| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with heart failure who are also depressed may benefit from regular, moderate exercise, a new study suggests.
Researchers found patients who exercised an hour and a half to two hours per week had slightly lower...
| Aug 24, 2011
For decades, Dick Hattan, of Geneva, suffered survivor guilt as a result of his tour in the Vietnam War. After members of his church prayed for his psychological healing, he said, he was able to move on.
"I've seen prayers help heal physical illnesses...
| Dec 8, 2010
We Midwesterners have a way with words. And the rest of the country has a way of replying, "Say what?"
Consider this e-mail from Northern Californian Carolyn Koehler, in response to an article about commonly mixed-up words. (More on the mixed-up words...
| May 18, 2012
You get several advantages from earning your MBA through a part-time program. You can hang on to your job while you get your degree. You earn a salary even as you study. And since you take fewer classes at a time, you're not paying as much tuition all...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 8:05 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.
But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Ahhhh ... pizza for breakfast.
Having the authority to make such a weighty decision is often embraced by college students, dabbling in their own newfound freedom from the parental raised eyebrow.
But making these choices is not without cost. Schedules...
| Sep 28, 2010
Books to keep writers inspired:
"Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook"
By Jane Vandenburgh
Counterpoint Press, 240 pages, $15.95
Both practical and inspiring, this fast read offers a brick-by-brick refresher course for longtime writers in...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:56 AM
Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award.
With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 10:48 AM
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools.
In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
For such a ubiquitous plague, cold sores can be mighty shaming.
In addition to the indignity of wearing a bulging, weepy blister on your lip, sufferers also must contend with the stigma of its source: HSV-1, a type of herpes simplex virus.
| Sep 7, 2010
Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT scan to peer inside the 10-year-...
| Sep 13, 2010
Sometimes good ideas don't always work out the way we expected.
New data reported this week show that implanting sponges soaked with antibiotics into surgical wounds may not reduce the incidence of infections as intended and may, in fact, actually...