| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:54 PM
When I received my second diagnosis of breast cancer in November, it came with good and bad news.
The good was that, unlike the first — Stage 3 cancer— this one was in the early stages. No chemotherapy or radiation would be required. The bad...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the early 1920s, a polio epidemic was sweeping the country, causing countless children to suffer, and their families to be faced with finding long-term medical care. At the same time, a fraternal organization, Shriners...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It's funny sometimes who considers us their friend.
A reader in the Midwest writes to tell me that one of her neighbors who considers my reader a friend runs a service business out of her home but has not reported any income for tax purposes for at least...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds The New York Times has a fascinating front page story today about the intersection of industries that thrive off of women hating their bodies. The piece explains how large-busted, small-waisted and long-legged mannequins have become...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Images of an expertly sculpted nose on a Chinese man's forehead may be shocking to many, but plastic surgeons say the use of forehead tissue for nasal reconstructive surgery dates back thousands of years.
The practice of using flaps of tissue from...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: I have a friend who was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. What is this disorder and what causes it?
A: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a distressing form of self-consciousness. Those with it focus intensely on their appearance. They look...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:23 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Getting that nose job could boost your self-esteem and quality of life, according to a new report. But the evidence is a bit shaky, researchers looking at studies of people who had plastic surgery found.
The report's lead...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:43 AM
"Beliebers," as they're called, are known for their hardcore dedication to pop idol Justin Bieber, but it seems one 33-year-old man may have out Beliebed the star's entire teeny-bopper fan base.
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Toby Sheldon spent...
| May 6, 2013
If your super-plumping mascara doesn’t seem to be doing the trick to achieve fuller, longer eyelashes, there may be a larger issue at stake. Eyelashes decrease in length by almost 50 percent from our 20s to our 40s, according to Dr. Gabriel Chiu,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It looks like Tiger Woods will have one less fan in his gallery next season, as girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, the greatest U.S. women's skier in history, will take part this weekend in the U.S. Ski Team's training camp in Portillo, Chile, six months after...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:29 PM
SEATTLE — What is it about a face that causes people to accept it as "normal"? Or to be disturbed, if somehow it is not?
For those who suffer from facial deformities, this is more than an idle question.
As it turns out, psychologists have come...