| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Professional and amateur athletes are invited to “toe the line” at Boyne City’s first triathlon Sunday morning.
The event will start at 8 a.m. Sunday at Peninsula Beach with proceeds will benefit the Department of Neurology at Mayo...
| Aug 30, 2013
A day after the NFL and 4,500 former players agreed to a tentative settlement over concussion legislation, Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett is having second thoughts.
“Ask the owners if when the money is divided between the players, will...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I have trouble with prescribed sleeping pills. They make me do crazy things like sleep walk, eat and wake up family members in the middle of the night "just to chat." What are natural options? — A.A., Superior, Colo.
Dear A.A.: It...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Lack of sleep, researchers say, can cause driving hazards, depression, poor work performance, a hazy memory, a lackluster sex life, an increased risk of obesity, disease and more — as if those were not enough.
The American Academy of Sleep...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I see a naturopathic doctor for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. She recommended coffee enemas. Do you think this is safe? — V.A., Seattle
Dear V.A.: Yes, coffee enemas are used by holistic physicians for all sorts of...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For poet Moira Egan, a few sleepless hours before dawn were no longer a chance to write in peace and solitude. There were too many of them during too many nights.
Her poetic personality was always "mood-swingy." But things were getting wild, and her...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:05 PM
For military personnel sent to war zones, seeing killing, maiming or dead bodies dramatically increases the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. But researchers studying service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq have...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A Harvard sleep expert testified in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Friday that the singer suffered from almost total sleep deprivation that resulted from his use of the anesthetic propofol.
Dr. Charles Czeisler, who has both an MD and a PhD,...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:15 PM
An advisory panel to the Food & Drug Administration has recommended approval of a new sleep drug that targets the brain's wakefulness centers, but suggested the agency should consider a dose of the drug, called suvorexant, lower than that proposed by...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:34 AM
The links between sleep and cancer are now so many, you could build a chain. A new study has found that for men who suffer insomnia and unwelcome wakefulness, the risk of prostate cancer is greater than for those whose sleep is undisrupted.