| Feb 26, 2010
As a society, we are watching more television and doing less exercise than we should, with increasingly adverse effects on our health.
The reasons our patients give us for their TV watching include: "I work hard and need TV to relax," "Why should I...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 6:21 PM
Products called chelators that are sold over the counter as treatments for autism, heart disease and other conditions are dangerous and illegal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a crackdown announced Thursday.
The chemicals, which help...
| Jan 6, 2010
Smoking raises the risk of diabetes, but new research indicates that -- at least in the short term -- kicking the habit increases the risk even more.
The problem is not really quitting smoking. It's the pounds most people pack on when they give up...
| Jan 20, 2010
The Associated Press reported Friday that country fiddler-guitarist Charlie Daniels is recovering after suffering a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Daniels, 73, suffered the stroke Jan. 15 and was treated at...
| Feb 8, 2010
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
What It Is and Causes
CAD is a condition...
| Feb 15, 2010
| 1:45 PM
LOS ANGELES -- People who live within 100 meters of Los Angeles freeways develop atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, at twice the rate of those who live farther away, it was reported today.
The study by USC and UC Berkeley researchers and...
| Mar 17, 2010
| 2:33 PM
My children hate needles — in that dread-filled way of kids who have been stuck once too often — and getting them to the doctor for shots or a blood test can be quite an ordeal. They never downright refuse to go, but there's always plenty of...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Multiple small meals and regular exercise are prescriptions for good health. Then comes Thanksgiving — one giant late-afternoon feast that's often preceded by long hours of travel and accompanied by more hours of football watching.
What's a person...
| Jan 2, 2011
Dear Pharmacist: I read your Facebook post about improving memory with B vitamins. Can you elaborate more one day? — C.K., Nashville, Tenn.
Dear C.K.: Most people know that ginkgo, vinpocetine, eleuthero and acetyl-L carnitine support memory...