| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know that heart disease is the leading killer among men and women, but is it true that men and women have different risk factors for heart disease?
ANSWER: You're correct that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Q: I'm 60 years old. My blood pressure is around 130/80. In the past, I've always been told I have normal blood pressure. Now my doctor says I have "pre-hypertension." What does this mean? Do I need treatment?
A: I can understand your confusion. Here's...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Whoa. That was quite a nap. I feel totally disoriented.
What was I doing before I fell asleep?
Oh, that's right. I was listening to the news about how few voters are interested in Tuesday's Illinois primary and ...
Sorry. Didn't mean to make...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia? Are they treated differently?
ANSWER: Osteoporosis and osteopenia are related conditions connected to bone health. Osteopenia can be a precursor to osteoporosis, but that's...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:58 PM
If you need exercise and your dog needs exercise, why not tackle it together? There’s been quite a surge in pet-centric walking events and a quick Internet search offers several Central Florida options. Many gatherings are fundraisers for rescue...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There are days when just the thought of leaving the house seems like a huge effort. Days when you don't feel like getting off the couch, never mind going to the gym. But guess what--if you got out of bed this morning, you jump-started your fitness routine...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Thomas Corbett may never know what if anything from his five years as a heavy-equipment mechanic in the Marine Corps brought on the disease that likely will steal from him the use of nearly every one of his muscles and, sometime in the next several years,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:35 PM
This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak.
Begin a counterclockwise...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Name: Mike Bystol
Name of business: Bystol Performance Center
Describe what you do/sell/serve: Personal training, sports performance, weight loss, boot camps, physical therapy.
What sets you apart from similar...