| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight.
All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 2:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Recent high-profile cases of child sex abuse have roused national revulsion against the adults who perpetrated them. Rarely mentioned is the sobering statistic that more than one-third of the sexual abuse of America's children is...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 12:47 AM
As part of the multidimensional childhood obesity study, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo will be given grant money to hire temporary volunteers to perform family intervention in the community, officials said.
Community volunteers — promotoras —...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:42 AM
New statistics from the American Cancer Society show a slight decline in cancer death rates between 2004 and 2008, but a few types of cancer are on the rise.
Figures released last week, in Jan. 2012, show a drop in cancer death rates of 1.8 percent...
| Jan 11, 2012
A new fetal heart rate monitor goes one step further and tracks the baby's oxygen level too. This gives the physician more information so he can determine whether intervention is appropriate, experts say.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of 14...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 3:01 AM
In keeping with the spirit of spreading joy, the Imperial Valley Chargers Fan Club donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on Thursday.
“The American Cancer Society is only one of the many causes we like to donate to...
| Jan 10, 2012
Dr. Richard Fessler leaned over his patient's back and sliced through skin, muscle and bone until he exposed the man's spinal cord, crushed just days earlier in a motorcycle crash.
He then inserted a syringe into the cable of nerves and injected about...
| Dec 27, 2011
Gregory Jones had been at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center less than an hour when he turned a sheet into a noose and committed suicide.
His body hung from the door of an observation room for 14 minutes before anyone cut him down.
"I don't want...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:25 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who exercised regularly during the second half of their pregnancies did not lower their odds of developing pregnancy-related diabetes in a new clinical trial.
Researchers in Norway found that when they...
| Jan 12, 2012
Kim Nguyen’s childhood dream of becoming a doctor is within reach--she's one of the first 24 medical students to study at the Baylor-Dallas campus Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine.
It opened about a month ago because of the...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Smoking marijuana on an occasional basis does not appear to significantly damage the lungs, according to a new study.
The paper, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, adds to some previous research that has also failed...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 1:35 AM
One would be hard pressed to find a member of the general public that wasn’t aware that childhood obesity is a major problem in the Valley. And while the causes — poverty levels, dietary habits, lack of exercise, to name a few — seem...