| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:49 AM
Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:16 PM
I learned a lot from readers responding to last weekend's column — an ode to my beloved doctor, who opted to retire rather than wrestle with forces turning the art of medicine into the science of numbers.
I won't find another Marcus Welby clone,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:21 AM
Wouldn't it be nice if we could wave a magic wand and lose however much weight we want. Our clothes would always fit. We wouldn't have to spend so much time in the gym and we could simply enjoy what we eat instead of having to watch it.
The truth is you...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:33 PM
Telemarketers are bad enough. Telemarketers that prey on unsuspecting seniors are worse.
A telemarketer that takes advantage of an 88-year-old woman with dementia — well, that's a whole other breed of barracuda.
Long Beach resident David Eckhous...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:23 PM
The Medical Society of Virginia called Thursday for state regulations to streamline the pre-authorization process for prescription drugs, setting up a potential legislative fight with the insurance industry.
Matt Mansell, the group's director of...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:42 AM
If only people would take their meds as prescribed, a multitude of ailments would disappear. Non-compliance with doctors' orders is one of the major issues in medical care.
January marks the launch of the fourth annual Medication Adherence Team...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 12:50 PM
Tom Camacho clocked his 398th straight day of running outdoors on a frigid February morning.
He shuffled across patches of ice and hopped over drifts of snow along the lakefront Monday, his navy blue jacket contrasting starkly with the surroundings....
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:42 PM
Many patients arrive at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center bleeding profusely, their lives depending largely on whether doctors can stop the hemorrhaging and replace the lost blood.
But doctors at trauma units around the country use...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:29 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner distributed the following 44-point plan on two pages prior to his speech Wednesday under the heading " The Illinois Turnaround." This is a text version of the original .pdf file:
1. Economic Growth and Jobs Package
Pass a phased-in...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Yolanda Favela has already seen her baby boy yawn and suck his thumb and knows he has a head full of hair — and she hasn't even met him yet.
Like many pregnant women, Favela visited an ultrasound center to view her unborn baby on a machine that...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 11:00 AM
In the article "Overdose patients repeatedly end up in hospital" (Dec. 30), The Sun highlighted a number of strategies to deal with epidemic problem of narcotic abuse. Not mentioned, however, is an article from the August 2014 Journal of the American...