| Apr 2, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Joseph Sheppard has an IQ above 130. Ask him about his life or worldview and he'll start drawing connections to cosmology and quantum mechanics. He'll toss around names of great intellectuals -- Nietzsche, Spinoza -- as if they're as culturally relevant...
| Apr 5, 2012
Melinda Barron had been thinking about weight loss surgery for years--her mother died in 2005 at the age of 62.
Melinda said her mom weighed a bit more than 300 pounds and had type 2 diabetes.
"When mom died my whole point was okay, I'm losing weight...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's vision for health-care reform could have resulted in a much better law had it not been for congressional decrees at the start that a single-payer system was "off the table." But guess what has appeared back on the table during the...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:00 PM
A new survey of integrative medicine centers shows that the most commonly treated ailments are chronic pain, gastrointestinal conditions, depression and anxiety, cancer and chronic stress.
The survey was conducted at 29 centers, including the...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Is chocolate really good for your heart? Studies show a little, in moderation, may be beneficial.
The cocoa bean is rich in a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids. Flavonoids help protect plants from environmental toxins and help...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Businesses, especially health care organizations, are within their rights to refuse to hire anyone who smokes.
A decade ago bans on hiring smokers were rare. Alaska Airlines, Turner Broadcasting, Florida's Gulf Power and some law enforcement agencies...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:41 PM
An audit into the Kansas Bioscience Authority shows misuse of taxpayer funds, and a cover-up of evidence.
Since the KBA was created in 2004, lawmakers have given the agency more than a half billion dollars to bring bioscience companies to Kansas and...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 2:24 PM
An outside audit of the Kansas Bioscience Authority and the computer used by its former president has found evidence of document destruction, misuse of funds and policy violations on more than $570,000 in expenditures.
Investigators from BKD Forensics...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 5:17 PM
(AP) The former president of the Kanas Bioscience Authority destroyed computer files, misused agency funds and misled the authority's board of directors about the nature of a relationship with a female assistant whom he later married, according to an...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:02 PM
Johns Hopkins Hospital lost its coveted spot as the nation's top-ranked hospital for the first time in 22 years, edged out by Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital in the latest analysis by U.S. News & World Report to be released Tuesday.
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:42 AM
SAN DIEGO -- UC San Diego Medical Center was ranked as the best hospital in San Diego County and fifth best in California by U.S. News & World Report, which released its annual medical center rankings Tuesday.
The Hillcrest hospital ranked high in...