| May 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BERRIES MIGHT LOWER HEART RISKS
A recent study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association offers more evidence to bolster berries' health benefits. The study included 93,000 women (ages 25-42) who were enrolled in the Nurses' Health...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I've had migraine headaches for 11 years and live on triptan drugs and ibuprofen. There must be something else I can do. Please lend some sensible Suzy insight. — J.C., Tucson, Ariz.
Dear J.C.: The sensible thing for me to do is...
| May 10, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Dear Pharmacist: After years of hiking without many problems, I began experiencing pain near my ankle and heel. My doctor diagnosed Achilles tendinitis and prescribed medicine, which did reduce pain and swelling. Which natural remedies keep this at bay?...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Until recently, I didn't know that I could use stem cells to help heal my bum shoulder. Perhaps that's because I don't use said shoulder for hurling baseballs or footballs at speeds approaching the sound barrier for obscene amounts of money.
I can see...
| Apr 24, 2013
Before you know it, the kids will be out of school and enjoying summer. And while that usually means lots of fun for children, it can sometimes also mean an injury or a trip to the emergency room.
We talked about that with Dr. Karen Sheehan, an...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:01 PM
All of the thousands of leaps he’s made over the course of his still-developing high-jump career led Virginia Tech’s Ronnie Black to one of the ultimate stages in the sport last June, and it was too much for him to handle.
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:59 AM
On a recent trip to the Caribbean, an accidental injury reminded me that skimping on first aid supplies is a packing strategy with potentially serious repercussions. Repercussions I was going to have to deal with before I could possibly continue with my...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I live in chronic pain. No one is sure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily, but I'm still in pain. Can you recommend any vitamins to help me? — M.C., Dallas, Texas
Dear M.C.: I'm sorry you are going through this. Luckily,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:32 AM
The school sports season is back in swing with baseball diamonds and soccer and football fields once again full of colorful but small uniforms. Along with the season comes many scrapes, bumps, bruises and other more severe injuries that we......
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:40 PM
How did Whitney Houston die? Whitney Houston's cause of death won't be known officially for weeks, but the rumor mill was going full strength Monday with talk about whether prescriptions drugs and alcohol, drowning or even a heart attack caused by a mix...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:23 PM
When running becomes a persistent pain in the butt (literally) and all the usual strategies (stretching, physical therapy, massage) fail to ease the pain, it’s time for a gal to contemplate drastic measures. That’s right, it’s time to...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:35 PM
By Susan J. WhiteNorthShore University HealthSystem Fun in the sun for many of us means ramping up fitness routines or getting back in shape after …...