| Aug 11, 2013
WHAT IT IS: Human growth hormone, or HGH, is a protein produced by the pituitary gland.
WHAT IT DOES: It stimulates overall growth.
WHAT THE HEALTH RISKS ARE: Over-production of human growth hormone, or overuse by healthy individuals, has been...
| Aug 11, 2013
WHAT THEY ARE: Also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids, they are drugs that mimic the effects of the body's naturally produced testosterone.
WHAT THEY DO: They build muscle (anabolic effects) and cause the development of masculine characteristics...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Buster, our One-Eyed Jack Russell terrier, does a pretty good Elvis impression when we walk into the vet's office.
I'm all shook up when I get the bill.
Buster, who lost an eye last year to glaucoma (he's fine), will soon get the shivers because it'...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The struggle of the artist is a story we've heard many times before. After all, not everyone can be successful. The world of the musically gifted is limited, and rightfully so - it is reserved solely for true talent.
Meet Michael Brun, a 21-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Stanford is one of the most physical teams in college football, boasting a deep and stout offensive line and an aggressive defensive front.
So USC players are eager to prove they can go toe to toe with the fifth-ranked Cardinal in Saturday's Pac-12...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Obamacare's biggest problem isn't the troubled HealthCare.gov website anymore.
Consumers are easing up on criticism of government exchanges and turning their frustration and fury toward some of the nation's biggest health insurers. All too often, new...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:54 PM
BOULDER, Colo. -- USC fullback Soma Vainuku continued his knack for making big plays Saturday night during the Trojans' 47-29 victory over Colorado.
The third-year sophomore from Eureka, who has excelled on special teams this season, blocked a first-...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:03 PM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Denver Broncos' Super Bowl media sessions have been conducted aboard the Cornucopia Majesty, a moored yacht that Monday featured Coach John Fox holding court on the first deck and players fielding questions two decks above....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:07 PM
When the Ravens square off with the Cleveland Browns in the second game of the season, their defense won't have to account for wide receiver Josh Gordon in coverage.
Gordon is suspended for the first two games of the regular season without pay,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Eric S. Christenson, of Joppa, graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine on May 17, earning a doctor of medicine. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and received the William Likoff, M.D. Award "for distinction in...