Stories tagged: health
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
The therapists and exercisers I interviewed for this article say that group workouts tend to build stronger bonds than, for example, adjoining cubicles, while enriching men’s lives by introducing them …
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:01 p.m.
People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6 p.m.
A new study from Penn Nursing suggests that, if you want to lose weight and keep it off in the new year, you might want to think about cutting back …
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 5 p.m.
The device, which is smaller than a pea and made by Abbott Laboratories, can be implanted in babies weighing as little as 2 pounds. It’s designed to treat babies with …
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
For the past few decades, forensic DNA matching techniques have been used to make direct matches between a sample taken at a crime scene and a suspect who has been …
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
With nearly 3 in 5 American adults taking at least one prescription drug, odds are your health insurer has steered you toward a mail-order pharmacy. And, if they haven’t, they …
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 3 p.m.
Not only is dairy not bad for us, but this study shows it’s
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 9:14 p.m.
A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
“I’m leaving,” I say. My person is staring at me with a face that looks something like a hybrid of a sad Labrador puppy and a lumberjack who lost his …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Influenza and common cold symptoms are similar and can be difficult to distinguish from each other. They are both caused by viruses, cause many respiratory symptoms and leave you feeling …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 6:01 p.m.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new medical device invented by a Twin Cities neurosurgeon to detect signs of concussion by tracking a patient’s eye movements.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7:46 p.m.
CBD ads pop up everywhere these days on social media, radio and street signs. They hawk pain relief and other remedies from cannabidiol, known as CBD, a cannabis extract that …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:41 p.m.
The new medical study, published in November’s JAMA Network Open, sheds new light on this question, illuminated by the perspectives of 4,510 adult patients in the United States. From online …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:33 p.m.
Research suggests that up to one-third of those who have knees replaced continue to experience chronic pain, while 1 in 5 are dissatisfied with the results. A 2017 study published …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 3:21 p.m.
The food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce is over. U.S. health officials said Wednesday there haven’t been any new illnesses reported for a month. Investigators concluded that romaine lettuce …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one’s around to notice they’re in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Most kids don’t drink enough water, according to a 2015 study in the American Journal of Public Health. But they’re so accustomed to sugary drinks that they find clear, unsweetened …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 4 p.m.
Jeanne Calment died in 1997 in the southern French town in which she was born, and her death drew a flurry of attention.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 3:16 p.m.
A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
That culturally ingrained notion that we need to repent after indulging is one reason the diet industry booms in January.
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 5 p.m.
Working the night shift often means not eating right with fewer selections at the hospital cafeteria and less exercise. When your circadian rhythm is disturbed, everything goes out the window.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2018.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
The prospect of the new year inspires many of us make resolutions about things to start (or stop) during the coming year. I recently had a friend ask me if …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
The growing interest in the topic is seen in death cafes, death doulas, the “death positive” movement, hospice work and even the End-of-Life University. There are special decks of cards …