| Oct 14, 2010
Today's pediatricians are far busier counseling overweight children. But underweight children - often fussy eaters who have little interest in food - can be just as frustrating and worrisome.
Parents think they know the solution: more food. But that's...
| May 6, 2010
Free-range chicken, we can all agree, is a good thing. Free-range parenting? Oy vey.
The movement was launched in 2008 by New York mom Lenore Skenazy, who let her 9-year-old son ride the subway alone and then wrote a column about it in The New York Sun....
| May 13, 2010
Sunscreen can help prevent those painful episodes of childhood sunburn, a risk factor for skin cancer later in life. But although sunscreen is recommended for infants older than six months by everyone from the National Institutes of Health to the American...
| May 11, 2010
Walgreens will begin selling personal genetic testing kits this month.
The Deerfield-based drug store chain has an agreement with Pathway Genomics to sell the test kits under the brand Insight starting in mid-May, according to the San Diego-based...
| Jun 10, 2010
Looking for a way to slim down so you can fit into that bikini? Healthy weight loss isn't easy, mostly because it requires significant lifestyle changes. But it is possible, and it's worth it in the long run.
The basic principle of weight loss remains...
| May 27, 2010
Bring on the beach days and lazy picnics: Summer has arrived. But be careful. Too much of a good thing can be deadly.
More than 300 people die each year from heat-related diseases—and thousands get very sick, according to the Centers for Disease...
| Apr 26, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS - If anyone had asked me if there was such a thing as aerobics for yogis, I'd send them packing with a lecture about dippy oxymorons. But that was before last month, when I tried Lisa Van Ahn's IntenSati class at the Calhoun Beach Club in...
| Jun 2, 2010
I have had pes planus, or flat feet, all my life, and the condition never stopped me from doing anything I wanted to do. Like most people, I never thought of it as a serious medical problem. That was until last year, when the pain got so bad I could...
| Jun 12, 2010
A high-level federal public health committee Friday declined to recommend a change in restrictions on blood donations by gay men, but it proposed research that could eventually allow some currently barred men to give blood.
In voting 9 to 6 against...
| Jun 21, 2010
Density. It's a less obvious feature of the female breast than, say, size. But at least when it comes to good health, it's probably more important.
In fact, it just might be the greatest cancer risk you've never heard of.
Study after study has found...
| Jun 10, 2010
Pregnant women should limit their intake of canned foods and drinks, according to a report that finds 92 percent of food from metal cans is contaminated with an estrogen-like chemical called BPA, or bisphenol A.
The chemical is used in countless...