| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Everything we put in our bodies has the potential to help, or harm, our health and longevity. To ensure that you're doing more of the former than the latter, steer clear of less-than-healthy eats. Here are some tips:
1. Pour out the soda.
| Sep 1, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study.
While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
He went to Harvard and Stanford universities to become a scientist, but then Gary Taubes discovered investigative journalism. He had a bachelor's degree in physics and was working on a master's degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford when he chose a...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., an internationally known expert on lipid disorders who was the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic and was an early advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children, died Friday of prostate cancer...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Dr. Joseph K. Perloff, a retired UCLA cardiologist who helped establish the study of adult congenital heart disease and became the founding director of one of the first clinics dedicated to its treatment, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin.
But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:50 AM
A professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins who was an authority on lipid disorders and advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children died Friday of prostate cancer at the age of 74, Hopkins officials said.
Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr. founded the...
| Jul 1, 2014
Just when you're ready to dismiss state politicians at budget time as a collection of hopeless cranky children, they went and passed a bill that makes sense. The General Assembly Tuesday passed Sen. Daylin Leach's bill to mandate pulse oximetry testing in...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Drinking lots of coffee is good for you!! Drinking lots of coffee will kill you!!
These are the competing headlines pinging around the media universe Monday, causing whiplash among those of us who rely on a cup (or more) of the black stuff to fuel our...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When I was growing up, tea was something I was given by my mother and grandmother as a cure for colds. "Drink some hot tea, and you will feel better. I guarantee it." My choices were pretty simple, Tetley or Lipton.
Today, food stores stock scores of...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer.
The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...