| Feb 18, 2011
| 3:13 PM
A cardiologist, endocrinologist, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and allergist. These five medical professionals in Burbank and Glendale may have different specialties, but they have one source of income in common — drug companies.
Since 2009, 33...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 7:09 AM
At more than 220 pounds, Christina Martinez knew her lifestyle had to change dramatically if she wanted to improve her health, so she started taking aerobics classes.
A rigorous, five-days-a-week workout routine helped her drop 42 pounds and lower her...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Q. My doctor suggested I write a family health history but I don’t really know what that means. Can you explain it?
A family health history is a written record of a family's health. The history contains information about a family's medical...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 9:36 AM
Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breast-feeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore,...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 7:55 PM
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego County officials announced Tuesday a broadcast and internet campaign to get area residents to shed some pounds.
Advertisements on radio and television will provide information on how to get healthy food and where to find walking...
| Mar 1, 2011
Q: I'm a 58-year-old woman with osteoporosis. I take calcium supplements with vitamin D. Should I stop calcium supplements and vitamin D in light of the new heart and stroke warnings?
A: You likely need the supplements unless you're getting enough...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 1:48 PM
There's something inexplicable about our relationship with coffee. It percolates through our day from the moment we wake, enlivening our senses and galvanizing us into action. It's an affair that has been going on for more than 500 years, since the...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 3:36 PM
Our neighbors to the north have concluded that marijuana makes you hungry and gives you the munchies. The study out of the University of Alberta found that small doses of marijuana's active ingredient, THC, boost the appetite of terminal cancer patients....
| Mar 3, 2011
Three weeks after undergoing open heart surgery St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is urging people to stay on top of their health. WGNO News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has more.
In recent years Sheriff Strain lost weight, became a runner, and watched...
| Aug 16, 2010
Like all industries, the herbal weight-loss business moves in cycles. Less than a decade ago, the stimulant herb ephedra was one of the stars of the scene. It sped up metabolism and weight loss, but it also raised the heart rate and, in some cases, caused...
| Aug 16, 2010
Doctors are testing pills that allergy sufferers can melt in their mouths and that, ideally, will train their bodies to ignore the plant pollen, dust and animal dander blowing in the South Florida wind.
No one is using the word "cure," but doctors...