Health
37 results total, viewing 1 - 10
Whether it's New Year's Eve or any other time of year, and whether you consider yourself a "social drinker," a potential "problem drinker" or a self-acknowledged recovering alcoholic, you may want to do some serious thinking before heading out to … more
Q: If I received the flu shot in September, will I still be protected from the flu in March? A: That's a very good question — and the answer depends, in part, on your current health.The flu season normally lasts from November to March, but it … more
WASHINGTON — Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood.New recommendations for U.S. obstetricians, the latest in a debate over how quick to … more
Q: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic. Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma?A: This is a valid question. Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate the lungs. This particulate matter, in … more
CHICAGO — A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention programs, a study suggests.In the years included in the study, the Melanoma … more
Q: I just read your column about a daily aspirin regimen, which raised these questions for me: If someone appears to be in the middle of a heart attack, should you try to give them an aspirin? Also, does it pay to keep aspirin in the house just for … more
Many people have expressed to me their desire for a dignified death for themselves and their loved ones. This is a challenge in a death-phobic culture where life at all costs (physically, emotionally and financially) is the norm. Too many of us know … more
Chemicals that have been associated with cancer and other health problems have been found in some fast-food packaging, according to a new study. Researchers found the substances, which can leach into food, in sandwich and dessert wrappers and … more
I was recently invited to speak at a Death Cafe in Kingston, N.Y., about grief and the holidays. The Death Cafe is a movement throughout the country where people come together of their own free will to talk about death, loss, end-of-life care, etc. … more
WASHINGTON - "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies, and … more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 90 days.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions