| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I've got a cold. Should I start taking echinacea, and will it help me with the sneezing? —A.T., Sanibel
Dear A.T.: It's the season for the common cold, with more than 1 billion cases in the United States each year. Sneezing is...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Q: When I get sweaty from working outside in the winter and then get chilled, I frequently start to feel a sore throat coming on within several hours. It often develops into a full-blown cold.
I believe the chill doesn't cause the cold, but rather...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:46 PM
You may hear each winter that vitamin C can fight off the common cold. But is it just hype or does it really help?
"The findings of a large number of studies on the subject are mixed," says Dr. Bruce Bistrian, chief of clinical nutrition at Beth...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:06 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sniffles, runny noses and flu-like symptoms can deter, delay and even derail many exercisers just when enthusiasm for that New Year's resolution is beginning to flag.
Health and fitness experts advise to starve a fever of exercise....
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Dear Pharmacist: What are some suggestions to avoid catching cold this season? — R. P. Albany, New York
Dear R.P.: The common cold has been around for eons, even though it has morphed a bazillion times. It's brilliant at outsmarting us. This is...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I ate like a hog over the holiday, and it was wonderful! To spare my guilt, are there any benefits to holiday foods and spices? — D.E., Orlando
Dear D.E.: All those delicious spices have numerous medicinal benefits. Nutmeg can ease...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:13 PM
SOUTH BEND – Flu season may be taking its toll on many of you.
Right now, Indiana is leading the country in cases of Influenza A, the H3N2 Virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 138 cases in the state. Ohio is right behind...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:25 AM
Indiana voters could get to decide whether a gay marriage ban ends up in the state's constitution.
It is expected to be a fight in the coming legislative session. One group believes the law could have economic implications.
No matter what you believe....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Acupuncture may be ancient — estimates range between 3-4,000 years old — but it is not an ancient Chinese secret. It's used all over the world by acupuncture practitioners as well as medical doctors.
We spoke with two experts to learn more....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Mt. Vernon, MO. - If you have a cough that won't go away, a sore throat or stuffy nose you probably have an upper respiratory infection or illness.
That's What's Going Around this week.
Most upper respiratory infections are a virus and more often than...
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| Mar 28, 2011
Dorothea Puente, a notorious, grandmotherly Sacramento boarding house operator convicted in the 1990s of killing her tenants, died Sunday in a state prison in Chowchilla. She was 82.
Puente died of natural causes at the Central California Women's...