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  • PASSINGS: Peter Kaplan, Karl Quilter, Joseph Bell

    Peter Kaplan Editor hired 'Sex and the City' columnist Peter Kaplan, 59, the former editor of the New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," died Friday of cancer in New York City, said his...
  • Pilates evolves to work for every body

    Pilates evolves to work for every body
    At a conference at a Newport Beach hotel, more than 250 teachers from around the globe learned how to refine exercises, target particular muscles and work with people who have injuries. "The brilliance of Pilates is how it helps you with your daily...
  • "Frozen shoulder" develops slowly and can take months to heal

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had pain in my right shoulder for a few weeks that has been getting worse rather than better, even though I'm letting it rest. I have come across the term "frozen shoulder" - could that be what I have? What causes it? Should I see...
  • Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials

    Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials
    There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements. Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
  • Defining catatonia remains challenging

    Q: What is catatonia? Can it be treated? A: Catatonia is a disorder of motor functioning. It was first described in 1874. By the turn of the 20th century, an influential psychiatrist named Emil Kraepelin had linked it to schizophrenia. As a result, it's...
  • New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

     New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression
    The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report...
  • Manfred Rommel dies at 84; son of 'Desert Fox,' former German mayor

    Manfred Rommel, the former mayor of the German city of Stuttgart and the son of the World War II field marshal dubbed the "Desert Fox," has died. He was 84. Rommel died Thursday, local authorities said in a statement on Stuttgart's official website....
  • Lou Scheimer dies at 84; founder of cartoon studio Filmation

    Lou Scheimer dies at 84; founder of cartoon studio Filmation
    Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that became a Saturday-morning cartoon powerhouse with characters such as Fat Albert, He-Man and the Archies, died Thursday at his home in Tarzana. He was 84. He had Parkinson's disease, said...
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • Fluids, cool air key to avoiding heat stroke

    Harvard Health Blog Summer's heat is as predictable as winter's chill. Heat-related illnesses--and even deaths--are also predictable. But they aren't inevitable. In fact, most are preventable. Staying hydrated is the key. No matter what the season, your...
  • Marijuana with a side of ibuprofen: Buzz-killing Rx for Alzheimer's?

    As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as...