| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Dr. Reubin Andres, a retired gerontologist who challenged commonly circulated height-weight tables for the elderly and conducted diabetes research, died of complications from heart disease Sunday at his Lake Roland-area home. He was 89.
| Sep 30, 2012
As obesity rates soar worldwide, the antidote may seem obvious: Eat less! Move more! But the common-sense approach hasn't been terribly effective, prompting some scientists to question the simplicity of the formula.
Although personal decisions and self-...
| Jul 14, 2012
Your family doctor doesn't work with a teleprompter. And there wasn't a live studio audience the last time you put on a hospital gown — thankfully. Television is great for sports, reality shows and reruns of "The Big Bang Theory," but if you're...
| Jul 25, 2012
Rebecca King is growing older and fighting it every step of the way.
Three years ago she turned 30 and found that for some reason she was gaining weight even though her diet and exercise routine was basically the same.
"I seemed to be just stagnating...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Editor's note: This is the last in a three-part series on menopausal hormones.
Put simply, bioidentical is a marketing term, first introduced into contemporary parlance by celebrities endorsing products.
The medical community has embraced this...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Bariatric surgeon David Salzberg can reel off a list of life-threatening problems associated with morbid obesity. They include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, joint pain, depression and elevated rates of cancer.
"Twenty percent of...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:00 PM
I signed another sympathy card last week for the family of a wonderful female golden retriever that died from mammary adenocarcinoma (breast cancer). This type of cancer would most certainly have been prevented if she had been spayed at an appropriate...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:15 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For about a third of women taking antidepressants to treat menopause symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats will return after discontinuing the drug, according to a new study.
"It's important for people to understand that......
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diabetes has already been tied to an increased risk of kidney and cardiovascular troubles, nerve damage and vision loss, and now a new study finds diabetics to be more than twice as likely as those without the disease to have...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The holidays are in full swing and for most people that means lots of opportunities to eat delicious, high-calorie foods that they normally don't eat during the rest of the year.
According to the Calorie Control Council, during Thanksgiving alone,...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Of all of the contributors to fat loss, proper sleep could be the biggest.
While you're sleeping, your body undergoes an amazing series of processes. Sleep is a time when your body repairs damaged tissue and tries to return your cells back to "normal."...