| Nov 17, 2009
A government panel's recommendation Monday that women under the age of 50 do not need regular mammograms set off a furious debate about the importance of the routine screening tool, leaving many women confused about how best to protect their health.
| Nov 20, 2009
Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...
| Nov 23, 2009
Rina Silverman's refrigerator is almost always empty. She keeps it that way to avert episodes of frantic food consumption, often at night after a full meal, in which she tastes nothing and feels nothing but can polish off a party-sized bag of chips or a...
| Nov 21, 2009
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
In 1984, Japan began screening the urine of 6-month-old infants for neuroblastoma, the most common type of solid tumor in young children. The test was simple and could show signs of cancer long before clinical...
| Nov 7, 2009
You've built a raised bed or set out some pots. Before you plant, you've got empty space to fill. Here are three experts' suggestions for the best potting mix:
Mel Bartholomew is Mr. Square Foot Garden, author of the 2005 Cool Springs Press book "All New...
| Sep 30, 2009
When it came to the subject of biographies, Sigmund Freud was at his most implacable: "Whoever undertakes to write a biography," he said, "binds himself to lying, to concealment, to hypocrisy, to flummery and even to hiding his own lack of understanding....
| Mar 14, 2010
Bad things can happen at your hotel. Your reservation may be lost. The front desk agent may be rude. The room may be dirty. A naked man may be sitting on the bed. The room may be too hot or too cold, and the thermostat may not work. The TV in the next...
| Jan 11, 2010
If the journey toward fitness begins with a single step, make sure it's counted with a pedometer.
These little step-tracking gadgets now have a solid track record when it comes to motivating people to exercise. And their popularity is growing.