| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Can a vegetarian diet add years to your life?
A new study suggests the answer could be yes. After examining the health records of 73,308 people for an average of nearly six years, researchers discovered that vegetarians were 12% less likely to die...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Thom McDaniels is no stranger to surgery. As a longtime athlete and high school football coach, he's spent years putting his knees through the wringer. After injuring his right knee again during football practice, he was told by an orthopedic surgeon that...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
About 11% of Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant, making the drugs the most widely used medication in the United States. And with more than 51 million in-patient surgeries performed annually in the United States, a substantial overlap between the...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In up-all-night, work-work-work America, a prescription medication like modafinil was sure to make major inroads from the get-go.
And, whether you call this novel stay-awake drug by its commercial names -- Provigil and Nuvigil -- or by its plain-Jane...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Attention dieters: If you want to maximize your chances of success, don’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach.
So says a new JAMA Internal Medicine study from two members of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, where researchers...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:09 PM
If you thought it was hard getting a doctor's appointment now, just wait until 30 million more Americans join the line. Nearly 3 in 4 California counties already lack a sufficient number of family physicians, and by 2020 the U.S. faces an estimated...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 1:17 PM
A Long Beach hospital charged Jo Ann Snyder $6,707 for a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. But because she had health insurance with Blue Shield of California, her share was much less: $2,336.
Then Snyder tripped across one of the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Rapper Heavy D died last month of a blood clot to the lung that was likely formed during a long flight home from London, where he performed a tribute to Michael Jackson, according to the coroner's chief of operations....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:16 PM
If primary care doctors build intensive counseling programs to help their obese patients exercise, lose weight and get healthy, will they work? A new study finds that for half the population, at least, they will. For men and women alike, results will be...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:13 PM
A California appellate court ruled Thursday that a judge erred when he threw out convictions against Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer and psychiatrist in a trial related to the death of the actress-model from prescription drugs. The ruling sends the case......
| Feb 27, 2012
Rebecca's cancer was born in her bone marrow. Her abnormal blood cells soon broke free of their nest, sailing down the rivers of her arteries and veins to seed her liver, lungs and brain with malignancy.
Chemotherapy for her metastatic acute myeloid...