| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
And you thought your morning was rough.
Matt Lauer and Al Roker received prostate exams Thursday on "Today" in an effort to build awareness around prostate cancer.
Lauer's urologist, Dr. David Samadi, oversaw both procedures, which took about 35...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:53 PM
With Ohio State and Baylor right behind in the Bowl Championship Series standings, Florida State needed a big win over Wake Forest on Saturday, and got it, 59-3.
It could have been bigger, too, and unseemly, if not for some class shown by Seminoles...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Saturday, photographer-writer and music-journalism fixture Andrew Youssef died after a long, heartbreakingly documented struggle with colon cancer. He was 38.
Since 2006, he had written and shot for his own blog, Amateur Chemist, and publications...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:26 PM
The French composer Claude Debussy once said that, "Music is the space between the notes." Google on Thursday marked the 151st anniversary of Debussy’s birth with a tuneful doodle that offers a certain Parisian flare.
The animated doodle is set on...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Katie Couric is newly engaged to John Molner, her banker boyfriend of nearly two years.
Molner, 50, proposed to Couric, 56, at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, N.Y., according to People magazine, which said he popped for a "spectacular" diamond...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Getting a colonoscopy is not something most people look forward to -- but a new analysis suggests that it's worth it to follow screening recommendations and have the test done every 10 years (or every five for those at high risk.)
Writing in the New...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
CHELMSFORD, Mass. — It's hard work being one of Dr. Damian Folch's diabetic patients.
If a lab test shows high cholesterol, Folch is quick to call or email. No patient can leave the office without scheduling an annual eye exam, a key preventive...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Howard Rogo, who served as one of Simi Valley’s first council members after the city incorporated in 1969, has died. He was 84.
Rogo died May 29 of colon cancer in the Sun City Palm Desert Senior community, his friend Court Baird, who ran...
| May 11, 2009
Folic acid is one of those great public health success stories. In the decade that followed the fortification of cereal grains and other foods, along with educational campaigns, the rate of certain birth defects dropped dramatically.
As studies beginning...
| Sep 8, 2008
The products: Humans have long believed in an almost magical connection between strong flavors and good health. The burn from the hot pepper? It must be energizing the body. The pungent tang of a raw oyster? It must be energizing a very particular part of...
| Apr 27, 2010
| 7:04 PM
A single sigmoidoscopy between ages 55 and 64 can reduce deaths from colorectal cancer by at least 43%, British researchers reported Tuesday.
The results from the first large randomized trial of sigmoidoscopy show that it is a more effective tool than...