| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I have two nodules in my palm. They are small and painless, but I see (and feel) them below my pinky and ring finger. My doctor's appointment isn't for two months and I'm worried. Can you weigh in? — C.S., Sacramento
Dear C.S.: I'...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The legend of "Two-Gun Pete," the coldblooded cop who shot at least nine men dead on the South Side, began with a gun battle eight decades ago.
Just six months into his rookie year in April 1934, he caught 27-year-old Ben Harold red-handed during...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 11:30 AM
A health crisis is barreling down on the free-love generation. Reported cases of hepatitis C, an infectious virus that is the leading cause of liver transplants and cancers, are skyrocketing among South Florida baby boomers this year, and public health...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:39 AM
For most of the summer, Nick Wiesing, 14, spends his time working on a farm near central New York. His new friend, Patrick Higgins, 18, would spend a typical week working at a senior living center or relaxing in the air conditioning at his house in...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:06 AM
You don't have to be a heavy drinker to suffer from liver problems. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become the most common chronic liver disease in all developed countries, including the United States, says Dr. Srinevas K. Reddy, assistant...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Bacteria found in the summertime waters along the Gulf Coast pose a health risk to Floridians, according to an advisory issued this week by the state’s Department of Health.
Warm water in the Gulf may carry a bacteria called vibrio vulnificus,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:28 PM
An attorney for a 62-year-old Virginia woman who died recently of chronic liver disease said he will sue the state corrections system for allegedly failing to appropriately tend to her medical needs after she was arrested on animal cruelty charges....
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I heard you recommend a drug called Lactulose as a laxative, but you said it helped with brain fog too. How can it work at both ends? — J.C., Decatur, Ill.
Dear J.C.: It's true. The prescription medication called Lactulose is...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Her strength and energy have diminished and her symptoms have become more pronounced.
But that hasn't stopped Judy Kinzer Ramer from hanging tough in the biggest fight of her life.
She needs a new liver.
There is no whining, no complaining, no self-...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Experts agree that the very state of your health may well reflect the health of your liver; therefore if you want to be healthy, it is prudent that certain attention be given to this all important “detoxifying organ.”
The liver, the...