| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:44 PM
You're not alone if you've developed pain in your feet since the temperatures outside have dropped.
"Colder weather makes you realize there's a problem," says Dr. Jim Ioli, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School. "You're no...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:48 PM
The conversation between father and son seemed like hundreds they had before. Ralph Montalvo can't remember the specifics of what he talked about with his 21-year-old son, only how Rafi Montalvo sounded on the other end of the cell phone.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:05 AM
I am a cheapskate. Frugal is a nicer word, but the truth is I can pinch a penny till Abe gets bruises. So of course I brought my skin-flintiest spirit to my recent renovation of my powder room.
The room had long bugged me, with its outdated vanity,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:24 AM
When 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick leapt off an abandoned cement plant in Lakeland, Fla., on Sept. 10, her death was ruled a suicide and instantly became a national tragedy. Tuesday, police announced the arrest of two classmates, ages 12 and 14, for...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:49 PM
Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With macho-sounding names like Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and the Spartan Race, obstacle course races have turned mud, sweat and tears into a flood of revenue.
Over the last year, obstacle races have surpassed marathons in popularity, with an...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The police found her at an abandoned cement plant at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. They were too late.
There were a few different ledges at the plant from which 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, of Lakeland, Fla., could have jumped. One ledge reached up about 19...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Janet Napolitano has a message for the next head of the Department of Homeland Security: “You will need a large bottle of Advil.”
In a farewell speech Tuesday, Napolitano gave a wide-ranging defense of her 4½f years as head of one of the...
| Aug 22, 2013
Every woman has her essential cosmetic item, the one beauty supply she’ll never be without.
For most of the women we talked to in our completely unscientific online poll, the one essential item is lip balm.
Everyday, ordinary lip balm....
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Bucky Lasek stands atop the vert ramp hunched forward, right hand on his skateboard.
Above his tidy brown chin strip and mustache, deep lines crease his cheeks. He watches other boarders drop in at practice Wednesday.
Tom Schaar, 13. Mitchie Brusco,...