| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
When you wake up in the morning, are you refreshed and ready to go, or groggy and grumpy? For many people, the second scenario is all too common.
Numerous health conditions and medications can interfere with normal sleep - including prescription and...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Congressman Todd Akin, the Republican nominee in Missouri for U.S. Senate, created quite a stir a week ago with his claim that women have biological defenses to prevent pregnancy in cases of "legitimate" rape.
"If it's a legitimate rape, the female...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among women who have been treated for breast cancer, heavier women are more likely to have their disease come back and more likely to die of cancer, according to a new study.
That could be because certain hormones that are...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Since much of my day is spent behind the wheel of my truck traveling from farm to farm, I listen to a lot of radio. I don't listen to much music but mainly talk radio. Occasionally, when I want to be made to feel like the world is going to end, I listen...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Days after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Brenda Maker's diabetes was gone — her body producing enough of the hormone insulin to turn sugar into fuel.
It's a phenomenon seen in recent years by doctors who increasingly are using the operation...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 2:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a new review of the evidence.
But organic options may live up to their billing...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:56 PM
WILLOWBROOK, Calif. (KTLA) -- Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have broken up a cockfighting ring discovered in the Willowbrook section of Los Angeles.
Deputies responded to a call at the 2400 block of 130th Street in the Willowbrook district, where...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Can nibbling make you slim?
"Lord of the Rings" fans may recall Hobbits prefer six daily meals. If you Google "six meals a day," however, you'll find more than references to mythical creatures: There are a host of diet books, websites and articles...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part update on menopausal hormone care.
I know, the headline is not what your mother, doctor, TV, women's magazines, and walking buddies tell you. But, it's true. Of tsunami importance, it falls into the...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Bill Martin of Hagerstown has a streak going. He has walked for an hour every day since November 1989.
Martin, 77, often walks in the Paradise Road neighborhood north of Hagerstown, surrounded by rolling farmland and with a view of South Mountain to...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:53 AM
PTA's Coffee Break hosted Michael Gurian for its year-end program at the Aliso Creek Inn on May 23.
Co-founder of the Gurian Institute and author of many best-selling books, Gurian spoke on the topic of gender differences in brain structure, activity...