| 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...
| Sep 15, 2009
Maybe your blood pressure has been normal for as long as you can remember, but that doesn't mean you should let it slip beneath your health radar. The older we get, the greater our chances of developing high blood pressure (also known as hypertension)....
| Oct 15, 2009
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Not all foods were created equal -- some are so packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other beneficial substances that they've been deemed "superfoods."
Superfoods have incredible health benefits, packing a powerful...
| Oct 20, 2009
We all know exercise and activity help achieve a healthy body. But did you know regular exercise helps develop a sound mind and spirit as well? In other words, what's good for your physical being is also good for your spiritual self. Plus, many...
| Oct 19, 2009
Full-fat, low-fat or skim? Used to be, there weren't many choices to make over what to pour on your cereal. But the number of alternatives to cow's milk -- soy, goat's, hemp milk, more -- has steadily grown.
Each has its fans: those who swear by goat's...
| Feb 16, 2009
It's one instance where quitting isn't the easy way out.
FOR THE RECORD:
Zyban: In Monday's Health section, an article on quitting smoking said that the smoking-cessation medication Zyban might act by blocking the brain chemicals...
| Dec 13, 2008
California regulators cracked down on diesel air pollution Friday, adopting the nation's toughest rules on heavy-duty trucks, despite pleas from truckers who said they would be bankrupted in a sinking economy.
The state Air Resources Board voted...
| Feb 27, 2009
Ah, salt. It gives personality to chips, balance to bread and flavor to just about everything else that comes in a can, jar or squeeze bottle. Salt is such a mealtime staple it can be hard to imagine life without a shaker on the table. But as far back...
| Mar 5, 2009
Women in strained marriages are more likely than other wives to have high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, researchers said today.
Researchers at the University of Utah studied more than 300 couples who had been married for more...
| Mar 9, 2009
Use of a cholesterol-lowering statin drug resulted in big reductions in heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people with so-called healthy cholesterol levels.
The benefit was so pronounced - a 54 percent reduction in heart attacks, a 48 percent reduction...
| Mar 20, 2009
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James M. Mason knew his wife since she was born a boy. The janitor and former military man was a boarder in the child's home and was treated like family.
Many were surprised when he married Chris nearly three years ago, not just because he knew she...