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  • Joe Lieberman, Medicare expansion and healthcare reform

     
    Journalists covering the healthcare reform debate have focused their fire on Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) today for (gasp!) favoring Medicare expansion a few months before he opposed it. Well, it looks like Lieberman's going to win this debate anyway --...
  • Tying up the week's loose ends -- broken noses, antigens and more

     
    Context may be everything when it comes to news coverage, but sometimes, the health and medical specifics are fascinating on their own. Just this week for instance, you might have asked yourself the following questions... - What should I do......
  • That dumb jock might be smarter than he looks

     
    For young men, the fitter you are, the better your brain works. A study recently published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences took advantage of data collected on 1.2 million Swedish men born between 1950 and 1976,......
  • Exercise also trains the brain

     
    We know exercise has a positive effect on the body, but more and more evidence shows that regular exercise may be good for the mind too. The latest information comes by way of two studies released this week in Archives......
  • Perhaps the answer for elderly surgical patients is less sedation

     
    The question was: What can be done about postoperative delirium? Researchers at Johns Hopkins gave it some thought, conducted a double-blind, randomized study (the gold standard) of elderly patients undergoing hip fracture repair and concluded that, hmm,...
  • Book review: 'The Mayo Clinic Diet'

     
    Some dieters want to drop a few pounds to look better in a bathing suit. Others are trying to undo years of bad eating and exercise habits and are in need of education. Still others seek weight loss on a......
  • Book Review: 'The Big Breakfast Diet' by Daniela Jakubowicz

     
    With its cartoon book cover and high-concept premise, "The Big Breakfast Diet" looks and sounds like a gimmick. Eat a breakfast of up to 3,000 calories -- loading up on protein, sweets and starches -- and watch the pounds disappear?......
  • Book Review: 'The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough' by Sean Foy

     
    It’s an appealing idea. Work out vigorously for 10-minute periods and burn more calories and get in better shape faster than with much longer sessions of moderate exercise. Too good to be true? Not according to personal trainer Sean Foy,......
  • Book Review: 'You: On a Diet' by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz

     
    In the battle of the bulge, most dieters relying on willpower alone are destined to lose the fight, according to the recently revised and updated bestseller "You: On a Diet." There are just too many small obstacles that collectively are......
  • Book Review: 'Eat Your Way to Happiness' by Elizabeth Somer

     
    Battling the blues? Put down that Prozac prescription and head for the pantry, says Elizabeth Somer, author of the new book "Eat Your Way to Happiness." It's time for a diet makeover. Changing what and how you eat can dramatically......
  • Book Review: 'The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle' by Mary Dan Eades and Michael R. Eades

     
    The weight can creep up on you. One day you realize your waistline is not as trim as it once was. You’ve got a little belly going where you once were flat and firm. Or maybe it’s not so little.......