| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:14 PM
If it appeared to you that somebody who resembles the photograph below was making a rather rude gesture at you this week, it was not intentional.
Blame it entirely on Saturday's high temperatures, which caused a small bicycling crash, which resulted in,...
| Jun 2, 2013
The Glass Ocean
Penguin Press, $25.95
A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)
| May 22, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Having a baby brings feelings of joy and excitement—but complications can occur for both mother and child if diabetes is present or develops.
Some women may develop gestational diabetes, when excess sugars from digested foods build up in the...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:10 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More babies born via cesarean section grow up to be heavy kids and teens than those delivered vaginally, according to a new study of more than 10,000 UK infants.
Eleven-year-olds delivered by C-section, for example, were 83...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:14 PM
For most of Bill Kesecker’s 64 years, he struggled with his weight.
He lost and gained, lost and gained — but kept trying to maintain.
There were high-protein diets, liquid supplements, South Beach, Slim Fast and visits to dietitians....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:13 PM
This time of the year magazines, newspapers, television and radio as well as the Internet bombard us with diet and weight loss options.
As you review the information about diet plans or weight loss products, ask yourself, "is it too good to be true?"...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:21 PM
It’s the rare person who hasn’t been touched by cancer.
Many of our readers themselves have been diagnosed with cancer, while many others have close family members or friends with the disease.
Cancer comes in many variations to people of...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Hillary Wade spent years trying to hide.
She hid from the negative comments that strangers might make. She hid from social situations where people would judge her without knowing her.
And, mostly, she hid from her own feelings.
But one year ago, a...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 12:27 AM
That three of the Imperial Valley’s most popular locally-owned restaurants are joining the fight against childhood obesity is not only innovative, it’s entirely essential.
For two months starting in February, a special children’s menu...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:35 PM
I used to buy into the fact that since humans have opposing thumbs, lack a prehensile tail, and make and use tools that we were somehow superior in intelligence to our pets. Yet the longer I practice and the more I witness, I become more skeptical...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LUANG PRABANG, Laos -- Travel through Southeast Asia, and wherever you go you'll find statues of Buddha -- meditating, cogitating, calling for peace or for rain. The multiple poses are varied, and each one has its own meaning.
But only one pose shows the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For kids, time spent inactive seems less of a factor in higher body fat than does a lack of exercise, according to a new study.
Researchers found that the more minutes kids spent exercising at the pace of a fast walk each day,...