| Jan 5, 2013
When I hear people making resolutions on New Year's Eve, I always have the same two thoughts:
I hope they're not driving.
And, what are you thinking?
That you are actually going to quit smoking on New Year's Day? That a post-holiday season laden...
| Mar 18, 2013
As a couch enthusiast of some renown, I'm generally opposed to any form of mandated physical exertion.
Our bodies know it's time to exercise when the guilt of not doing so outweighs the pleasure of eating ice cream in a comfy chair, or when said chair...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.
Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Incest is the ostensible subject of Dan Sallitt's serenely non-scandalous film, although far from being "unspeakable," the act turns out to exist solely in the realm of speech. As a precocious teen who, in puzzling her way through the confusion of...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Sudden infant death syndrome is every parent’s worst nightmare. From the time a family has a baby until that child is a year old, SIDS is a concern.
Most new parents today know about the Back to Sleep campaign, which was recommended by the...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:04 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors should talk to school-aged kids and teens about the consequences of smoking and how to avoid pressure to start using cigarettes, a government-backed panel said today.
The draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with HIV are almost 50 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who aren't infected with the virus - even after taking into account their other health risks, according to a new study.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
“It’s Earth Week. There should be zero tolerance in Hagerstown and Washington County for littering of cigarette butts; burning cigarette butts in roadways, and cigarette butts in our beautiful parks.”
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Ask comedian Doug Benson his favorite time of the day, and he'll most likely say 4:20 p.m, otherwise known as "weed time."
An advocate for legalizing marijuana, Benson will perform his standup Monday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, where he'll talk about...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:21 AM
No butts about it -- using nicotine products is not only detrimental to your health, but possibly your job search as well. Especially if you're looking for a job in the health care industry.
On Feb. 1, Flint-based McLaren Health Care, which oversees...
| Feb 24, 2013
Marc Collins was a carefree, 28-year-old Brit looking to blow off some steam when he and a buddy decided to fly to the U.S. for a week's vacation in May 1991.
"My friend (David) and I wanted to take in the sights, so we flew to Miami," recalls Marc, now...