| Oct 17, 2011
| 4:22 AM
First, the good news: Pennsylvania is following the national rate of decline in coronary heart disease. According to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. rate of people with heart-related chest pain called angina and...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Football linemen are getting bigger and bigger -- fatter and fatter in most cases -- even at the high school level. And while attaining such size will end up helping a tiny minority of them earn a living at the......
| Apr 13, 2011
When Joseph Smiley fainted in front of his home on a recent evening, the quick thinking of neighbors and expert doctors and nurses helped turn the life-threatening incident into a stroke success story.
Neighbors called 911, and an ambulance sped Smiley,...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2010
It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug for osteoporosis. Amgen's Prolia (denosumab) prevents fractures in postmenopausal women at a rate similar to the most popular drugs on the market — bisphosphonates such as Fosamax,...
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:02 AM
Use the checklists below to help you stay healthy to age 50 and beyond. The checklists help answer your questions about what daily steps you can take for good health; whether you need medicines to prevent disease; and which screening tests you need and...