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  • Got more belly than you'd like?

    Got more belly than you'd like?
    -- It's worth noting that no exercises or diets specifically target belly fat—despite the promises of many infomercials. As Dr. Samuel Klein, professor of medicine and nutritional science at Washington University School of Medicine, explains, you...
  • Magazine ranks UCSD hospital best in county

    Magazine ranks UCSD hospital best in county
    SAN DIEGO -- UC San Diego Medical Center was ranked as the best hospital in San Diego County and fifth best in California by U.S. News & World Report, which released its annual medical center rankings Tuesday. The Hillcrest hospital ranked high in...
  • Color-coded nutrition system help make healthier choices

    Color-coded nutrition system help make healthier choices
    Homeland security uses a color chart to let you know the threat level facing America. Maybe the same thing could work for food. You know America has an obesity problem. Sure it’d be nice to eat healthier - but who can figure out the calorie...
  • HIV and AIDS patients find exercise improves their health

    HIV and AIDS patients find exercise improves their health
    April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month. In the U.S. alone there are 19 million new cases of STDs each year, according to the American Social Health Association. Half of the new cases are among those between the ages of 15-24. Never an...
  • Research Offers Promise for Diabetics

    Research Offers Promise for Diabetics
    Boston researchers have made a major step toward the development of an artificial pancreas that overcomes the bugaboo of most previous such attempts - dangerously low blood sugar caused by injection of too much insulin. Their experimental device secretes...
  • Gene therapy makes major stride in 'Lorenzo's Oil' disease

    Gene therapy makes major stride in 'Lorenzo's Oil' disease
    In the third gene-therapy success of recent weeks, French researchers have arrested the progression of the rare and fatal degenerative disorder adrenoleukodystrophy, which was at the heart of the popular movie "Lorenzo's Oil." The disease has stabilized...
  • Little proof of cellulite cream success

    Little proof of cellulite cream success
    As you may have noticed from the supermarket tabloids -- admit it, you've looked -- all sorts of celebrities are still battling cellulite, that unflattering skin condition that can ruin Hollywood reputations while making big money for beach-side...
  • Validity of hospital rankings

    Validity of hospital rankings
    Even if you're the kind who never reads a review before heading to the car lot or the movie theater, you probably want to know how your hospital stacks up before you walk through the door. You definitely wouldn't want to find out after the fact that...
  • Diabetes: A battle for control

    Diabetes: A battle for control
    Simply put, diabetes is a contest between people and their blood. For people whose bodies don't produce enough insulin to manage their blood sugar, the goal is a normal blood score, achieved through a balancing act of lifestyle and medication....
  • Stressed out? Try meditations

    Stressed out? Try meditations
    There's nothing like economic calamity to focus the mind. But instead of obsessing over your job security or declining 401(k) balance, try diminishing your stress with a new assist from a very old tool: meditation. Stretching back thousands of years to...
  • Repeated concussions lead to severe brain disease, research shows

    Repeated concussions lead to severe brain disease, research shows
    The headbanging collisions that thrill sports fans have lifelong effects on the athletes, with impairments in movement and thinking skills showing up 30 years or more after the concussions, researchers reported Tuesday. The slight deficits resulting from...
  • Should I get the shingles vaccine?

    Q: I'm 79 and had chickenpox as a child. Should I get the shingles vaccine? What are the risks? A: The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the shingles vaccine for most people ages 60 and over, regardless of whether they...