| Sep 17, 2010
For more than a decade, Cheryl Clark has lived with the chronic pain that accompanies fibromyalgia. After years of suffering with severe flulike aches and pains, she finally found some relief — but it didn't come from a pill or a shot. It came...
| Aug 19, 2010
Even as more and more fertility clinics adopt stress-management programs such as yoga, cognitive therapy and biofeedback, the role of stress in infertility remains a matter of debate. Some experts still recite an old maxim: While infertility undoubtedly...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 8:27 PM
As the advertisement for the antidepressant Cymbalta says, "Depression hurts. Cymbalta can help."
Chronic pain hurts too. And the makers of the drug duloxetine -- commercially known as Cymbalta -- argue that Cymbalta can help with that, as well.
| Aug 21, 2010
"Adrenal fatigue" is the sort of diagnosis that might hit home during a late-night Internet search. Do you, for example, have trouble waking up in the morning without caffeine? Do you crave salty foods? Do people seem a lot more irritating than in the...
| Mar 24, 2010
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food. But are organic strawberries worth the extra dollar?
The health benefits of organic food are one of the most intensely debated issues in the food industry. By...
| Aug 31, 2010
Tanya Umbaugh sat in the waiting room, her right hand cradled in her lap. To distract herself from the pain pulsing in her forearm, she looked forward to the brightest spot in her life in the last few years: her wedding in August.
| Sep 17, 2010
Two strategies have been shown in some studies to increase longevity: regular exercise and calorie-restricted diets. How those strategies actually alter human biology to slow aging and improve health remains unknown. However, a new study suggests the...
| Sep 10, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — The scoreboard went out before the start of the second half of Newport Harbor High's season opener.
For the Sailors' sake, they did not really have to put up numbers on their scoreboard again.
The defense and special teams bailed...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 8:24 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Jeffrey Haupt is a little like Clark Kent, except instead of swapping a reporter's notebook for Superman's cape, the doctor hangs up his stethoscope for an electric guitar and microphone.
"It's a lot like living a double life,"...
| Sep 24, 2010
Nancy Culbertson won't sit in her Fremont, Calif., backyard because of it.
It caused Oakland, Calif., physician Louis Hagler's blood pressure to spike and marred his perfect health record.
Oakland acupuncturist Julie Laura Rose had enough of it, and...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 2:02 PM
La Cañada native Eric Polchow has made a career for himself as a photographer, striving for many years to establish himself as someone who sets goals and achieves them.
Born into a large family and spending his formative years in La Cañada, Polchow,...
| Sep 27, 2010
Yoga guru Baron Baptiste says that when he was approached about developing a yoga program for multiple sclerosis patients, he grabbed the opportunity.
"It was kind of exciting to me to take my skills of teaching yoga and making the benefits of yoga...