| Aug 23, 2009
The scene plays out repeatedly in Dr. George Griffing's office: Big, round bellies come through his exam-room door well before the rest of the patients' bodies.
That's when Griffing, professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University Medical School,...
| Mar 9, 2009
| 1:53 PM
You are empowered to reduce the risks of getting colorectal cancer, commonly called colon cancer.
- Eat a low-fat diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
"Excessive alcohol has also been associated with an increased...
| Mar 11, 2009
A chemist in Vienna has taken the term "navel gazing" to its logical extreme and guaranteed himself a curious epitaph: Unraveler of the mysteries of belly-button lint.
Georg Steinhauser discovered that there is a certain type of body hair responsible for...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 4:16 AM
Police responded to an early morning shooting at 343 North Mulberry Street in Lancaster County. Upon arrival they found a 36-year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment....
| Jan 8, 2010
| 9:14 AM
Children are often the forgotten casualties of war, but for a badly burned girl from Gaza, there is a brighter future ahead thanks to some local doctors.
Farah Abu Halima, 3, arrived in Escondido from Gaza back in November. She has scars on her face...
| Dec 21, 2009
Appendicitis refers to an acute inflammatory process involving the appendix, which is a small, worm-like appendage of the first part of the colon, writes Dr. Jason Roland, co-director of minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery at Good Samaritan...
| Feb 3, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What do I need to know about pelvic floor weakness? How is it treated?
ANSWER: For many women, pelvic problems begin with a feeling that something "down there" has fallen out of place. And that's exactly what may be occurring. Once...
| Jan 25, 2010
Have you ever thought of using a folding chair when performing abdominal crunches? Try it. You'll find that it's a comfortable way to focus on contracting your abs without feeling pressure on your back.
-- Karen Voight 1Place an open-back chair or...
| Feb 17, 2010
The scene plays out repeatedly in Dr. George Griffing's Brentwood, Mo., office: big round bellies come through his exam-room door well before the rest of his patients' bodies.
That's when Griffing, professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University...
| Feb 4, 2010
| 8:47 AM
CHESAPEAKE Feb. 27. Constance Stepney (55) and grandson Terrell Stepney (19).
Police went to address on Ida Street and found Terrell suffering from drug overdose. Found Constance inside, dead at the scene. Terrell pronounced dead 2/28 at hospital. Police...
| Feb 15, 2010
Yuzuro Yamamoto (not his real name) was a quiet Japanese man who knew only a handful of words in English, despite 30 years in America. He was a sturdy manual laborer, but over the last three weeks had been feeling weak.
One hand on the abdomen was all it...
| Apr 8, 2009
| 1:08 PM
There's something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company--which leaves many of us suffering one problem or another in silence.
Yet fixes can be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or taking over-the-...