| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:15 PM
After the shooting of 20 students and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14, something needs to be done. We know that.
Debates over gun control, mental illness and safety dominate the news. We want to know why this...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In the current political climate of shrinking budgets and ruthless spending cuts, there is a great emphasis placed on the ballooning costs of our health care system. As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy moves to slash grants to hospitals and reduce large-scale public...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85.
The former Yale law professor and judge on...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:37 PM
When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York.
"Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:40 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with heart disease who drink, even moderately, may have a slightly increased risk of a common heart rhythm problem, a new study suggests.
The study is not the first to link moderate drinking to the heart arrhythmia,...
| Jul 31, 2013
The largest long-term study of Hispanic/Latino health to date could help uncover reasons behind this group's high rate of certain chronic, often life-threatening diseases and determine why life expectancy in the population appears longer despite these...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:38 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who changed their eating habits for the better following a heart attack tended to live longer than those who stuck to eating not-so-heart-healthy foods in a new U.S. study
Among some 4,000 men and women, those whose...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. researchers found better levels of "good cholesterol" and other markers of heart health in the blood of middle-aged study subjects with a sunny outlook on life.
At least some of the connection between optimism and blood...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
If you're a middle-aged guy who watches sports, news or late-night talk shows, you've seen the ads: Your flagging energy levels, mood, sports prowess and libido ... could they be caused by low T?
After you figure out that T stands for "testosterone" --...