| Dec 25, 2012
Nothing can sour a new pet-owner relationship like a shredded shoe or a chewed-up remote control. A dog's appetite for inedible objects can be exasperating and dangerous.
Animal behavior consultant Arden Moore, author of "What Dogs Want: A Visual...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2013
Sara Baker says the light went on in her head after a cup of hot cocoa set off a storm in her stomach.
"I went back and looked at the package, and there it was: carrageenan," said Baker, a career services coordinator from Bloomington, in central...
| Feb 20, 2013
The trouble began in early January 2012, when Hershey, my then nearly 11-year-old chocolate Lab, developed the first in a series of urinary tract infections. Eventually, the problem worsened to include full-blown incontinence, with Hershey waking up in...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Q: My 8-year-old is tired all the time even though she gets 11 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Is this part of growing up, or should I address it with her pediatrician? I wondered if she might be anemic, but I have read this is rare in children.
| May 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATORS: SIMPLE FIX MAY SAVE LIVES
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) can be a lifesaving device in someone with a tendency to develop dangerous heart rhythms. An ICD detects the onset of an irregular and potentially fatal...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Did you know that the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, more people will suffer from depression than any other medical condition?
The incidence of depression has skyrocketed in children and adults since World War II; depression affects...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I live in chronic pain. No one is sure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily, but I'm still in pain. Can you recommend any vitamins to help me? — M.C., Dallas, Texas
Dear M.C.: I'm sorry you are going through this. Luckily,...
| Feb 7, 2012
Life is divided into two phases: the one in which you're not supposed to be having sex and the one in which you're supposed to be having more sex.
Confusion abounds during both phases. But if you're living in the second phase — that is, you're an...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:35 PM
By Susan J. WhiteNorthShore University HealthSystem According to American Cancer Society estimates, approximately 141,200 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer …...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 5:20 PM
It’s the first procedure of its kind in West Michigan, an in-house stem cell therapy that happens in one place, in one day, on your family pet.
Meet Boris, or "Handsome Boris" as his owners call him, for obvious reasons. He's a chow mix who loves...