| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:56 AM
Q: I am 70 years old and have been taking lecithin for more than 35 years. When the doctor viewed images of my arteries, he was amazed to find no plaque or calcification deposits of any kind. He said I had the arteries of a 20-year-old. My heart doctor...
| Oct 18, 2012
A 17-year-old sports fan I know named Evan who survived a rare form of heart cancer still wore his yellow Livestrong bracelet to school Wednesday.
To the socially attuned teenager, the rubber wristband always will represent the strength it required to...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Taking a multivitamin may help prevent cancer in healthy middle-aged men, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:57 PM
— A system and method that should rightfully have led to a complete revolt by now instead has the Philadelphia Eagles seemingly tighter than ever, blindly loyal and determined to hold hands while riding right over the cliff that coach Andy Reid is...
| May 13, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Ella Johnson thought she was done raising kids. Then one night her daughter, asleep in bed with her 1-year-old son, died of a heart condition, and Johnson suddenly found herself mothering a grieving grandchild who clung to the picture of his dead mother....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Chiropractor Alan K. Sokoloff, who was mentioned in a recent story about meningitis, stated that "lots of times, primary care doctors ... go the extreme route" ("Outbreak spotlights back pain treatment," Nov. 5). Lots? How many?
I offer the kind of...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:42 AM
A birth control gel for men sharply lowered sperm counts with few side effects, researchers reported Tuesday. The gel, containing testosterone and a synthetic progestin called Nestorone, will require substantially more testing, but it has the potential to...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 12:33 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday approved a new diet drug from San Diego's Arena Pharmaceuticals. It's the first diet drug approved in more than a decade.
Belviq, or lorcaserin hydrochloride is to be combined with a reduced-...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new drug Wednesday to help people battle chronic obesity.
Used in conjuction with a healthy diet and exercise, the drug Belviq will help people lose weight by activating a receptor in the brain that will...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:23 AM
NEW YORK -- Some people who suffer from chronic weight issues may soon get some help from a pill.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday approved Belviq, or lorcaserin hydrochloride, to be combined with a reduced-calorie diet and...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Back pain. Eighty percent of us have it at some point, and it's notoriously hard to treat because the source of the pain can involve the muscles, ligaments, joints or tendons.
Yoga, acupuncture, massage, herbs and spinal manipulation can be effective,...