| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
By many reports, this spring and early summer have been as bad a season for ticks as ever. I've observed that ticks create a huge ick reaction for most people when they find one crawling on them or attached to a pet. They are nasty looking creatures, no...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Although Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (the alleged 9/11 mastermind) was waterboarded 183 times among several extreme interrogation techniques, he and his CIA captors eventually reached a moderated state. In 2003, though still housed in a “black site&...
| Jul 10, 2013
The warmer weather brings out the bugs and flying insects — and some of them bite and sting. But how do you know if you need to take a Benadryl, rush to the emergency room or just put some ice on the sting or bite? We talked to Dr. David Zich, a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A slew of nonsurgical body contouring treatments promising to zap inches on your lunch hour has taken off recently, ushering a flood of new patients — many of them men — into doctors' offices.
However not all of these treatments, touted on...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Many people know compression socks as those thick white tubes patients must wear after surgery to prevent blood clots when they are stuck in bed.
But a different type of compression sock, called graduated compression hosiery, is geared toward everyday...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Our muscles and organs are divided into compartments held together by connective tissue. Damage to the compartments can cause a condition called compartment syndrome, which can cause painful swelling. Dr. Daryl Osbahr, an orthopedic surgeon at Union...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Displaying his characteristic courage, Zach Lederer bravely attempts to recreate the notorious strongman pose — biceps flexed and fists clenched — that turned a 2012 photo of his steely-eyed resolve to fight cancer into an Internet craze...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:36 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than a decade after treatment, the average woman who has had breast cancer seems about as satisfied with her life as women who never had the disease, according to a new Canadian study.
"It's been recognized for a long...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I use hydrocortisone cream for my bug bites. It works, but is there something else to manage this or the pain and itch? Me and my kids get bit frequently and I don't like the idea of "taking a bath" in chemical creams. — K.K.,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Chobani recall? Not officially, but 15 flavors of the popular American brand of Greek yogurt have been voluntarily pulled off store shelves after customers reported certain cups appeared to be swelling.
The company has not issued an official recall,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Parents soon become experts in interpreting their babies’ cries and are quick to note unusual behavior and symptoms. When intermittent loud crying is followed by symptoms including a bloody stool, vomiting, a lump in the abdomen, lethargy, diarrhea,...