| Jul 24, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Zsa Zsa Gabor is âdoing a little betterâ but still in critical condition, her husband said Saturday morning. Gabor fell at her home last week and had hip surgery Monday. Her husband, FrÃ©dÃ©ric Prinz von Anhalt, said that Gabor, who......
| Oct 9, 2010
| 11:52 AM
The country is down to onededicated, prescription obesity medication -- the not-too-pleasantXenical -- since Friday's announcement that Meridiawill be removed from the market due to an increased risk ofheart problems among people with cardiovascular...
| Nov 22, 2010
It's frighteningly easy to drop a couple of hundred dollars on a holiday present. If you're considering spending big money on a health-related gift, you'll want to make sure that it will do something besides take up space in the gift bag.
| Dec 12, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich
Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch and Maggie Nelson: Cotner and Fitch, authors of "Ten Walks/Two Talks," will be joined for a reading and signing with author/poet Nelson ("Bluets"). Family, 436 N....
| Dec 13, 2010
I was deeply saddened with the Institute of Medicine report that we are a healthy nation in regard to our calcium and vitamin D intakes ["Sweeping Away the Hype About Vitamin D," Dec. 6]. As a physician keenly interested in my patients' nutrition status...
| Dec 19, 2010
"Papa," Aurelio told me, "I want to touch the moon!"
This was more than the fanciful thinking of a 5-year-old. On a father-son trip last month to watch the launch of the space shuttle, Aurelio did touch the moon — a small piece displayed at the...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 1:50 PM
With more than 110,000 people awaiting the gift of an organ in the United States, health professionals know they can ill afford to squander the chance that a grieving family will say "yes" to organ donation. And yet, in this season of gift-giving, two new...
| Dec 19, 2010
The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Scribner: 572 pp., $30
Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies," a remarkable history of the 4,000-year-old war on cancer, shines a focused beam of light on a disease...
| Dec 20, 2010
"Holistic nutrition." You may not know the term, but you've surely heard its claims. Among other things, holistic nutritionists (or HNs, as they call themselves) may teach that fluoride and pesticides are lethal, that most diseases and detrimental...
| Jan 3, 2011
What does it cost to stop smoking?
For just about anyone, less than it does to keep smoking. Many smokers burn through thousands of dollars each year buying cigarettes alone. Then there are peripheral costs like breath mints, extra trips to the dry...
| Apr 25, 2011
It's hard to feel upbeat about spring weather if you suffer from seasonal allergies. While other people can spend all day outside without a sniffle, you can barely look at a field of grass or an oak tree without turning into a watery, miserable mess....