| Jan 4, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Ebony Spleenwort, or Asplenium platyneuron: Wildflower of the Month – January 2012
Source: John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society
This is a small fern, with fronds tapering at both ends. The leaflets are oblong, narrow, and...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Several days ago, a conservative radio personality despoiled the air waves with foul descriptions of a law school student who had made a reasoned and civil argument for her position on a health-care issue. He so vilified her that his words were...
| Mar 30, 2012
Marty Mitcham's life was on track until 2008 when it was briefly derailed by prostate cancer.
He followed all the health rules.
"I had heard that at age 50 you should have a PSA,” Marty recalled. “In my case it was very far along at that...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:10 PM
In the movie Cast Away, Tom Hanks is a Fedex employee who survives a plane crash and finds himself stranded alone on a deserted island. After years he has learned how to survive and “make fire”. At one point during this nail biter, he...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Water workouts may trump land-based exercise for people with chronic lung disease and other health problems, according to a small study.
Australian researchers found that exercising in a pool boosted physical endurance and...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Cancer sucks. All types of it.
It's threatened to shrink my large, boisterous family multiple times, so I'm going to get serious for a bit here.
Last week, I got pink hair extensions at Ted Gibson Salon at the W Fort Lauderdale. All proceeds went to...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Hundreds of Marylanders may need spinal taps as public health leaders seek to rein in a fungal meningitis outbreak that continues to expand as more is learned about the unusual cases.
Health officials said Wednesday that they still are working to contact...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Health officials confirmed a 14th fungal meningitis case in Maryland on Friday as an outbreak of the disease continues to spread across the country.
Confirmed meningitis cases reached 184 nationwide. They are thought to stem from three batches of...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Health officials Saturday confirmed a 15th fungal meningitis case in Maryland as a multi-state outbreak of the disease linked to a steroid injection continued to spread.
Meningitis cases have reached 198 in 13 states. One person in Maryland has died,...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:32 AM
When diagnosed with breast cancer, women are often filled with questions. What is the survival rate? Can breast cancer spread to other parts of my body? What does this mean for my family?
Such questions are common, and it's perfectly alright and even...