| Mar 23, 2010
| 1:02 PM
Cesarean deliveries have risen steeply nationwide over the last 15 years. In some parts of the country, women are denied the option to try for a vaginal birth after cesarean.
An independent panel of women's health experts said recently that more U.S....
| Apr 26, 2010
In my first pregnancy 21/2 years ago, I was induced at 39 weeks, labored for 29 hours, and ended up with an emergency C-section when I failed to make any progress toward actually giving birth. Since then, I have paid close attention to the vaginal-birth-...
| Apr 5, 2010
The key to saving a heart attack victim's life is to resume the flow of oxygen-rich blood through the patient's heart by opening coronary arteries blocked by plaque. Coronary angioplasty offers a nonsurgical method of opening the arteries and restoring...
| Nov 8, 2010
You've heard the claims: Chocolate evokes that loving feeling. Eating fish makes you smarter. Pure carbs calm you down. If you are what you eat, as they say, then it certainly stands to reason that food can influence mood and brain power.
| Jun 7, 2010
HOW TO USE IT
— Use enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass, advises the American Academy of Dermatology, though larger people should adjust accordingly. Most people apply a quarter to half of the recommended amount of sunscreen, which lowers the...
| Jun 12, 2010
Dr. Harvey Itano, whose studies on sickle cell disease marked the first time that a disease had been linked to a specific molecular defect and who later became the first Japanese American elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, died May 8...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 12:04 PM
A failed anti-rejection drug got a new purpose and a new lease on commercial life Wednesday as the Food and Drug Administration approved the medication fingolimod -- to be marketed as Gilenya -- to slow the progression of disability in multiple...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Dec 22, 2010
Eugene Goldwasser, the biochemist who isolated and purified the anti- anemia protein erythropoietin — arguably the most important biological drug since insulin — died Friday at his home in Chicago of kidney failure associated with prostate...
| Jul 7, 2010
Dr. Robert N. Butler, a gerontologist who pioneered the study of aging, founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school and received the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal book on healthy aging, died...
| Aug 23, 2010
Fifteen years ago, I gained the dreaded "freshman 15" — times two. I packed on 30 pounds in what felt like a blink of an eye. Sophomore year, things were going to change. I adopted a Spartan regime: limiting my calories and fat intake, emulating...