| Mar 20, 2009
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2009
| 2:42 PM
The strangest thing happens this time of year. Bags of little chocolate eggs suddenly appear in my grocery basket. And by the time I get home, at least one of the bags is mysteriously opened...with a few eggs missing. It's a mystery I don't understand....
| Mar 25, 2009
In an attempt to live longer and protect against health problems, you may have given up trans fats, started to monitor your cholesterol, or learned to work the elliptical trainer at the gym. But there's increasing evidence that another factor may be...
| Mar 16, 2009
A variety of headache triggers are relatively well-known: red wine, chocolate, soft cheese and the beginning of the menstrual cycle. But although weather, especially changes in air pressure, is frequently cited as a headache trigger, the connection has...
| Dec 21, 2008
They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments.
Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
| Mar 26, 2009
I recently spoke with actress Suzanne Somers about her enthusiastic use of "bioidentical" hormones to combat menopausal hot flashes and the ravages of aging. Bioidentical hormones are products that are chemically identical to what's made in a woman's...
| Apr 6, 2009
It's a good thing dietary guidelines aren't laws. If they were, just about all of us could be found guilty. Even if you load fruit onto your whole-grain cereal and pile greens on your sandwiches, chances are you're regularly falling short on one or more...
| Apr 5, 2009
On a recent morning they knocked on Mary Ann Stoltzfus' door, the research nurse and her Amish helper, just as they have on so many doors over the years. They didn't call ahead - most Amish don't have telephones. They tracked down Stoltzfus the old-...
| Apr 8, 2009
| 8:37 AM
April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month. In the U.S. alone there are 19 million new cases of STDs each year, according to the American Social Health Association. Half of the new cases are among those between the ages of 15-24.
| Aug 3, 2009
While most of us treat salt as a benign addition to our meals, here's a sobering thought: If Americans each cut 1 gram (or 1,000 milligrams) of salt from our daily diet, we'd see 250,000 fewer new cases of heart disease—and more than 200,000 fewer...
| Nov 30, 2009
Read the ingredient label on any energy drink and odds are fairly good that, among other arcane items, you'll come across something called L-carnitine.
Also sold in supplement form, L-carnitine is often touted as a miracle molecule that boosts energy and...