| Nov 12, 2009
| 4:32 PM
One of the resounding hopes expressed by the baby boom generation is to change the perception of aging by remaining active, vital and healthy deep into their golden years. The prospect of achieving that goal isn't promising. A study published......
| Nov 3, 2008
As you may have noticed from the supermarket tabloids -- admit it, you've looked -- all sorts of celebrities are still battling cellulite, that unflattering skin condition that can ruin Hollywood reputations while making big money for beach-side...
| Sep 25, 2009
Only hours after HIV vaccine researchers announced the achievement of a milestone that has eluded them for a quarter of a century, they began plotting their next steps -- and coming to grips with a sobering reality. Their ultimate goal, halting the spread...
| Oct 12, 2009
Though many people connect poor health with excess weight, the two don't always go together.
Even as most health experts say that fat fuels the onset of diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and arthritis -- and...
| Mar 23, 2009
Radio talk show host Don Imus has plenty of company in his recent prostate cancer diagnosis: The disease strikes 1 in 6 American men.
You'd think early screening would be a key preventive tool, but two large studies, published in the New England...
| Jan 14, 2008
The adage "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" doesn't always apply to distance runners.
Promising running careers can be interrupted or cut short -- and training goals derailed -- by overuse injuries known as stress fractures. Repeated pounding...
| Nov 11, 2009
| 9:51 AM
Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
| Nov 23, 2009
It's such an appealing idea -- catch breast cancer early, treat accordingly and your patients will live.
So perhaps it's no wonder the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- a panel of primary care physicians -- caught major flak when it revised its...
| Mar 13, 2009
Hal Gaba, a veteran entertainment industry executive who was chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies, has died. He was 63.
Gaba, who also was co-chairman of Village Roadshow Entertainment...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 3:33 AM
Drugs took many things from Whitney Houston — her pristine voice, clean image and her career — and coroner’s officials revealed Thursday that cocaine also played a role in the Grammy winner’s death in the bathtub of a luxury...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:17 PM
Deep down inside, we all know it: It's inevitable, this living, breathing, beautiful, multipart machine, the human body, is — at some point, somewhere — going to break down.
We've all heard the warnings, the doctors' admonitions to get...