| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:23 PM
I've suffered from insomnia for years. I've suffered from it for so long that I didn't realize I had it until I met my husband and started sleeping next to him. There we would be in bed. Me talking. Him saying, "um hum." I kept complaining that he...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:01 AM
Part of an ongoing series on health claims.
Claim: Tart cherry juice can be a natural solution for insomnia, according to CherryPharm, which produces a tart cherry juice product called CheriBundi.
Reality: The idea that cherry juice can help promote...
| Dec 6, 2010
If "'Tis the season to be jolly'" isn't quite resonating with you, it's possible you're experiencing symptoms of a winter-related form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Symptoms can appear as early as August and as late as January,...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 9:20 PM
Q: We bought our 8-year-old dog, Callie, from a local family, and we're still in touch. I've often wondered if Callie would recognize a sibling. Is this possible? — J.K., Cyberspace
A: All these years later, the chance your dog would recognize a...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 5:46 AM
SOUTH BEND — As the snow continues piling up outside, people suffering from the "winter blues" could potentially benefit from a new indoor sanctuary, of sorts, at Memorial Hospital.
Memorial's Health Discovery Center, which is on the sixth floor at...
| Sep 9, 2011
Lazy Larry dietary supplements look and taste like fudge brownies. They contain some of the same ingredients, including flour, trans fats, sugar and oil. And until recently they could be found among the snack foods in convenience stores.
But the brown...
| Nov 16, 2011
We are a nation plagued by sleeplessness. According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 million to 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems that can negatively affect health, alertness and safety....
| May 17, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Mayors in two Massachusetts cities want to ban Lazy Cakes, brownies laced with the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, because the psychedelic packaging with a cartoon brownie may be enticing to children, according to news reports.
Lazy Cakes, sold at some...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:07 AM
It is a common knowledge that we need a good amount of sleep to function at our best, but reality is that very few of us actually get the sleep we need. With the long list of what life demands from us in today’s world, sleep seems to be moving...