| Sep 25, 2009
There are many ways to keep on the move and living on your own in older age.
We all hope to stay active and independent for the rest of our lives. And most of us want to stay in the familiar surroundings of our own homes and neighborhoods, rather than...
| Sep 14, 2009
Beliefs about the way men are supposed to behave may stand in the way of healthful behaviors and men getting the care they need.
Men lag behind women when it comes to health. They die younger -- although the life expectancy gap has narrowed in the United...
| Sep 1, 2009
The $60,000 bill Vince Presley got from Florida Hospital after his heart attack last year set off a slow wave of panic: What happens now?
The 45-year-old airport baggage handler was uninsured and working part time. And treating heart disease is a...
| Sep 21, 2009
Seniors may help ward off dementia by indulging in a beer or a glass of wine daily, new studies suggest.
But there's an important caveat: The findings apply to healthy people, not those with mild cognitive impairments or other chronic medical conditions....
| Feb 15, 2010
The facts are scary: Despite the progress made against heart disease in the past several decades, almost half the people who die suddenly from a heart attack or other cardiac problem have no prior symptoms. Even knowing someone's risk factors for heart...
| 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...