| Aug 31, 2010
There was a time, back in the 1980s, when artificial hearts were big news. There was daily, front-page media attention around implantable artificial hearts. In 1982, Barney Clark received an artificial heart designed by Robert Jarvik and installed by Dr....
| Sep 2, 2010
| 10:29 AM
Inside the lab. It's where the hopes of scientists and patients merge. But a medical breakthrough takes time ... and lots of money. A local researcher takes us behind the scenes as he embarks on a promising journey.
Dr. Renzhi Han, Muscular Dystrophy...
| Sep 13, 2010
Since 2004, James O. Born has published five Florida mystery novels and in June, under the pseudonym James O'Neal, he published a sci-fi mystery set in a futuristic Miami. To write these books Born makes use of his law-enforcement career, including his...
| Sep 21, 2010
Ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader Brenda Lowe stars in the latest season of "Survivor," which began airing this month, and bloggers have already been proclaiming her the show's sexiest female contestant. A cover girl for the cheerleaders' calendar and twice...
| Sep 18, 2010
In school, she was known as "the Band-Aid kid" because she was clumsy and would fall a lot. She looked normal and was never overweight, but she found it increasingly difficult to run. Nancy Mollner was first diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder,...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 2:30 PM
A daughter breaks a leg without an injury. Yet another girl, an avid runner, suffers multiple fractures ... what's going on? The bone robbing disease typically reserved for older women is striking teenagers and young women with a vengeance. Is your...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 2:49 PM
What they are: Involuntary, intermittent, spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm, followed by a sudden closure of the epiglottis (the cartilage protecting the vocal cords), which makes the hiccup sound. They have no known function, but they...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 1:12 PM
Maybe you've heard this one before: "No pain, no gain."
When it comes to athletic training, sometimes that pain is not just well-earned soreness from a solid workout. Sometimes it's a genuine injury.
How can an athlete — or someone who's just...
| 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 13, 2011
How much strength training is enough to build muscles and garner some health benefits? Kent Adams, director of the exercise physiology lab at Cal State Monterey Bay, says most healthy people can follow the basic guidelines from the American College of...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:25 AM
It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...