| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes thyroid nodules? Does having them mean I'm at risk for thyroid cancer?
ANSWER: There are a variety of reasons why thyroid nodules may develop. In most cases, however, these nodules are benign, and the risk for developing...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:30 PM
You know an unhealthy diet can make you fat, but new research suggests it can sap your motivation too.
In a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, researchers at UCLA found that rats fed a diet low in fat but high in simple sugars and...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Even though I smelled bad enough to knock a buzzard off a gut pile, the people in the medical tent of the 2013 Victoria Marathon were kind and caring. One paramedic even let me use his cell to make a long-distance call to my wife, who was watching via...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:25 PM
To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside.
People who loaded up on light exposure at the beginning of the day were most likely to have a lower body mass index, according to a study...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Scientists and physicians who study the treatment of obesity have been puzzled for some years over bariatric surgery and its benefits.”Stomach stapling” surgery was long seen as a “plumbing adjustment” that prompts weight loss by...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Pacific Prime Health Insurance
Like all organs and systems in the human body, the hormones secreted by the thyroid gland must remain in balance to maintain good health. In simple terms, the thyroid's job is to release a...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:18 AM
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is covering the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, so he wasn't available to slow jam the news on Jimmy Fallon's third episode of "The Tonight Show," but he was able to do the next best thing. Using snippets from dozens of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Seven years after his controversial exit, Isaiah Washington is heading back to "Grey's Anatomy."
Oh, but it will be a short visit to Seattle Grace. The actor, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama, will reprise his role in one episode...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Saturday’s inaugural Kulcha Shok Surf and Muzik Festival was created by Coconut Grove native and surfer Lance O to promote the reggae music and beach-culture vibe encouraged for nearly two decades by his record label based in Miami. That it’...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend for a second year of showing off country music’s biggest names, including Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert and Hank Williams Jr. The...