| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:06 PM
Glendale resident Doug Yakich was recently named one of two winners in a national awareness campaign for inflammatory bowel diseases, telling his story of living with Crohn’s disease.
The face and voice of the campaign, called IBD Icons, is “...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Q: I've heard that a person's fingernails reveal a lot about their health. Is there any truth to that? What types of changes would indicate health problems?
A: It's true. Your fingernails are a window to your health. Some nail changes are natural. But...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Jeffrey Ogburn's most formidable opponent has never stared back at him in a wrestling singlet.
It's been inside his body, causing cramps that force him to double over at times. He's missed school due to hospital stays, some as long as two weeks. He's...
| Sep 8, 2008
The products: Humans have long believed in an almost magical connection between strong flavors and good health. The burn from the hot pepper? It must be energizing the body. The pungent tang of a raw oyster? It must be energizing a very particular part of...
| Mar 8, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have Crohn's disease and have been told by some doctors that I can get pregnant, while others tell me I shouldn't conceive. What do you recommend to women with Crohn's?
ANSWER: The majority of women who have Crohn's disease can get...
| Aug 17, 2009
There's something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company -- which leaves many of us suffering one problem or another in silence. Yet fixes can be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or taking over-the-...
| Nov 7, 2009
Teenagers and young adults suffering from severe, scarring acne may ultimately lose the most effective treatment for the condition.
FOR THE RECORD:
Accutane's side effects: An article in Saturday's Section A about the possibility of...
| Jun 18, 2009
Food is one of life's pleasures, but it can also be like a drug.
"I actually felt a physical pull to food when I saw something I couldn't help myself." Two years ago Dallas resident Miranda Martinez reached her breaking point. "I had completely given up...
| Mar 9, 2009
| 1:53 PM
You are empowered to reduce the risks of getting colorectal cancer, commonly called colon cancer.
- Eat a low-fat diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
"Excessive alcohol has also been associated with an increased...
| Dec 19, 2009
Dan O'Bannon, the acclaimed science fiction/horror film screenwriter who was best known for writing the blockbuster hit "Alien" and who also directed and wrote the zombie fest "The Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 63.
| Jan 6, 2010
Beginning at age 50, both men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should use one of the screening tests below. The tests that are designed to find both early cancer and polyps are preferred if these tests are available to you and...