| May 21, 2012
| 12:00 PM
How many times have you read a gardening article, looked at a website or catalog and wondered, "What does that mean?" Thanks to National Garden Bureau member Park Seed, we've excerpted their list of garden terms for your referral during the garden...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Ellen Loreck, MS, RD, LDN;, weighs in on red meat.
Picture this: You're out to dinner and there are juicy porterhouse steaks, sumptuous burgers, and...
| Oct 17, 2012
Treatment for certain cancers can affect your sex life, causing a range of symptoms that can make sex with your partner more difficult — or nonexistent. But that doesn't mean you can't have a healthy sex life, says Jeffrey Albaugh, a urology...
| Oct 17, 2012
We know that the country is facing an epidemic of obesity-related chronic diseases in young people. We also know from studies (as if we parents need studies) that the level of stress and anxiety teens face is at an all-time high.
I talked to Janet...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:22 AM
It is well documented that African-American women with breast cancer are more likely to have a more aggressive type of the disease that kills them, but why remains a mystery.
The answers may be found one day soon, as researchers focus more on the genetic...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:39 PM
Boys in the United States are starting puberty earlier than ever, according to a new study publishing in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics.
In the study, lead author Marcia Herman-Giddens from the University of North Carolina's School of...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:36 PM
The federal Food and Drug Administration identified 89 medical facilities in Maryland that bought drugs from the Massachusetts manufacturer being investigated for a national fungal meningitis outbreak.
The facilities are among more than 3,000 in numerous...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:31 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Give Your Metabolism a spicy kick in the pants.
Jodelle Fitzwater writes, "protein shakes are a great way to make a fast, healthy meal that you can take on the go, use after a hard workout to replenish exhausted muscles, and even...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:05 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although trans fats raise your levels of "bad" cholesterol, they don't appear to have lasting impacts on your blood sugar, according to a new review of the medical evidence.
Researchers found that both blood sugar and insulin,...
| Oct 31, 2012
The clocks get turned back Sunday and although that extra hour of snoozing is a treat, don't think it can make a dent in the nation's sleep deficit.
Approximately 1 in 3 Americans get by on six hours or less of slumber, says Dr. Phyllis Zee, director...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Though you may not be living with diabetes, your body could be battling against the hormone insulin. The condition, called insulin resistance, occurs when insulin can't effectively do its job.
"People often don't realize that insulin resistance can...