according to a large new study....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Sleep deprivation makes people look unattractive and sad, according to a small study in the academic journal Sleep. That should seem obvious to anyone who’s ever looked at themselves in the mirror after skimping on sleep, but the analysis is...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:11 PM
"Good, strong shoe laces should be available day or night to all inmates who want them."
"I personally do NOT see a problem here … saves us all money and prison space … go for it, losers!!!"
The vitriol of social media never fails....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Lou Panos, a heralded journalist and author who covered state and national politics during a career that spanned 67 years, died of complications from heart disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital early Sunday. He was 87.
His daughter, Melanie Panos-Ortel,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:45 PM
It was excellent that readers could see that experts say smoothies and fruit drinks could sabotage their healthy diets ("Debate swirls over juicing," Sept. 5). Doctors have known this for years.
I've told hundreds of patients that I have a pound of...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods.
The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:48 PM
We lost a good friend at the newspaper this week. And the public, from casual readers to those steeped in politics, lost a trusted journalist.
Lou Panos, longtime Baltimore area journalist and political editor for this newspaper, died Sept. 8 of...
| Sep 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:10 PM
The biggest health issue facing the Glendale community is obesity and several conditions related to it, according to a local report released this week.
More than a third of Glendale's residents were overweight in 2011 and 21% were found to be obese,...