The next time you're toasting your health for the holidays, should you raise a glass of water instead of a finely crafted vintage? The science on the merits and risks of wine have become increasingly murky the more we learn.
If losing weight and getting more exercise were easy, then chronic diseases, like diabetes, wouldn't be as much of a problem. Those lifestyle changes are notoriously difficult. But there's a glimmer of hope.
No one wants to get sick while traveling or immediately thereafter, especially because your desk gets buried in work while you're even briefly away. Many aspects of air travel, however, increase the prospects of picking up an illness.
It's the season of Halloween, or maybe Dia de Los Muertos, and besides carving pumpkins, loading up on mini-bags of peanut M&Ms and thinking lots about the dead, we also pause at this time of year to, sort of, celebrate our fears.
Fibroids are the most commonly occurring pelvic tumors, affecting as many as half of women age 35 or older. But most women with fibroids may never have symptoms or they may be so mild they never know the growths are there.
You don't need to look far to find real examples of pandemics and their huge tolls. But some of the deadliest diseases wouldn't be considered the least bit exotic by Hollywood screenwriters or even average Angelenos.
With federal regulators scrutinizing the safety of medications taken by five million Americans for the health of their bones, it's a perfect time to talk about the prevalent condition for which doctors prescribe them: osteoporosis.
Be careful: those seemingly harmless over-the-counter pills you grab for your pain actually could create greater health issues for you. And, honestly, is it time for you to rethink your reflexive grab for a pill?
Americans are notorious disease-and-death deniers. We cling to the fantasy that death will come only when we're age 100 and have earlier taken a brisk walk, read the WSJ and had a romp in the hay. It doesn't happen that way.
Women who complain to their doctor of persistent lower abdominal pain could be suffering from any number of ailments. With many possibilities, there often is one that does not even occur to many doctors: hernias.
While art, fashion and nightlife inspired by the past may be a "do," doowop-era fad diets are a don't. Specifically, I'm talking about one idea born in the 1950s that keeps coming back into fashion: the HCG diet.
Admit it, Mom and Dad: You've gotten lax over the summer. Bedtime for the kids has gotten later as has the call to rise and shine. But now the youngsters are going back to school, and it's time to get the whole family back into a healthy routine.