| Oct 29, 2009
A new gene therapy procedure to restore function in lungs damaged during harvesting from donors could make more of the organs available for transplanting, Canadian researchers reported Wednesday.
Currently, only about 15% of potential donor lungs are...
| Dec 22, 2008
Should statin drugs be put in the water, or what?
More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
| Nov 17, 2008
Healing an injured or poorly functioning heart requires attention to a patient's mental well-being as well as to his or her physical health -- so much so that in October, the American Heart Assn. recommended that doctors screen all heart patients for...
| Aug 17, 2009
If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system.
That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...
| Jul 13, 2009
You may have heard the advice "If you exercise, you'll live longer." The good news -- or the bad news, if you hate doing anything more active than downloading iTunes -- is that it's true.
Research backs this up. A 2007 study in the Journal of the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Q: After walking about 1 kilometer, the balls on both feet are really sore. And I find it hard to walk around for about 2 hours after. What could this be?
A: Pain in the balls of the feet is a common problem. The medical term is metatarsalgia. Some...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:20 AM
MIAMI Dermatologist Dr. Fredric S. Brandt has planted himself at the front lines of the war against aging, launching two new anti-aging skin care lines.
Brandt first began creating skin care products more than a decade ago to target specific skin care...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:58 PM
One of the benefits of practicing in a large group is that you have a lot of "brains to pick" when a patient presents with unusual case or confusing illness. This happened when one of my partners saw a child with an unusual rash. The little girl had had...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Wear eye makeup to bed or don't wash your face well and you may wind up with pimple-like styes on your eyelids. The bumps don't typically lead to vision loss, but can cause scarring if not treated. Dr. Karen Dunlap, assistant professor of ophthalmology at...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:07 PM
On Colleen Smith's right shoulder, just about the level of her collarbone, is tattoo of Roman numerals, VI• IV• MMXII. They signify a date, June 4, 2012, one of several over the last 27 months that Smith either wants to remember or knows she...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...