| 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 21, 2010
| 11:18 AM
Robert Dow, the fiery Palm Beach County teachers union president, revealed in a stirring hospital-room speech Wednesday that he is battling acute leukemia.
But the illness hasn't stemmed his desire to keep fighting for teachers.
Wearing a sport jacket...
| May 13, 2010
It is what some health-care experts call "the missing link": a place where the working poor and their families can go for basic medical needs and continuing care for chronic illness, where someone knows their names and their medical histories and will...
| Sep 7, 2009
They have the thinnest skin, the shortest fuses and take the hardest knocks. In psychiatrists' offices, they have long been viewed as among the most challenging patients to treat.
They are the kind of people who drive a friend away for interfering and...
| 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,...
| 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...