| Dec 29, 2009
"Positively Ageless," huh? Well, the author is the nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser." And while, admittedly, we have never seen that show, most everyone else in the world has. Plus, the book is published by Rodale, which puts out such faves as...
| Nov 14, 2009
Long after the painful stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea associated with tainted food are over, many people suffer long-term health effects, mostly unrecognized, that are the result of food-borne pathogens. These lingering effects - premature death,...
| Dec 21, 2009
One look at Ani's swollen ankles and we knew she was in trouble.
For several years, the petite young mother had been coming to UCLA's FMF Clinic with periodic fevers along with excruciating pain in her chest and abdomen. Now -- as a urine dipstick test...
| Dec 26, 2009
| 2:50 PM
A 9/11 first responder from Long Island lost his brave battle with cancer on Friday.
Firefighter Jim Ryan, 48, succumbed to pancreatic cancer just two hours into Christmas Day. The fire department had confirmed his illness was 9/11 related.
| Dec 27, 2009
If you're an older adult wondering what you should be doing to stay healthy, the most important answer is staying active.
"Physical activity is more powerful than any medication a senior can take," says Dr. Cheryl Phillips, a San Francisco physician...
| Dec 28, 2009
The thought of purposely gathering without masks and without washing their hands, to help spread the H1N1 virus, many parents felt it was "absurd."
Yet health experts say "H1N1 or swine flu parties" are happening.
"Swine... Uhhh. I wouldn't go to get it...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 11:49 AM
Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breastfeeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore, many...
| Jan 5, 2010
Peering through a gap in her black veil, Bibi Totia watched anxiously as the doctor examined her fussing grandson in a crowded refugee camp near the Pakistan border.
The doctor diagnosed flu and handed her a prescription for an antibiotic from the free...
| Jan 6, 2010
When a teen patient recently told Dr. Michael Ward that he was feeling depressed but couldn't say why, the doctor suspected the cause might be December's especially gloomy weather. After all, the 17-year-old hadn't just broken up with a girlfriend, left...
| Jan 11, 2010
If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers....
| Jan 12, 2010
| 9:21 AM
The nickname "The Garden State" officially now has a new meaning.
The New Jersey Legislature approved a measure Monday, making it the 14th state in the country to legalize the use of marijuana to help patients treat chronic illness.
The measure, which...