| 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—...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Mar 26, 2010
By now you're savvy enough to raise an eyebrow at a suspicious health "fact" when you hear one. Tampons contain asbestos? Drinking lemonade will make you lose 10 pounds in five days? You're just not buying it. Unfortunately, some misinformation is only...
| Mar 22, 2010
Danielle Gayden of Oakland, Calif., had to stick her face in front of a fan for almost an hour to cool down. Second to her intolerance for heat was the anxiety, which caused her heart to beat 200 times a minute and sent her to the emergency room a dozen...
| May 7, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm wondering if I have hypothyroidism. My thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is normal, but my free thyroxine is on the low end of the normal range. My doctor recommends I take a small dosage of a synthetic thyroid hormone. Do I need...
| 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 1, 2010
The strangest thing happens this time of year. Bags of little chocolate eggs suddenly appear in my grocery basket. And by the time I get home, at least one of the bags is mysteriously opened...with a few eggs missing. It's a mystery I don't understand....
| 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...
| 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,...