| Aug 1, 2010
BP inched closer to permanently sealing the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as environmental officials defended themselves Sunday against assertions they allowed the oil giant liberal use of chemical dispersants whose threat to sea life remains...
| Aug 2, 2010
A few months ago, Dr. Thomas Einhorn was treating a patient with a broken ankle that wouldn't heal, even with multiple surgeries. So he sought help from the man's own body.
Einhorn drew bone marrow from the man's pelvic bone with a needle, condensed it...
| Aug 18, 2010
Pain. It stabs. It burns. It aches. It throbs. It gnaws at you. It knocks you for a loop. But, sooner or later, it goes away.
Unless it doesn't.
That's a nightmare come true for millions of Americans who spend every day in a world of hurt. And the...
| Aug 19, 2010
There's more to a vision test than checking your vision. During a routine exam, eye doctors can detect chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and even high cholesterol. And since most people 50-plus wear eyeglasses, optometrists can be the first...
| Aug 20, 2010
For patients with Alzheimer's disease, it helps to have a big head.
That's the conclusion of a new study that examined the head circumferences of 270 participants in the Multi-Institutional Research in Alzheimer's Genetic Epidemiology study (or MIRAGE...
| Aug 24, 2010
Do you have trouble getting a good night's sleep? If you do, you're not alone. About one-third of Americans complain of sleep disorders — meaning any disorder that affects, disrupts or involves sleep.
Insomnia (from the Latin insomnis, meaning...
| Sep 17, 2010
For more than a decade, Cheryl Clark has lived with the chronic pain that accompanies fibromyalgia. After years of suffering with severe flulike aches and pains, she finally found some relief — but it didn't come from a pill or a shot. It came...
| Aug 19, 2010
Even as more and more fertility clinics adopt stress-management programs such as yoga, cognitive therapy and biofeedback, the role of stress in infertility remains a matter of debate. Some experts still recite an old maxim: While infertility undoubtedly...
| Aug 21, 2010
"Adrenal fatigue" is the sort of diagnosis that might hit home during a late-night Internet search. Do you, for example, have trouble waking up in the morning without caffeine? Do you crave salty foods? Do people seem a lot more irritating than in the...
| Mar 24, 2010
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food. But are organic strawberries worth the extra dollar?
The health benefits of organic food are one of the most intensely debated issues in the food industry. By...
| Aug 31, 2010
Tanya Umbaugh sat in the waiting room, her right hand cradled in her lap. To distract herself from the pain pulsing in her forearm, she looked forward to the brightest spot in her life in the last few years: her wedding in August.