| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Q: My 4-year-old cat scratches our sofa, so I use a shake can filled with marbles, and squirt her with water. However, this really hasn't helped. Any advice? — P.A., Cyberspace
A: All cats need to scratch; it's just a matter of where. At this...
| Sep 9, 2011
Lazy Larry dietary supplements look and taste like fudge brownies. They contain some of the same ingredients, including flour, trans fats, sugar and oil. And until recently they could be found among the snack foods in convenience stores.
But the brown...
| Sep 5, 2011
Like many people, Lisa Pliner works out to burn stress, stay healthy and look good. But as a shoe designer, exercise also provides respite from the creative process. She says she'll work on a design then take a break, letting the design "talk" to her as...
| Nov 7, 2011
Two years ago, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford was diagnosed with celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by eating gluten. Since then, she has embraced "a paleo lifestyle" that includes eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts and...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 1:04 PM
By Melissa Tewes
Special to The Herald-Mail
If you grew up in Maryland, seafood as part of your diet is nothing new.
Maryland is for crabs, but there are many other reasons to include seafood in your diet. Fish and seafood contain essential oils...
| Dec 5, 2011
Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike.
| Dec 22, 2011
| 3:36 PM
More and more people are buying fish-oil capsules to reduce the risk of heart attack and
strokes. They’re reportedly the most popular supplement after multivitamins. Consumer
Reports just tested 15 top-selling brands purchased in the New York...
| Aug 9, 2011
Stress, it's something we deal with on a daily basis. Some of us take it all in stride, others let it build up to the breaking point.
Our emotional condition can create harmful physical effects on our bodies, including digestive problems, ulcers,...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Q: My husband was in the hospital as a result of taking naproxen for tendinitis. He used it exactly as prescribed, and it still caused more trouble than it was worth.
He had severe gastrointestinal bleeding, so bad that he needed a blood transfusion with...
| Feb 2, 2012
Diet is such an unpleasant word. (Anything that starts with "die" can't be good, right?) But what if you just removed it from your vocabulary? According to some experts, not only should you stop dieting, you should eat more fat.
That wasn't a typo.
| Nov 9, 2009
Leon Wittman tweaked his shoulder in 1994 while attempting to keep his basement from flooding during a thunderstorm by scooping water out of a window well with a bucket.
His left arm began to ache. He realized about a year later that he rarely used it...
| Aug 17, 2009
If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system.
That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...