| Jul 22, 2009
Although we spend one third of our lives sleeping, many of us don't do it very well. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says about one in five adults fails to get the necessary seven to eight hours a night, and the economic downturn is making things...
| Dec 28, 2008
Science and medical leaders
Judah Folkman, 74; groundbreaking cancer researcher (Jan. 14)
Peter Staudhammer, 73; TRW engineer helped design the engine that landed astronauts on the moon
Werner K. Dahm, 90; aerodynamics expert worked on the early...
| Jan 22, 2009
Hall of Famer Dante "Gluefingers" Lavelli, a sure-handed receiver who helped the Cleveland Browns build a pro football dynasty in the 1940s and '50s, died Tuesday night at a Cleveland hospital. He was 85.
Lavelli had been hospitalized with congestive...
| Sep 12, 2008
I refuse to go down the path of juvenile humor simply because the magic ingredient in Mercedes-Benz's new California-legal diesels, such as the ML320 CDI, is urea -- which also happens to be the magic ingredient in urine. That's rule No. 1.
| Sep 15, 2008
SOMETIMES MY work as a doctor feels like a regular three-ring circus. Three rings under the big top, each with something compelling going on.
You dare not take your eyes off ring No. 1 for fear of missing something. But the lion tamer is strolling into...
| May 24, 2008
John McCain is in good health despite a 15-year history of skin cancers, including a minor case as recently as February, and bouts with precancerous polyps in his colon, cysts in his kidney and stones in his bladder, his doctors said Friday.
| Nov 19, 2007
What is it about artificial sweeteners?
As never before, they pervade the American diet -- in pink, yellow and blue packets on diner counters, in sugar-free cookies and diet juices, in sodas and smoothies and low-calorie yogurt and boxes of powder for...
| Apr 7, 2009
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The vulva is subject to a range of skin problems, many of them inadvertently self-inflicted.
You may routinely pamper your face and work hard to keep it moisturized and irritation-free, but what have you done lately for the more sensitive skin of your...
| Mar 18, 2009
Q: How long should a man with benign prostatic hyperplasia be treated with medications before having surgery, if he still gets up a couple times at night?
A: In general, men who take drugs for benign prostatic hyperplasia do so to avoid surgery and to...
| Sep 5, 2009
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| Aug 27, 2009
Dominick Dunne, the bestselling novelist and Vanity Fair writer who chronicled the misdeeds of the rich and famous with wicked glee -- most memorably in his highly personal accounts of the trials of Claus von Bulow, the Menendez brothers and O.J....