| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Epilepsy. What is the first word you think of? Most people imagine someone foaming at the mouth, falling on the floor, and shaking all over. A full on seizure.
However, that is not quite true. In many cases, epilepsy is an invisible illness that goes...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
No life should be reduced to a narrative.
It's too tempting to tie up the loose ends. To miss the minutiae that make each of us human. To find reason where there is none.
So the abrupt, far too early end of author Bridget Zinn's life doesn't need to...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:12 PM
I was 13 years old when I ate my first diet meal.
Let me paint a picture of this entree, circa 1996: When defrosted, the teensy shrimps in my Weight Watchers Smart Ones meal turned to rubber, and the angel hair pasta became a soppy mess in tomato sauce....
| May 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Concert music: I'm supposed to embrace it all. As the socially lucky offspring of professional pianists, I have survived music school, performed songs for actual money and worked in radio as well as a critic passionate about today's composers.
| May 17, 2013
| 8:20 PM
It's a dream Ida Heck never really expected to come true.
Her family has raised about $1 million since 2005 for research into the rare disorder that afflicts her 8-year-old daughter, Jenna, resulting in cognitive deficits, seizures, long-lasting...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I've had migraine headaches for 11 years and live on triptan drugs and ibuprofen. There must be something else I can do. Please lend some sensible Suzy insight. — J.C., Tucson, Ariz.
Dear J.C.: The sensible thing for me to do is...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
A vintage video of Michael Jackson’s hair catching on fire during the third take of a 1983 Pepsi commercial was played for jurors Thursday as a makeup artist testified about the devastating migraine headaches the pop singer endured because of the...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:51 PM
DETROIT -- The Ducks will be facing an altered Red Wings team at a most critical time, in Game 4 on Monday night.
What has been the Red Wings' top line, the one carrying them into the playoffs, was dismantled when the NHL suspended Detroit forward...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning physicians that women who suffer migraine headaches and are pregnant or may become pregnant should not use the drugs valproate or valproic acid to prevent the severe headaches, in light of new evidence showing...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I live in chronic pain. No one is sure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily, but I'm still in pain. Can you recommend any vitamins to help me? — M.C., Dallas, Texas
Dear M.C.: I'm sorry you are going through this. Luckily,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
If you suffer from migraines, some of the foods you eat may be triggers.
Pinpointing the cause of migraines--and the foods that may trigger them--is as random as finding a needle in a haystack. Migraines is a disorder in which the brain is highly...