| 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...
| Nov 15, 2009
| 4:32 PM
For the second time in as many years, a large clinical trial has found that the key ingredient in the heavily advertised drug Vytorin provides little or no benefit in preventing heart disease compared to a competing product. The ingredient......
| Nov 10, 2008
Rob Nevins is the "Fat Loss Guru" you have been hearing people talking about.
Featured on national television programs and recognized as a "weight loss " expert, Nevins is nicknamed "The Fat Loss Guru". Rob has shared his in-depth knowledge of fat loss...
| May 24, 2008
John McCain is in good health despite a 15-year history of skin cancers, including a minor case as recently as February, and bouts with precancerous polyps in his colon, cysts in his kidney and stones in his bladder, his doctors said Friday.
| 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.
| Aug 27, 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...