| Dec 5, 2013
Those who aren't depressed sometimes wonder why those who are won't just snap out of it. However, depression is a serious illness that comes in many forms and is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological and psychological factors....
| Dec 7, 2013
Every morning I am greeted by Facebook friends complaining of sleepless nights or awakenings. I know the feeling — as do many other Americans.
In a 2005 survey of 1,506 Americans by the National Sleep Foundation, 54 percent reported at least one...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Jose Baez is now representing the father of 19-year-old allegedly killed in a witness murder plot by a defendant who was being monitored by Orange County's flawed home confinement program.
In an interview today, Baez said that he plans to represent...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Q: I have been using Saigon cinnamon for about two months as a supplement to my diet and medication for diabetes. I put it in coffee, cereal or oatmeal (at least one of these each morning). I have found that a sprinkle of cinnamon daily keeps my blood...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Q: Who would have dreamed that the very odd suggestion of vinegar in water would actually work for heartburn? I tried several home remedies (including pickled ginger and ginger tea), but they didn't help.
After a bad acid-reflux episode one night, I bit...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Q: I read on your website about women desperate to reduce their libido. I used to suffer from the same unwelcome sexual desires. I think my sex drive was due to excess testosterone.
I fixed this problem by drinking spearmint tea in the morning and the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Q: I am a registered nurse who works with frail elderly patients. When a caregiver told me about sugar to heal the constant skin tears we see, I thought she was nuts. But it worked far better than anything I have seen in 20 years of nursing. These...
| Aug 21, 2013
About 50 percent of Americans use alternative medicine — and 10 percent use it on their children, according to Paul Offit, author of the new book, "Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine." (HarperCollins).
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Molly Halper never dreamed she'd consume her baby's placenta, an organ that serves as a link between mother and fetus and is usually discarded after birth.
"My husband and I used to make jokes" about people who did that, said Halper, who lives in...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Q: My acupuncturist recommended the probiotic Lactobacillus GG for my recurrent depression. After a week, it seems to be making a difference. It also has helped with my intermittent nighttime reflux. Have you ever heard of probiotics for depression?
| Aug 4, 2013
For most people, attending a relative's wedding is a happy occasion. But for one Highland Park couple, seeing their son socialize and dance qualified as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
"Ethan was just so appropriate ... so engaged in life," said Rebecca...