| Aug 5, 2010
The audience wasn't happy. Its members — private citizens, healthcare professionals and advocates for the elderly — had gathered to hear a report on how to prevent Alzheimer's; instead, they were told that, in fact, nothing has been proved...
| Aug 3, 2010
A Maryland medical group has started treating autistic children in South Florida with shots of a drug used for chemical castration, a therapy widely panned by mainstream experts.
The group gives children the cancer drug Lupron to stop their bodies from...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 7:54 AM
Patients with pre-existing medical conditions who currently can't get health insurance will soon be able to get coverage from a new state program.
Starting next month, people can apply for the new coverage called the Pre-existing Insurance Plan. It is...
| Aug 11, 2010
We know that a Mediterranean Diet is good for the body: it's been strongly linked with a lower risk of cancer, heart disease and overall mortality. But it's also been shown to be good for the mind: even a moderate adherence to a Mediterranean style diet...
| Aug 5, 2010
Heart health depends in no small part on diet and exercise, but genes are also crucial. Now, scientists involved in a massive genetic study have come a step closer to understanding the role of the latter, identifying 95 DNA regions associated with...
| Aug 9, 2010
As the world's most-prescribed class of medications, statins indisputably qualify for the commercial distinction of "blockbuster." About 24 million Americans take the drugs — marketed under such commercial names as Pravachol, Mevacor, Lipitor, Zocor...
| Aug 12, 2010
I am looking forward to September. That's when my kid starts first grade. This is a momentous occasion in our house, but not for the reasons you might suspect. Yeah, the little one is becoming a big girl.
But the real reason I'm looking forward to...
| Aug 16, 2010
Like all industries, the herbal weight-loss business moves in cycles. Less than a decade ago, the stimulant herb ephedra was one of the stars of the scene. It sped up metabolism and weight loss, but it also raised the heart rate and, in some cases, caused...
| Aug 16, 2010
Doctors are testing pills that allergy sufferers can melt in their mouths and that, ideally, will train their bodies to ignore the plant pollen, dust and animal dander blowing in the South Florida wind.
No one is using the word "cure," but doctors...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:21 PM
Through his long and storied basketball coaching career, Smith has been around quite a few special talents.
He appeared in Indianapolis supporting one he never got to coach, but still holds a special place in his heart.
"You're bonded with someone...
| Aug 18, 2010
There is a common myth that if you stop exercising, your muscle will turn to fat—but this is simply not true. That should be good news for those of you who might have fallen off the exercise wagon. Even better news for those who train with weights...