| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:52 AM
Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same taxes, marketing restrictions and limitations on public use as traditional tobacco products, according to new guidance from cancer experts.
In a joint policy statement issued Thursday, the American...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The comic drama "Isn't It Delicious" is aimed squarely at baby boomers — the hokey pokey plays a pivotal role, and a trio of central characters are named after Kennedys. But formative pop-culture references are the least of it. The story of a steely...
| Dec 12, 2014
'In the morning, I turn on the coffee, glue in my teeth, take four pills, swallow Metamucil and wipe it off my beard, fasten a brace over my buckling knee ... then read the newspaper and drink black coffee," writes Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Mother Rytasha, the daughter of a Palm Beach socialite who set aside wealth and possessions 30 years ago to serve the poor of Bangladesh, India and Nepal, died Monday in Pompano Beach. She was 72.
She grew a following of disciples as she dispensed...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 3:23 AM
Workplace wellness programs, one of the pillars of the national health care overhaul, are increasingly popular among employers who believe they can help control costs and workers who see them as a perk.
But experts caution that wellness programs vary...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
It's time to restore the respected and noteworthy legacy of Joe Paterno and the image of Pennsylvania State University.
I don't believe opinions of cynics, detractors and rival fans deserve any merit. While these naysayers sit back, point their...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:48 AM
Chances are you know someone who has died from lung cancer. That loss might have been prevented if proposed Medicare coverage of screening for heavy smokers had been in place.
Screening those at greatest risk of developing the disease could save tens of...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:51 PM
There was a lot of brawling, unnecessary shoving and stomping going on Sunday in the NFL and sadly, it continued Monday in college football. The Rams and Giants got into a brouhaha on the sidelines in Sunday's 37-27 Giants' win after Rams linebacker...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:34 PM
After his mother died of colon cancer in 2009, South Florida's race car driver Ryan Hunter-Reay dreamed of helping to find a cure and one day dedicating a cancer facility in his mother's honor.
On Friday, the Indianapolis 500 champion announced a $2.5...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:31 PM
John J. Mannion spent 14 years as a Chicago police officer and homicide detective before going to work as a Cook County prosecutor and then taking the bench for more than two decades.
Mr. Mannion worked his way through law school while a police...