| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Angie Derry knew that her Essure implants were designed to remain inside her body forever. But two years after a doctor inserted the tiny coils into her fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy, the Rockford mother wants them removed.
Derry, 35, isn't...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
NEW YORK — Early in "Beautiful," the new Carole King musical on Broadway, the prodigious but perennially insecure title character is desperately trying to sell the song "It Might as Well Rain Until September" just by banging it out on the piano....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Stroll the aisles of any pharmacy or "health food" store and you'll see a multitude of herbs and other supplements that claim to boost energy. Soft drinks and so-called energy drinks include these products. Yet there's little or no...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 3:32 PM
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland had just won at Boston College, but Mark Turgeon was barely allowing himself to savor the moment. The Terps’ coach had already moved on to the next game and was fretting about Florida Atlantic, just 40 hours away....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Diuretics are usually prescribed as a first-line treatment for high blood pressure, though many people require additional drugs for blood pressure management, such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs). Diuretics help...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Facing the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows in their office, Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang can catch a glimpse of Staples Center.
To see the future of the NBA they only have to swivel their heads. Whiteboards inside their office are filled with...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
This morning, a press release sailed into journos' mailboxes with a subject line that read in all caps: "The X Factor Continues To Thrive Across The World" (caps left out of this article's text for purely aesthetic purposes).
What the email subject...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:08 PM
As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as...
| Dec 1, 2013
I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS.
Lately, however, I've been...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:16 AM
More than a quarter of drivers reported "being so tired they had a difficult time keeping their eyes open" while recently behind the wheel, despite the fact that most consider the practice "somewhat or completely unacceptable," according to a new study by...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:17 PM
About 400 firefighters continued to battle a blaze along the New Jersey shore Thursday evening, with Gov. Chris Christie reporting that the blaze had destroyed some areas.
Seaside Park -- a community about 80 miles south of New York City with a year-...