| 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.
| 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......
| 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 …...
| May 22, 2012
Things you should have ready
•Water: At least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7days; also, make extra ice before the storm hits.
•Food: At least enough for 3 to 7 days, mostly nonperishable packaged or canned food, juices.
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:56 AM
As part of her marathon training, Daisy Carranza has taken an over-the counter pain reliever nearly every day for the last several months.
On race day Sunday, she's prepared to pop at least seven Extra Strength Tylenol capsules: two at the starting line,...
| May 22, 2012
| 5:47 AM
Painful sores, a slight fever and a not much of an appetite … those are a few symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease. Something doctors are seeing a bit early in Michiana this year. Doctors say usually they see these cases popping up in late...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:36 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study from Denmark, people who had taken aspirin, ibuprofen and related painkillers -- especially at high doses and for years at a time -- were less likely to get skin cancer, compared to those who rarely used those...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:08 AM
A longtime deputy state environmental commissioner was allowed to retire in 2006 at age 50 with an $85,000-a-year lifetime "disability pension" because of a degenerative spinal condition — but now he's been told to give back $411,688 in pension...