| Jul 19, 2010
House siding is like tree bark — a tough exterior skin that takes a beating to protect thinner-skinned materials inside.
But there are so many sources of damage. A stray baseball puts a major league dent in your aluminum. Gutter leaks rot your wood...
| Jul 29, 2010
Ye Coach &Horses, the Sunset Boulevard juke joint near Curson Avenue that has been in business for more than 70 years, is being evicted by its landlord and neighbor, Samuel French bookstore. The eviction notice, which was delivered July 1 and requires...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 1:02 PM
Being a mom has changed everything. From what I eat throughout the day to how I talk to people to how I drive. Why? Because I now have two little sets of eyes that watch me like a hawk. And they're good imitators.
Take this example:
One day, I was...
| Jun 8, 2010
| 10:00 PM
Our friendly faces are both (in a good way). A wood square serves as our base, but our main feature is, well, our unusual features.
So go on and gather up everything from bottle caps to erasers for a trash-to-treasure project you...
| Sep 22, 2010
Over the weekend, I dragged my family to see "The Switch." It was a great escape movie and a perfect "chick flick" with a happy ending. What does this have to do with kids' health? Well, one of the scenes was related to an elementary school child who...
| Aug 19, 2010
Is swimming the best exercise for lifelong health?
I've always hoped so — for decades as a recreational swimmer and more recently, as a competitor in meets sponsored by U.S. Masters Swimming, a group of 50,000 similar enthusiasts ages 18 to over...
| Jul 1, 2010
In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men's hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors such as Propecia and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, for many, living with noticeable hair loss is...
| Aug 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had a PSA of 1.2 for many years. Now a year later my PSA is 2.1. Should I be concerned and check further? I am 67 years old.
ANSWER: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by prostate tissue. Prostate cancer cells make...
| May 13, 2010
It seems heterosexual men no longer need a Queer Eye For the Straight Guy.
Which is just as well since the reality TV show featuring a gaggle of gays grooming style-deficient men has been off the air for three years now.
Men's grooming has crossed...
| Sep 9, 2010
A new report from Harvard Medical School says middle-aged and older women need to worry about particular health concerns - osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and microvascular disease, a type of heart disease more common in women.
| Aug 3, 2010
Like many women of her generation, Casey Kelly grew up playing sports. She played soccer and ran track in high school and went on to play four years of soccer at Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. But once her final game for the Wildcats ended, so did her...