| Aug 26, 2009
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias do a number on the mind and body of the individual with the disease and can also take a major toll on the health and finances of the individual's family.
The Alzheimer's Association's latest annual report, "2009...
| Jan 28, 2010
If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, what are you waiting for? The hour or so it would take is nothing compared with the time you might spend fighting the flu or something worse - like recovering from the heart attack it could trigger.
As of early...
| Jun 18, 2010
Being a man is hazardous to a guy's health. Consider the proof: Men are more likely than women to be overweight or obese; more likely to have diabetes or heart disease; and more likely to smoke, binge drink, or engage in other unhealthful behaviors. They'...
| Jun 24, 2009
Foods in the grocery store list nutrition information on the package in a section called the "Nutrition Facts." This is where manufacturers must declare the nutrition (both good and bad) in each serving of their product. Nutrition Facts are broken down...
| Jul 15, 2009
Your doctor tells you that your level of LDL--the "bad" type of cholesterol--is too high, and, in a double whammy, he says that your level of HDL--the "good" cholesterol--is too low. So, you wonder, is there anything you can do to decrease the bad while...
| Jul 21, 2009
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In January 2003, Dr. Pappachan E. Kolattukudy was faced with a monumental task: help build a world-class biomedical-sciences research school that would give the University of Central Florida the credibility it needed to establish a college of medicine....
| Jul 24, 2009
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LaShonda Eaddy's got milk.
It might have been easier for the 24-year-old Orlando woman to buy formula for her 3-month-old daughter, Jillian, but she knew there were certain health benefits to breastfeeding. Besides, her mother breastfed.
| Aug 19, 2009
If people would just do four things -- engage in regular physical activity, eat a healthy diet, not smoke and avoid becoming obese -- they could slash their risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke or cancer by 80%, a new report has found.
But less than...
| Aug 25, 2009
This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion" but it might well be called "medication in motion." There's growing...
| Aug 27, 2009
As a group, the six statin drugs are the best-selling prescription medications in the United States. It's no surprise, since heart disease remains America's leading cause of death. Statin therapy reduces the risk of heart attacks and other clinical...