| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Anthem Blue Cross wants people to eat better. And to help its members make more healthful food choices, the insurance giant is sending out money-saving coupons.
For ice cream.
And processed sandwich meat.
And mayonnaise. And canned vegetables.
| Jul 14, 2012
Take two slices of cherry pie and call me in the morning.
OK. That's not quite the advice doctors are wont to give. But it might make at least a sliver of sense.
Cherry pie contains the same sort of anti-inflammatory compounds as aspirin and other non-...
| Jul 21, 2012
Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological.
"Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:23 PM
"I have eclectic fans because I've had a very eclectic career. When someone comes up to me, they may be from the days of 'The Chosen'; it may be completely from Broadway," says actor Robby Benson. "So I'm never sure what might surprise them the most....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK -- It’s not often that a Twinkie earns a bit of praise from a nutrition expert, or that a hefty elected official confesses his food vices before a room packed with spectators and the media.
But nothing was routine as New York’s Board...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Almost half of all babies born in the United States -- 47.2% to be exact -- are still breastfeeding at 6 months, and the rate at which mothers are initiating breastfeeding of their newborns has had its highest jump in a decade, the Centers for Disease...
| Apr 27, 2012
What's to like about taxes? Most people view them at best as a necessary evil to help pay for robust government services — a public benefit. But cigarette taxes are an anomaly. In their case, the tax itself is a public benefit. Proposition 29, which...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:34 AM
NEW DELHI -- The death Thursday of one of the last senior leaders of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime before his trial concluded underscores flaws in the war-crimes tribunal process that threaten to undermine the pursuit of global justice,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy — a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Irony is the main entrée in the news this week: An unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas died of a heart attack Monday. John Alleman, 52, who scoffed at healthy heart warnings by waving in customers outside the downtown eatery while...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Anthem Blue Cross may be breaking California law by requiring some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy, according to the state attorney general's office.
Anthem, the state's largest for-profit health insurer,...