| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Brand name: Tylenol
Best for: Excellent for pain relief and fever reduction. Commonly used long-term for osteoarthritis, chronic back pain and headaches.
Side effects: Very few if taken as directed, which makes it our experts' first...
| Jan 25, 2011
Q: I have diabetes and high blood pressure. Is the combination of lisinopril and amlodipine a good choice?
A: Your combination of drugs to treat high blood pressure is one of the best. Many experts consider this their first choice for treating high blood...
| Aug 22, 2010
| 9:40 PM
How do 19 high school football players get sick with a rare condition?
Parents and school officials in McMinnville, Oregon sure want to know.
The small town in Northwest Oregon is all abuzz over the epidemic that left the 19 players suffering muscle...
| Feb 13, 2011
Strength training has strong-armed its way beyond the realm of bodybuilding.
A growing body of research shows that working out with weights has health benefits beyond simply bulking up one's muscles and strengthening bones. Studies are finding that...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 8:48 PM
Regent, a Bengal cat, was diagnosed with kidney disease at 9 years old.
That is when I learned about the importance of feeding canned food to cats. Before Regent's diagnosis, I supported the popular 1970s theory that cats only needed dry food.
| Jul 8, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Joy Hindle cried when she found out she couldn't give one of her kidneys to her twin brother.
Then doctors gave the Bel Air woman another option: a kidney exchange, in which she would donate her kidney to a patient who needed one, and her diabetic...
| Aug 11, 2011
Every year, some 750,000 Americans develop sepsis, an extreme immune system response to infection. It kills a quarter to half of them, more than the combined number of people who die of prostate and breast cancer and AIDS, according to the National...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 6:08 PM
By any measure, Erik Cook has been dealt a lousy hand. At 8 he started losing his eyesight, as a teen he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and in October 2009 he suffered kidney failure. Now 30, for 15 months he has been tethered nightly — for...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Heather Oman had never heard of polycystic kidney disease until she was diagnosed with it in January 2006.
She's 35. A wife and mother of two children, ages 3 and 8. There is no cure. Average age of morbidity: 58.
"But that is changing. Kidney...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:38 AM
One local husband and wife are more than just a couple, they are life savers.
Michael and Elaine Alhand have been married for more than 40 years. Michael, a diabetic, suffered kidney failure. In 2003, he was placed on dialysis. One year later, he got...
| Apr 4, 2012
Should you get a cardiac stress test as part of your annual checkup? A chest X-ray before outpatient surgery? A CT scan or antibiotics for chronic sinusitis?
In most cases, no.
But patients get these commonly used tests and procedures — and many...