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  • Diseased or just fat?

    Diseased or just fat?
    Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
  • Gambling: Pastime or illness?

    Gambling: Pastime or illness?
    As a teen, Scott Damiani got adults to place bets for him at a horse track. He wagered instead of studying, losing college scholarships when his grades plummeted. Over the years, he maxed out 14 credit cards, sold his house to pay debts and kept betting....
  • Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy

    Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy
    After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
  • Catonsville girl back on heart transplant list

    Catonsville girl back on heart transplant list
    Doctors determined that Teresa Bartlinski, the 6-year-old Catonsville girl struggling to accept a donor's heart, will be re-listed on the transplant list. The family announced on their blog, ourplacecalledhome.blogspot.com, that Teresa will remain on...
  • FDA approves an antidepressant for hot flashes

    Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Living with diabetes The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will discuss simple nutrition and exercise changes to achieve weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and prevent diabetes. Classes will be held from 9 a....
  • Americans better off without milk subsidy

    A frequent bugaboo of the fiscal cliff debacle was the "milk cliff" — the threat of milk price doubling if Congress failed to extend dairy subsidies. Parents were expected to forgo other necessities because their children "had to have milk."...
  • Sodium swap challenge presented by American Heart Association

    Sodium swap challenge presented by American Heart Association
    The AHA and the American Stroke Association recommend a daily intake of 1,500 milligrams of sodium -- the average is 3,400 mg.Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. For the...
  • Flu cases on the rise in Arkansas

    Flu cases on the rise in Arkansas
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is currently receiving large numbers of reports of flu infections and hospitalizations from all regions of the state and is aware of seven deaths from the flu. ADH encourages everyone six...
  • Numbers of flu cases rise throughout Arkansas

    Numbers of flu cases rise throughout Arkansas
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is currently receiving large numbers of reports of flu infections and hospitalizations from all regions of the state and is aware of seven deaths from the flu. ADH encourages everyone six...
  • ...And a Veggie New Year: In This Time of Resolutions, Why Not Give Up Meat?

    ...And a Veggie New Year:  In This Time of Resolutions, Why Not Give Up Meat?
    It is the mother of all New Year's resolutions: eat healthy, get fit and lose weight. Exercise is important, but time-wise, it is a lot easier to make different choices about what we eat than it is to shoehorn workouts into our schedules. People presently...