| Jul 22, 2009
Reading up on health and safety topics could be the last thing on your teen's to-do list. That's why informed, proactive parenting can make such a difference, especially in high-risk areas like driving, relationships, and mental health. While your...
| Jul 10, 2009
Have you and your spouse stopped having sex? Are you using the right protection to avoid serious illness? Are you happy at work? What about your financial situation? Strapped for cash?
You must -- MUST -- divulge these and other personal aspects of...
| May 23, 2009
The story of this Juliet, an American pit bull terrier, has its share of tragedy. She was kenneled with an Orange County veterinarian because her owner was hit by catastrophic illness. When poor health and medical bills took their toll, the owner sadly...
| Jun 7, 2009
Natalie Fullerton's parents were thrilled to watch their year-old daughter bounce back from a double-lung transplant. Within months, she was mimicking her sister's ballet poses and gleefully repeating the word "purple."
Her father, Leslie, carefully...
| Jun 15, 2009
Q: Does topical minoxidil (Rogaine) work for women? What are the side effects? What else can a woman do for thinning hair?
A: Answer: Yes, topical minoxidil (Rogaine) can potentially help women who have a certain type of hair loss called androgenic...
| Jan 31, 2010
Everyone thought the tall, strange white man was some kind of genius. But to teenage Ernestine De Soto he was a giant pain in the neck, a nosy, "Ichabod Crane-like" character who drew her mother's attention from its rightful place -- on her.
| Jan 22, 2010
Over the last 25 years, the number of Americans turning to hospice for end-of-life care has climbed dramatically -- from 25,000 in 1982 to 1.45 million in 2008, as more and more people choose to spend their final days in the comfort of home or a patient...
| Feb 1, 2010
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Relief workers and others traveling to earthquake-stricken Haiti are being advised to get vaccinated against several potentially life-threatening illnesses.
"If you're going to Haiti, especially now, you need to be protected," said Bertie Barber,...
| Feb 3, 2010
One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
| Feb 10, 2010
After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists Tuesday unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world.
The draft document,...
| Feb 15, 2010
Yuzuro Yamamoto (not his real name) was a quiet Japanese man who knew only a handful of words in English, despite 30 years in America. He was a sturdy manual laborer, but over the last three weeks had been feeling weak.
One hand on the abdomen was all it...