| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:39 PM
Getting high blood pressure is the easy part — 76 million Americans already have it. But lowering it back down again doesn't have to be tricky either. Talk to your doctor and see if trying some of these ideas throughout the day can get you back on...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 5:27 AM
College students' Facebook pages might hold clues to which of them are at risk for alcohol dependence and abuse, according to a new study.
Researchers found that students who had pictures or posts about getting drunk or blacking out were more likely to...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Risky Business Models: (1) Orlando-area cosmetic surgeon Jeffrey Hartog inaugurated Liquid Gold, a storehouse for patients' frozen liposuctioned fat, charging $900 to safekeep a coffee-cup-sized portion and $200 per year storage (in case the fat is needed...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Starting breast cancer screening as early as age 25 may help women who carry a genetic mutation linked to a higher risk of cancer live longer, suggests a new study.
"Results indicate that breast cancer deaths will decrease...
| Oct 17, 2011
These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic.
Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
| Jan 3, 2011
Q: I have trouble swallowing that is accompanied by chest pain. Tests show I have a narrowing of the esophagus. What does this mean and what should I do?
A: I interpret your problem to mean that when you swallow solid foods, they lodge in your...
| Jan 3, 2011
A blood test that could spot a single cancer cell among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor's office, researchers announced Monday.
According to Johnson & Johnson, a $30-million investment in a new test that...
| May 12, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed.
An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...
| May 11, 2011
Q: My 15-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (left-sided). She was prescribed Asacol to treat the inflammation. She's tolerated the dosage (three times a day) so far. Will she need to be on this drug all the time or only...
| May 26, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Barbara Hogan Martin
April 5, 1920 to May 17, 2011
Barbara Martin, former school nurse at Newport Harbor High School, passed away peacefully on May 17, under a full moon, at the age of 91. Born in Dover, New Hampshire of hearty New England stock and...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:27 PM
1. New Pyramind Scheme: Pyramid tossed, dinner plate is new U.S. meals plan
The pyramid guide to healthy eating that many Americans grew up with has been scrapped, and in its place the Obama administration is serving a dinner plate icon sliced up by...