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Food/Nutrition Columnist

( - Red and Green are traditional holiday colors but they also signal some of nature’s most power-packed foods. Make an effort to add healthy red and green foods to your meals and snacks during this hectic holiday season.

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:13:46 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - This column has run several articles on the subject of diabetes, and now focuses on a much-neglected area:  Type 2 diabetics who are not fat; or as they are popularly called:  “Skinny type 2s.”

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:10:59 AM

News : National

( - SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Some of the hottest toys this year may not be the best gift for your child.

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:35:59 PM


( - WASHINGTON, DC — Nobody wants to spend the holiday season in the emergency room. But, the nation’s emergency physicians will be there when you need them anytime.

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:56:08 PM

Health Tips

( - With problems such as wrist sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis, it’s easy to see why wrist pain is a very common ailment. But there is a multitude of other achy wrist conditions, too.

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:16:51 PM

Stress Issues

( - When you catch a nasty cold, curling up in bed to sleep may be the only activity you can manage.

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:33:56 AM


( - Bethesda, Md. —Muscle paralysis rapidly causes inflammation in nearby bone marrow, which may promote the formation of large cells that break down bone, a new study finds.

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:25:52 AM

Diabetes Issues

( - MAYWOOD, IL. - Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:18:25 AM


( - Researchers at the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust have discovered the role that they play in preparing the womb for pregnancy.

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:11:55 AM

Pain Issues

( - CHICAGO - Genetics may play a role in determining whether patients experience chronic pain after surgery, suggests a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:06:32 AM


( -  Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date.

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:56:21 AM


( - TAMPA, Fla. — Men infected with HPV16, the type responsible for most HPV-related cancers, are 20 times more likely to be reinfected with the same type of HPV after one year.

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:34:12 AM

Aging Issues

( - La Jolla, Calif.,  – A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury.

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:21:22 AM


( - Scientists at Johns Hopkins have used supercomputers to create an atomic scale map that tracks how the signaling chemical glutamate binds to a neuron in the brain.

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:15:43 AM

Cancer Issues

( - ANN ARBOR, Michigan — It turns out Thor, the Norse god of thunder and the Marvel superhero, has special powers when it comes to cancer too.

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:08:36 AM

Children's Health

( - Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber....

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:56:50 AM

Medicare Issues

( - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma today announced that the agency has taken immediate steps and is monitoring conditions in support of California residents displaced and recovering from the wildfires ravaging southern portions of the state.

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:49:34 AM

News : National

( - The mere thought of holiday traditions brings smiles to most people’s faces and elicits feelings of sweet anticipation and nostalgia.

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:37:40 PM

News : National

( - Choking occurs when a foreign object becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe, blocking the flow of air. In adults, a piece of food often is the culprit. Young children often swallow small objects.

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:44:36 AM

Heart Health

( - The holiday season is a time of celebration and excess, but too much salt, caffeine and alcohol can lead to a little-known condition called "holiday heart" that can have drastic consequences.

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:36:04 AM


( - A small-molecule inhibitor tested by researchers at Yale and Stanford may be the answer to blocking the spread of harmful mosquito-borne pathogens, including Zika and dengue viruses

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:25:14 AM

Children's Health

( - Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season to look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe.

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:12:18 AM

Children's Health

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed....

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:03:48 AM

Pain Issues

( - West Orange, NJ, December 14, 2017 – Back pain accompanied by pain radiating down one or both legs is sciatica – right?

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:54:22 AM


( - MADISON, Wis. — In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation.

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:38:25 AM

Headache Issues

( - MINNEAPOLIS – Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:26:53 AM


( - Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:20:02 AM

Obesity Issues

( - Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can lower obesity and overweight prevalence

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:12:57 AM

Children's Health

( - Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:04:41 AM

Weather Issues

( - Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints. Unjustly so, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.

Dec 14, 2017 - 9:49:37 AM

News : National

( - A close look at the complex systems that keep us functioning can inspire awe. Such is the case with the body's complicated temperature-regulating mechanism.

Dec 14, 2017 - 9:24:52 AM


( - Every day doctors become detectives as they diagnose and treat a variety of medical issues. While many of these are open-and-shut cases, some aren't.

Dec 14, 2017 - 9:16:41 AM

Weather Issues

( - So you went out in the cold with wet hair. Now, as your Mom may have warned, you're bound to get sick. Right? Wrong.

Dec 14, 2017 - 9:06:19 AM

Weather Issues

( - When snowflakes swirl and the wind chills to the bone, warm woolen mittens may top your list of favorite things. But when the mitts come off and you're still offering a cold handshake....

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:55:39 AM

Weather Issues

( - The downside of resolving to exercise more is that just about everyone else is doing the same thing.

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:46:58 AM


( - Eating healthfully and incorporating physical activity into your daily routine can be challenging in the best of circumstances.

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:35:59 AM

Food and Nutrition

( - Everyone knows that we need vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies healthy. But how do you know when you aren't meeting your body's needs?

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:24:02 AM

Suicide Issues

( - People who have been treated for attempted suicide or suicidal behaviour have a much shorter life expectancy and usually die of non-suicide-related causes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University in Sweden published in the scientific journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica reports.

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:14:14 AM

Children's Health

( - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – While many kids will be hoping that Santa will leave a high tech gift of some sort under their Christmas trees, one little boy in Wellersburg, Pa.,....

Dec 13, 2017 - 2:06:57 PM

News : National

( - The plane had reached cruising altitude and the flight attendants were serving drinks when suddenly, the routine trip from Minneapolis to Phoenix took a dramatic turn.

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:48:52 PM

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