| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:00 AM
If you're stressed out from a divorce, a hard day at work or a fight with your girlfriend it might be causing your brain to shrink.
A study by Yale University researchers found that stressful life events can reduce gray matter in regions of the brain...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Nearly 40 years ago, a haunting photograph of a naked Vietnamese girl running in anguish after being severely burned in a napalm bomb attack on her village became an iconic image of the Vietnam War.
But most who have seen the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Are you tired, run-down, listless? The answer to your problem is probably not in a little brown bottle. It could be as simple as a good night’s sleep. But for 45 million Americans, that’s an elusive dream. Even worse, sleep deprivation,...
| May 13, 2012
| 11:22 AM
My heart goes out to the family of Jenny Olenick, who by all accounts was a talented and wonderful teen. The May 5 article detailing events surrounding the filing of a malpractice suit, "Lawyers question teen's health before death," got my attention for...
| May 30, 2012
| 11:39 AM
By Bailey Shiffler
Special to The Baltimore Sun
A summer vacation implies relaxation, but it doesn't guarantee it. In the age of 24-hour connectivity, it's nearly impossible to clear the mind and give in to leisure. Even when lying on the sands of a...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:33 PM
It doesn’t look like much -- Janet Althen places what looks like a small flashlight with an inverted colored bulb on certain points of the body, holding it there for about 30 seconds -- but for Althen’s patients, as well as a growing number of...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 6:06 PM
More than 500 Maryland moms delivered babies at home last year, but as such births become more popular, a dispute is brewing over whether to make the process a more viable option in the state.
Home births are on the rise in the United States with...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Those who exercise may already recognize that it immediately reduces their stress. But it may also help keep anxiety at bay well after the exertion, new research from the University of Maryland School of Public Health suggests.
A period of moderate...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:00 PM
A new survey of integrative medicine centers shows that the most commonly treated ailments are chronic pain, gastrointestinal conditions, depression and anxiety, cancer and chronic stress.
The survey was conducted at 29 centers, including the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Not so long ago, Gina Sager set out to cure her patients by wielding a surgeon's scalpel. Today, her preferred tool is a set of two small brass bells connected by a cord — though these, too, require all the precision and delicacy she can muster....
| May 11, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Don't worry. It's nothing $1 million can't cure.
Baltimore City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway says in her lawsuit against Examiner columnist Adam Meister that his March column, which accused her of living in Baltimore County instead of in an extended-...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Janell reports on last night's Project Runway finale. Grazie, Janell! And air kisses, Heidi-style!:Previously, oh it was sad. Michael C only showed one color to the judges, and they made him cry and sent him away. Tonight: Fashion Week!We start......