| May 28, 2010
Hot summer days are perfect for pool parties, backyard barbecues, beach trips and picnics. But while you're enjoying relaxed meals outdoors, it's important not to be too casual about preparing and serving food.
Cases of food-borne illnesses tend to...
| Jun 10, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration, the nation's chief watchdog on food safety, is too often caught flat-footed when problems arise, a health advisory panel said Tuesday, urging the agency to focus more on preventing outbreaks of illness by targeting...
| Jul 18, 2010
The evening's menu featured grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef over pasta, fresh seasonal vegetables and fresh organic peaches—items right at home in the city's finest restaurants.
Instead, the dishes were prepared for visitors, staff and bed-bound...
| Nov 28, 2006
NEWARK, CALIF. — Hemant Shah is in the business of creating catastrophes.
The computers at Shah's Silicon Valley company, Risk Management Solutions Inc., contain mathematical models of every U.S. disaster from the 1812 earthquake that toppled...
| Aug 25, 2009
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 35-year-old woman in generally good health. I've never been pregnant and have no plans to be pregnant in the near future. At this age, do I need to start having annual checkups? If so, what should they include?
ANSWER: At 35 and...
| Nov 19, 2009
Life is full of ups and downs, but when the down times last for weeks or months at a time, or keep you from living a "normal" life, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is a medical illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It...
| May 28, 2010
Ricky Durham knows diseases and health conditions can make dating difficult.
His brother James Keith Durham had Crohn's disease and weighed between 75 and 125 pounds at times. A healthy weight for him would have been about 150 pounds, Ricky says. He also...
| Oct 5, 2008
Janet Jackson has postponed three more shows because of an undisclosed illness.
Her publicist said in an e-mail late Saturday that Jackson was postponing a Saturday show in Greensboro, N.C., one on Sunday in Atlanta and a third on Tuesday in Fort...
| May 18, 2009
In Sebastian Fitzek's wildly implausible but mesmerizing mystery thriller, "Therapy," the fragmented chapters wheel and turn in unpredictable directions, the reader always plunging after a narrator who disappears around the corner.
Four years after his...
| May 8, 2009
Sam Cohn, a powerful talent agent who dominated New York's talent business during his heyday, has died. He was 79.
Cohn, who was at International Creative Management since its inception in 1975 and headed the New York office for nearly 25 years, died...
| May 17, 2009
Curiosities of Literature
A Feast for Book Lovers
Herman Graf/Skyhorse Publishing: 288 pp., $22.95
This totally silly literary miscellany is "loosely inspired" by Isaac D'Israeli's 1791 bestseller "The Curiosities of Literature." It is...