| Oct 31, 2008
| 4:22 PM
It's only October, and already state health officials are reporting two deaths in Maryland where cold weather was found to be a factor. It's fair warning that we need to be paying attention to folks in our community who may......
| Jan 16, 2009
| 4:22 PM
That was bracing! Overnight lows ranged from around minus-8 degrees out in Garrett County, to about 11 degrees in Aberdeen. Here is a map with National Weather Service observer reports.We recorded a low of 10 degrees out on the WeatherDeck......
| Dec 17, 2007
Dr. Jean-Pierre Aubert considers himself not only a general practitioner but a dealer of sorts.
From his second-floor office up a winding staircase in an apartment building near the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, the doctor prescribes a drug called...
| Oct 14, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to seven companies and one nutritionist who sell chemicals called chelators to treat autism, cardiovascular diseases and other conditions, informing them they are violating federal law.
| Nov 22, 2010
It's frighteningly easy to drop a couple of hundred dollars on a holiday present. If you're considering spending big money on a health-related gift, you'll want to make sure that it will do something besides take up space in the gift bag.
| Dec 10, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Here's your do-the-fandango Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- If you're traveling for the holidays, it's likely your airfare is a little cheaper than it would have been last year. Our friends at Priceline, the online......
| Jan 14, 2008
Could you review red yeast rice? I've started taking it in an attempt to lower my cholesterol and stay off statins.
The products: Lowly fungi have an amazing ability to create compounds that have strong effects on humans (alcohol,...
| Dec 17, 2007
It's a jolly time of year for companies selling health products. The credit cards are flying, wishful thinking hits an annual high, and shopper skepticism doesn't come easy. But many gadgets or supplements have all of the health-enhancing power of a...
| Apr 12, 2010
For millions of people, the quietest room is never quiet enough. Even when surrounded by silence, they can hear a ringing or buzzing in their ears that drives them to distraction. The sound is called tinnitus, and sufferers — often people with...
| Oct 28, 2009
An ounce of prevention ... often adds up to a pound of malarkey. Whether it's a tablet to take with alcohol to prevent a beer belly, or a chocolaty, sweetened breakfast cereal that's fortified to "support" your child's immune system, experts say most...
| Dec 14, 2009
During the holiday season -- or any time, really -- solid sleep can be a real gift. The not-so-sound sleepers on your shopping list would undoubtedly appreciate anything that would help them get some needed rest.
You can't exactly gift-wrap warm milk and...
| Feb 23, 2010
It's a good year to be a germophobe.
Hand sanitizers are everywhere. Obsessive hand-washing is socially acceptable. And the threat of the H1N1 flu has led to a slew of new products designed to keep germs at bay.
No doubt, fighting the flu is a messy...