| Dec 14, 2011
| 11:39 AM
The woman — in her 80s — hadn't spoken in months. The nursing home staff figured she had lost the ability. But after six silent months of regular massage sessions, massage therapist Dawn Nelson heard a soft voice utter: "That feels good."...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Most of us feel as if we are stretched to our limit with our daily activities. Add to that list the hustle and bustle of the holidays and it is easy to become overwhelmed and stressed. While stress during the holidays might be a common occurrence, we can...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:42 AM
New statistics from the American Cancer Society show a slight decline in cancer death rates between 2004 and 2008, but a few types of cancer are on the rise.
Figures released last week, in Jan. 2012, show a drop in cancer death rates of 1.8 percent...
| May 30, 2011
If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?)
But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
| May 30, 2011
You may be lazing by the pool after a visit or two to the swim-up bar, but parts of your brain are always on duty — ready to leap into action should a stressful event require attention.
This skeleton crew of sorts is called the default-mode...
| Jun 2, 2011
Q: When I had knee-replacement surgery, the physical therapist recommended cocoa butter with vitamin E for the scar. It worked beautifully. Since I had some left over, I began using it on my nail beds at night. This winter I had strong fingernails, no...
| Jul 27, 2011
North Texas is on a hot streak of the worst kind--26 consecutive days of 100 degree temperatures. When the heat is on like it is something has to give--and lately it's been the skin.
Dr. Melissa Rubenstein said she's seen a spike in patients at North...
| Feb 1, 2012
If Shakespeare were alive today and banging out plays on his laptop he would probably have had a different view of mankind.
"All the world's a stage," he might have written, "And all the men and women merely leading actors and actresses in a hit new...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Upon learning they are pregnant, most women dutifully nix the alcohol, sushi and caffeine.
But what about antidepressants?
Headlines about the potential risks of antidepressants on a developing fetus, including miscarriage, premature birth and newborn...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is an illness affecting equidae (horses and related animals) and is increasingly believed to have a major role in conditions such as laminitis. Although many factors (including cortisol metabolism and adipocyte (fat cell)...
| Mar 6, 2012
We know that pets are beneficial to our health — they can lower a person's blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and provide opportunities for exercise and socialization.
In some cases, the source of the benefits is obvious. You walk...
| Jun 7, 2009
Talk turned serious -- painfully so, at times -- during the two hours of group discussion.
Dr. Topher Stephenson, sitting ramrod-straight in the physician's archetypal white coat, knitted his brows and focused his empathetic brown eyes on three patients,...