| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Constipation hits everybody at some point. The uncomfortable condition can be caused by many things, including a bad diet and dehydration. Dr. Vaibhav A. Parekh, director of Medstar Harbor Primary Care, talks about how to prevent and treat constipation,...
| Mar 15, 2012
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The Israeli drama “Footnote” was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars. Not only did it not deserve to win (the brilliant Iranian film “A Separation” took the prize) but it...
| Nov 7, 2012
The term "pelvic floor" was not part of polite conversation a generation ago, when women with pelvic floor disorders, or PFDs, often suffered in silence.
Fortunately for the millions of women who know this acronym all too well, times have changed....
| Jul 4, 2012
Q: Every time my 2-year-old granddaughter feels a bowel movement coming, she does everything she can to hold it in. She cries and is obviously in a lot of pain, but she refuses to go. A warm bath sometimes helps, but not always. Could there be something...
| Feb 15, 2012
Jaylin was a real trooper, learning to go the night without an accident by age 2. But when she turned 3, the Aurora girl started having nighttime accidents again and periodically wet her pants during the day.
Though the girl's mom has tried withholding...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Nearly everyone has at least rolled their eyes while going through airport security, now an Alaska lawmaker -- who had a bad experience -- wants to tell the Transportation Security Administration "hands off."
Last year, State Rep. Sharon Cissna (D-...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:15 PM
When your child complains of a stomachache, you want to help. Maybe you worry that the tummy trouble is a sign of something serious. It could be, but most tummy aches in children call for nothing more than a little rest.
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2010
Long before Dr. Ho's Digestive Detox kits appeared on late night infomercials, various methods of internal cleansing, from fasting to purgative herbs, had been practiced.
It's no secret that toxins are all around us. The Environmental Working Group's...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Here's your we-belong-together Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- Chase bank is getting tougher on checking-account customers. The bank is basically saying that customers who don't earn a lot of dinero may soon have to pay......
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Statewide MSA testing is underway in the public schools this week, and the state's instructors have received their memo on how to handle a weather emergency, should one occur, in order to avoid disruption of the tests. A teacher (not the one......