| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:13 PM
She enters the clinic on a walker, slow yet remarkably steady, and as Pauline Wood hails her host for the day, she gives him a bag of lemon tarts she rose early that morning to bake.
With her white hair and glasses, Wood, 89, is every inch the lovable...
| Dec 12, 2012
Kristin Froehlich knew something was wrong with her mental abilities the moment she pulled into the parking lot of a sporting goods store last spring.
“Driving to Dick's Sporting Goods in Naperville, I pulled into the parking lot, and just sat...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:55 AM
December is a month-long fete with friends in my world.
It makes sense: The schmaltzy, sentimental bug bites and I cram in visits with all of my favorite people, reminiscing about the year past and spreading good cheer before we all return to our...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common ailment often picked up by children in day care. While it may make for a cranky child, Dr. Benjamin N. Lockshin, a Silver Spring dermatologist who also teaches at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:15 AM
There is 12-year-old Davaxha Trollinger's colorful exterior: hot pink threads woven through her hair and a tie-dye dress. And then there's the dark and grim reality of a growing brain tumor beneath that.
Davaxha was born with neurofibromatosis type 1, a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Weight-loss drugs have so far been a complete bust. But they may be verging on a comeback, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new prescription diet pills for the first time in more than a decade.
Both weight-loss medications...
| Oct 12, 2010
DETROIT - Amy Probst, who wears business suits and pearls to work as a corporate trainer, laced up her roller skates, put in her mouth guard and adjusted her helmet. A self-described closet tomboy, she just wants to knock the bejesus out of somebody....
| Jun 15, 2010
It all begins with a smile. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, it is, and it isn't
and here's why.
Sadly, more than 200,000 children are born with cleft lips and cleft palates each year. In fact, every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft...
| Jul 8, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 8-year-old daughter has had intermittent pain underneath her tongue for nearly two years. Her doctor suspects salivary gland stones but cannot see them and tells me they are not common in children. What are salivary gland stones and...
| Aug 9, 2010
Tackling three sports at once has a strange effect on triathletes: It makes them famously open-minded. Always in learning mode, tri guys and gals flock to clinics to improve their swim-bike-run, pay online coaches big bucks for training advice and love to...
| Oct 15, 2010
Harvard Health Letters
Q. I'm a 56-year-old man with high blood pressure. At my last check-up, my dentist found gum disease and referred me to a periodontist for treatment. I know that high blood pressure increases my risk of heart disease, and I've been...