| May 8, 2011
| 6:24 AM
Dawn Cofiell was adamantly opposed to delivering her son Donovan by cesarean section three years ago, but a complication made it unavoidable.
The experience was so smooth, pain-free and convenient that she surprised her doctor with requests to plan the...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Manufacturers of foods pitched most heavily to kids -- breakfast cereals, snacks, carbonated beverages and restaurant fare -- should develop and reformulate their offerings to cut salt, added sugars and saturated fat and ensure they contribute...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 10:22 PM
Dominick’s has upset a contingent of consumers over selling packaged food with expired dates.
The supermarket chain’s fan page on social networking site Facebook has been riddled with comments from posters who identify themselves as customers...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Spending 50 minutes with a cellphone plastered to your ear is enough to change brain cell activity in the part of the brain closest to the antenna.
But whether that causes any harm is not clear, scientists at the National Institutes of Health said on...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 7:09 AM
At more than 220 pounds, Christina Martinez knew her lifestyle had to change dramatically if she wanted to improve her health, so she started taking aerobics classes.
A rigorous, five-days-a-week workout routine helped her drop 42 pounds and lower her...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 9:36 AM
Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breast-feeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore,...
| Mar 2, 2011
March is National Nutrition Month, an annual celebration sponsored by the American Dietetic Association.
This year's theme, Eat Right With Color, seems especially relevant for kids. All too often, children eat a rather beige diet, dominated by chicken...
| Mar 4, 2011
Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal advisor to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. He was 90. No cause of death was released.
| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Saying they wanted to avoid more casualties, state authorities took steps Thursday to shut down the troubled Alden Village North nursing home, where numerous disabled children have died in recent years.
"We don't want another tragedy to occur," said...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:54 AM
If you like the idea of a Medicare HMO, you're not alone. Florida, and especially South Florida, has a heavy concentration of seniors in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.
MA plans generally work best for healthy people who don't mind giving up some...
| Nov 9, 2010
The health-care overhaul has taken some of the flex out of flexible spending accounts, which let workers pay medical expenses with pretax dollars. Starting in January, you'll no longer be able to use your FSA for over-the-counter drugs and medicines...