| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:59 PM
My cats have always had occasional hairballs, but one cat seems to have more than most — two or three a week. How can I prevent them, and should I worry?
Unfortunately, cats that vomit hairballs two or three times per week may be suffering from...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:40 AM
As we age, our brain function declines with each year. We suddenly can't remembers things and function a little slower than in our younger days. But Dr. Majid Fotuhi, chairman of the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness in Baltimore, says we...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Roger Clemens is a selfish, self-serving liar ("'Trapped' in a pack of lies," April 24). How can it be justified that, in the latter years his career, he suddenly had an incredible amount of success? Blind luck? A relentless training regimen, perhaps?...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on eggs....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Aiming to give Americans the tools to make healthier dietary choices, the Food and Drug Administration has unveiled a revamped version of one of the nation's most recognized graphics -- the "Nutrition Facts" box that appears on the back or side of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've probably heard that eating more vegetables and less meat is healthy. Maybe you're even feeling inspired to try eating a vegan diet--which excludes all animal products, including dairy and eggs--to improve your health or lose a little weight. A...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Recent findings indicate that instead of a meat-heavy diet, you're better off focusing on plants--whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and soy.
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:20 PM
If you want some pep in your step or a dash of good cheer, look no further than the grocery store's shelves. Not only are foods rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids healthful, but studies show they can also increase happiness, lessen symptoms of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh less, and have healthier diets. They even have a lower carbon footprint. These were the impressive findings from the landmark study Adventist...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Stroll the aisles of any pharmacy or "health food" store and you'll see a multitude of herbs and other supplements that claim to boost energy. Soft drinks and so-called energy drinks include these products. Yet there's little or no...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Energy drinks — sugary, caffeinated beverages that are supposed to provide a quick pick-me-up — have been taking some hits lately.
The natural food industry has responded with a flurry of alternatives, including replacing high-fructose...