| Sep 17, 2009
People may be able to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to two recently published studies that are the latest in a long line of research. But does that hold for everyone? And by how much can you lower the risk? Here's a look...
| Apr 7, 2008
The cholesterol drug did absolutely everything it was supposed to do -- except for demonstrably improving the health of the people who took it.
That was the conclusion reached about the popular drug Vytorin in a study published online last week in the...
| Feb 11, 2010
When you think about high cholesterol and heart problems, a teenager usually doesn't come to mind. But more and more often, an unhealthy lifestyle as a teenager can lead to serious problems down the road.
"Yeah, he's tall and very thin," said Jackie...
| Feb 16, 2010
Hey guys, listen up
are you under the assumption that routine visits to the doc aren't necessary? If so, read on.
Let's face it, for men under 50 who live a healthy lifestyle - manage a healthy diet, do not smoke, drink in moderation, exercise...
| Dec 16, 2009
Peripheral arterial disease - also known as P.A.D. - is a common, yet serious, disease that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. P.A.D. develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque - fatty deposits that limit blood flow to your...
| Nov 7, 2009
Teenagers and young adults suffering from severe, scarring acne may ultimately lose the most effective treatment for the condition.
FOR THE RECORD:
Accutane's side effects: An article in Saturday's Section A about the possibility of...
| Dec 1, 2009
The grocery store, aisle after aisle of foods, a confusing array of products and ingredients, but now researchers say that foods fortified with plant sterols can produce amazing results. Dr. Rebecca Reeves says they can be amazingly healthful.
| Jun 29, 2010
A simmering scientific dispute over statins, the cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs that rake in some $26 billion a year for their makers, heated up Monday with an exchange of published volleys that drove back the reputation of the widely...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 11:44 AM
Illustration: Staff photo (color) by JOE FUDGE
Caption: JaQuan, Allen, 6, chooses between a sugary snack and a package of crackers at his home in Hampton. Allen is a patient at CHKD's Healthy You Clinic, which helps overweight kids learn healthier eating...
| Jul 13, 2010
Studies show men are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and generally lead less healthy lifestyles. Yet they're also more likely to put off routine checkups and delay seeing a doctor when they're having health problems. Fortunately, doctors say many of...
| Sep 11, 2010
Many of today's pediatricians never learned about Diabetes 2 as a childhood disease in medical school. That's because it didn't exist. Now it's a diagnosis they hand out more and more often. "It shouldn't show up until your 60s or 70s," says Donald Lewis,...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 7:24 PM
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"Combating obesity is the #1 health care problem for U.S. children," says Donald Lewis, chair of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. "A life expectancy shorter than their parents should stop people in their...