| Dec 26, 2012
Type 2 diabetics who are diagnosed with cancer often wind up ignoring their diabetes in favor of treating the cancer, which can increase the risk of premature death, a study partly led by a Northwestern University professor found.
But if patients are...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer,...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:17 PM
In previous columns, I suggested that the increased size, speed and strength of today's NFL players are creating a dramatically more damaging set of collisions.
We have known for years of the devastation these collisions cause on every joint in the human...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:32 AM
James Edward Farner, M.D., father, physician, family patriarch, fisherman and bridge life master, died March 6, 2013.
He was born in Akron, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1923, the son of Daniel and Helen Farner.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Alice...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Study after study demonstrates that poverty is a powerful driver of poor health. Many of America's leading hospitals exist in poor communities. Could these powerful institutions (in economic as well as medical terms) help overcome the deeper sources of...
| Feb 23, 2013
In general, I like to keep my books and my movies separate. When I finish a book and clutch it to my breast in a final loving embrace, I am not fantasizing about how the characters and conflict will play out on screen, since I've already had it play out...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Time magazine reports that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends.
Meanwhile, a six-year study of 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, published in the current issue of the American Medical Association's Journal of Internal Medicine, found...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:28 AM
The world seems surprised that an 85-year-old globe-trotting pope who just started tweeting wants to resign, but should it be? Maybe what should be surprising is that more leaders his age do not, considering the toll aging takes on bodies and minds amid a...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Lionel William Arthur Mackela, of East Jordan, Mich., passed away on Jan. 24, 2013, at the age of 87 in Petoskey, Mich.
Born on Nov. 28, 1925, in Pelkie, Mich., to Selma and Jacob Makela, Lionel was the brother of Raymond, Howard and George (Lorraine)....
| Jan 30, 2013
The Browns were born in 1946, the year after the end of World War II. Veterans were returning home, and what did the Browns do but play for a championship 10 years in a row — four in the All-American Conference and six in the NFL.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Famed heart surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. has long rallied against the overuse of stents, cholesterol drugs and other conventional heart disease treatments. His solution? A diet rich in green, leafy vegetables. Doctors generally agree that a healthy diet...