| Jul 24, 2011
Dr. W. Grant Stevens calls it his fire and ice room. Stocked with lasers, skin-tightening devices, fat-zapping machines and, on a recent Wednesday, a 65-year-old woman named Helen, the brightly lighted corner of the Marina del Rey medical facility is a...
| Jul 21, 2012
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...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 3:04 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new guidelines to medical device makers developing a potentially revolutionary device for type 1 diabetes, saying they should speed its delivery to patients.
The guidelines reflect months...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Dr. Fray Francis Marshall, a urologist and former Johns Hopkins professor who developed surgical technique for the treatment of kidney cancer, died of cancer Dec. 2 at the Atlanta Hospice. He was 67 and had lived in Ruxton before moving to Georgia in...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:02 AM
Mary Joan Hagigh, a retired social worker and registered nurse, died June 24 from complications of a fractured hip at Emeritus Towson Assisted Living.
The Ruxton resident was 78.
Mary Joan Wall, whose father was head of collections for the Internal...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 6:45 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
(Reuters) - A baby's sleep may not suffer just because its mother likes a daily cup or two of coffee, according to a Brazilian study based on nearly 900 new mothers.
Studies over the years have come to mixed conclusions on whether caffeine during...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:43 PM
It's not enough that we simply have to worry about the fat that's increasingly growing around our bellies.
Americans should also be concerned about the fat that they can't see: the stuff that's filling up their livers, more commonly known as Nonalcoholic...
| Jan 11, 2012
It's good to keep essentials on hand for the future. But some people take this to an extreme, acquiring and accumulating objects of dubious value (to others) in such large and disorderly quantities that their living space is filled and normal use of the...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Sure, you should keep your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure in check. But getting there — and staying there — includes a multitude of physical, nutritional and emotional components. Here are cardiologists' top 10 secrets for getting...