| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband, 71, slipped on the stairs and now has a painful area on his rib cage. He has fractured a rib before and says there's no way to treat it, so he has not gone to the doctor. Is it true that nothing can be done? Does he need to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death.
Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Evan Cherney never saw any reason to tell his football coaches that the constant ear infections wreaked havoc with his equilibrium.
The baseball coaches did not need to be aware that he was slowed by pneumonia.
Sick was the Neuqua Valley senior's...
| 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,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In an interview with The Times, U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians.
The CDC chief -- along with...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
After six days of receiving treatment for pneumonia, Barbara Bush — the wife of one president and the mother of another — was released from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday morning.
"I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
So I'm waiting at a stoplight when another piece of techno-pop skitters across the car radio, and the notion hits me: Is romance dead?
Better suited perhaps to a Time magazine cover or an article in New York magazine, the question nonetheless is soon...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
One of my favorite Cameron Indoor Stadium memories came on one of my first trips, back in 1986. I came for a game a couple of days before North Carolina was going to open the Dean Dome, against Duke. In those days, the Cameron Crazies on one side of...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:39 PM
John Henson, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in upstate New York. He was 48 and did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Franklin S. Dail Sr., a retired General Motors executive who enjoyed tennis and running, died Thursday of pneumonia at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 82.
The son of Franklin Dail, a grocery store owner, and Anna Dail, a...