| 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...
| May 2, 2012
When a couple is struggling to conceive, it's the woman who is usually the first — and often the only one — to be poked, prodded and analyzed, experts say. The burden of figuring out infertility is too often placed on the woman alone....
| May 9, 2012
Chandler Tucker is like a lot of people--she dieted and then gained the weight back.
She was getting geared up for spring break and went on an 800 calorie a day diet.
She stuck with it for nearly a month.
"It was easy,” Chandler said. “...