| 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 31, 2010
| 1:30 AM
Here are some of the very important ag stories that I believe impact our area. I'm not ranking them but you can let me know if you agree:
For northeastern South Dakota, moisture and more moisture had producers fretting at 2010 began. Many crops were...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 4:09 PM
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials on Friday approved a new type of morning-after contraceptive that works longer than the current leading drug on the market.
The pill ella from HRA Pharma reduces the chance of pregnancy up to five days after sex....
| 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.
| Jan 19, 2009
Your Medicine Cabinet Needs an Annual Checkup, Too
by Carol Lewis
What kind of medicines and other health products should you keep on hand to treat minor ailments or injuries? More importantly, where's the best place in the house to keep them? Here'...
| 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...
| May 18, 2009
If you're looking for extra protection against swine flu, remember that not all health products live up to their ad copy. The Healthy Skeptic investigated four products that supposedly ward off the flu. The short story: We haven't really come all that far...
| Jul 31, 2008
On Cinco de Mayo in 1945, thousands of people gathered to dedicate the Casa del Mexicano, a community center that served as a sentinel of Mexican culture in Los Angeles.
In the 1950s, after the center moved west to Boyle Heights, stars from as far away...
| 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,...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 10:11 PM
A controversial new study that lists the ten riskiest foods to your health is being lashed out against by those in the food industry.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest says these ten foods, in the order of the risk they represent, are among...
| 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...