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  • Angels' Richards could be lost for season

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Angels' Richards could be lost for season BOSTON -- If the first-place Angels are going to make any noise in the postseason, they're probably going to have to do it without right-hander Garrett...
  • PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen

    PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen
    Mel McDaniel Country music singer-songwriter Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
  • Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking

    Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking
    A free supply of nicotine replacement medication and a handful of automated phone calls made smokers who wanted to quit much more likely to succeed, according to results of a clinical trial published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn....
  • Nonprofit hospitals: Do they give back enough?

     Nonprofit hospitals: Do they give back enough?
    Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report. With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
  • First federal gluten-free regulation takes effect

    First federal gluten-free regulation takes effect
    Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled “gluten free” take effect on Friday — a “major milestone,” says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders. “The gluten-free diet for...
  • Gluten-free label rule to take effect, but its use won't be mandatory

    Gluten-free label rule to take effect, but its use won't be mandatory
    Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled "gluten free" take effect on Tuesday — a "major milestone," says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders. "The gluten-free diet for someone with celiac disease...
  • Antidepressants in primary care: Is this how to treat depression?

    Antidepressants in primary care: Is this how to treat depression?
    Antidepressants, now the third-most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the United States, are routinely offered to patients with vague complaints of fatigue, pain and malaise but who are not classified as suffering from a mental disorder by the...
  • Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture

    Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture
    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...
  • Meditation apps let the peace flow through the phone

    Meditation apps let the peace flow through the phone
    When it's time to meditate, sit comfortably, focus your attention … and reach for your smartphone? More and more people are doing just that, ifApple's iPhoneApp Store is any indication — a search for "meditation" results in more than 1,000...
  • Stressed out? Try meditations

    Stressed out? Try meditations
    There's nothing like economic calamity to focus the mind. But instead of obsessing over your job security or declining 401(k) balance, try diminishing your stress with a new assist from a very old tool: meditation. Stretching back thousands of years to...
  • Repeated concussions lead to severe brain disease, research shows

    Repeated concussions lead to severe brain disease, research shows
    The headbanging collisions that thrill sports fans have lifelong effects on the athletes, with impairments in movement and thinking skills showing up 30 years or more after the concussions, researchers reported Tuesday. The slight deficits resulting from...