| Sep 10, 2010
Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
| Aug 5, 2010
Mysterious deaths of babies during sleep have been recorded since antiquity. But the term sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, wasn't coined until the 1960s when it was declared a medical disorder.
What is SIDS?
Often called "crib death," SIDS is...
| Aug 24, 2010
Like many celebrities who live in the white-hot public spotlight, Jessica Simpson appears to have issues about her body. She's said before she's fine with it, but then she goes and sends out this tweet: "Shocked my system with a vegan diet, special Pu-erh...
| Jul 20, 2010
Every five years the American public gets a newly tweaked directive on what we're supposed to be eating.
And every five years the American public largely ignores it.
For example, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend we eat 2 1/2 cups of...
| Oct 1, 2010
We all know we're supposed to exercise, to move our muscles and be strong.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary, despite informative articles insisting activity helps prevent many related...
| Jul 28, 2010
Many exercise physiologists believe that the intensity of an activity is more important than how long you exercise or how many times you repeat an exercise.
But gauging exercise intensity can be difficult—what's low intensity to one person can seem...
| Jul 15, 2010
Dr. Nancy Snyderman's new book, "Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat" (Crown, $25), is dedicated to everyone who is still battling that last 5 to 50 pounds.
That's just about everybody, isn't it?
The book sets out to sort through all the myths we've heard...
| Aug 16, 2011
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This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
African American women have higher rates of a type of breast cancer that isn't dependent for growth on the hormones estrogen or progesterone. They also have a higher rate of childbearing...
| Oct 27, 2010
The vast majority of fitness-seekers, even those who are quite knowledgeable, have no idea how to properly gauge their body composition — how much of their body weight is fat and how much is muscle — which is so important to truly measuring...
| Nov 8, 2010
Poor Gerard Butler.
Ever since his rippling Spartan abdomen graced the silver screen in "300," the gossip sites have been merciless. If he gains a few pounds and then has the audacity to go shirtless on a beach, the paparazzi snap a photo and make out...
| Sep 13, 2010
A chemical found in plastics has been shown to increase testosterone levels in men, British researchers reported. They found that men who had high levels of the chemical bisphenol A also had higher testosterone levels compared to men with lower levels...