| Mar 18, 2011
| 2:06 PM
How much does one teaspoon of salt hold? More and more Americans will likely find out the hard way, now that federal officials want people to reduce their daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams, or about 1 teaspoon of salt.
The call comes in...
| Mar 30, 2011
Acai berries, mangosteen and macqui berries — they've all been deemed superfoods because of their high antioxidant status. Even mainstream fruits such as blueberries have joined the superfoods club, thanks to research proving their health benefits....
| Mar 29, 2011
| 8:25 AM
Experts will field questions on common sleep mistakes. Myth: Watching TV in my bedroom and working on my laptop in bed helps me wind down and fall asleep.
Fact: Doing work, watching TV and using the computer, both close to bedtime and especially in...
| Apr 21, 2011
Would adopting the diet our caveman ancestors supposedly ate allow modern-day Americans live longer, healthier lives?
Proponents of the Paleo diet (for Paleolithic) say that meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and heavy doses of lean...
| Apr 1, 2011
When Naperville cardiologist Ann Davis decided to get serious about losing weight, she fished around in her purse for a crumpled and sticky piece of paper. Three months earlier, while at a restaurant with her kids, she'd scribbled down the name of a...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 6:21 AM
A Kansas City doctor has found the earliest evidence of Heart Disease in humans! He's part of a team that's identified plaque in the heart arteries of a 3500-year-old mummy.
Dr. Randall Thompson of St. Luke's Hospital was part of a team who checked out a...
| Apr 9, 2011
As she so often does, Marichia Simcik Arese will host one of her unusual crafts boutiques this weekend at her Pacific Palisades home.
And two days after that she will head for Vietnam to encourage the disabled young artists who create chic water bottle...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 8:41 PM
In Steven Casey's Englewood neighborhood, milk and eggs, bread and bologna are easy to find.
"In the 'hood, you can get meat all day long," he said. "It may not be good meat, but it's there."
What's more difficult to find, Casey said, are what his...
| Apr 10, 2011
Looking for a reason to not give up your coffee habit? Here's one possibility: heart health.
Numerous studies in recent years have reported that drinking coffee may be good for the cardiovascular system and might even help prevent strokes. Just last...
| Apr 13, 2011
When Joseph Smiley fainted in front of his home on a recent evening, the quick thinking of neighbors and expert doctors and nurses helped turn the life-threatening incident into a stroke success story.
Neighbors called 911, and an ambulance sped Smiley,...
| May 2, 2011
A dizzying number of factors can conspire against sexual desire as midlife approaches: depression, medications, illness, career worries, financial pressures, marriage troubles, young children in the home (or an empty nest), the sense that life is half...