| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:43 PM
While diet and exercise are available to all, bariatric surgery is likely to remain a solution available to just a small fraction of the 90 million Americans who are obese. But when it comes to inducing weight loss and improving obesity-related health...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken more than two million Americans each year and account for at least 23,000 deaths. The main cause? Overuse of antibiotics.
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
On Dec. 20, 2009, 32-year-old actress Brittany Murphy died of flu-related complications in her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. Five months later, her husband, Simon Monjack, was found dead in the same home with the same cause of death:...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Health officials have closed a hot tub at a Naperville gym for the second time in five months.
The closure at LA Fitness, 1836 Freedom Drive, is due to troubles with disinfectant levels and is "a precautionary measure to protect public health and...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:58 PM
That Christmas crib toy you got junior? It might be just the thing to give him strep throat, according to a new study.
The bacteria that cause strep throat may linger far longer on inanimate objects than previous lab tests suggested, according to...
| Oct 6, 2013
Every love story should have a Jimmy Stewart moment. Tony and Doris Provenzano have theirs, and we'll get to it in a minute.
They'll celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary in December. It's a marriage that overcame D-Day, not to mention hardship and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: Can I get shingles from another person?
A: No, you can't, and here's why:
Shingles is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster virus --"VZ virus" or just "VZV". Almost all adults have been infected with this virus. Many became infected in childhood....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:25 AM
A career helping people with breathing problems offers respiratory therapists rewarding work, good pay and a chance to use their own decision-making skills. Earning an associate’s degree in respiratory care, you can find work at hospitals, clinics,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
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...