| 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...
| Jan 14, 2010
The economic downturn is busting wallets and bursting waistlines as consumers shift their eating habits to help their budgets.
With unemployment in the double digits, consumers who find themselves increasingly strapped have turned to cheaper means to...
| Jul 8, 2009
So rare is the child form of schizophrenia, it has taken researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health 18 years to diagnosis and collect data on 110 children.
"We are trying to understand schizophrenia in a comprehensive way," says Dr. Nitin...
| Jan 17, 2010
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Everyone dies of something dreadful. This knowledge has wormed into every part of our lives -- most strikingly in our marriage ceremonies, in which we vow to love one...
| Aug 1, 2009
When U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer after his annual physical in June, he kept the news largely private.
It was a busy few weeks - Dodd was working on a bill to overhaul the health care system, shepherding...
| Feb 23, 2010
Things are heating up for those of us headed to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I am looking forward to being there as team physician for the U.S. Speedskating team.
In that role, I take care of team members' injuries and their basic medical needs....
| Jan 21, 2010
Recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses linked to contaminated meat — followed by massive recalls and pledges of cleaner processing — have proved eye-opening for many consumers.
Dangerous pathogens cause 76 million cases of illness and 300,...
| Jan 25, 2010
There is now a partial answer to one of the most controversial questions in medicine: whether men should get blood tests that screen for prostate cancer.
Experts say a new study shows that for men likely to die within 10 years - whether due to age or...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 7:41 AM
For the second time in five weeks, authorities on Tuesday swept two Chicago-area nursing homes for residents with outstanding arrest warrants, this time identifying 20 people wanted on charges ranging from assault to domestic battery to indecent exposure....
| Jan 28, 2010
It's hard to remember a time when the Ramones were not, well, the Ramones. But Mickey Leigh can. Not only was he the band's first roadie and sang on their first record, he was Joey's little brother. In "I Slept With Joey Ramone" -- co-written with veteran...
| Jan 28, 2010
If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, what are you waiting for? The hour or so it would take is nothing compared with the time you might spend fighting the flu or something worse - like recovering from the heart attack it could trigger.
As of early...