President Donald Trump is putting out the word that he has a plan to protect Americans with preexisting medical conditions from losing their health coverage, especially if the Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act.
It's possible that Trump will pull a rabbit out of his hat and produce something via executive order that would achieve...Read more
Is reefer madness hereditary?
A new study found that using marijuana while pregnant may increase psychotic-like behavior in children.
The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, followed 11,489 children over a series of years and evaluated their cognitive and behavior patterns around their ninth birthdays.
Only 655 of those children were exposed...Read more
Oh, the possibilities with that Wicked witch! Son James dazzled me again with a combination planting featuring this year's hot new coleus ColorBlaze Wicked with coleus and Canary Wing begonia. Immediately I noticed his carefully intentioned design of having the lime green margins of the coleus echo the golden-lime of the Canary Wing begonia.
"The Portrait of Dorian Gray" is a novel about a young man who manages to have his portrait age while he stays youthful, despite the terrible things he does to his body and to others. After decades pass, the tables turn and -- in an instant -- Dorian turns into an aged and grotesque corpse. Not a bad portrait of what happens to your body when ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently saw an ad on TV for Vascepa. It seems to be a drug for lowering triglycerides. I did some additional research and found that it also works as an anti-inflammatory. My triglycerides on my last bloodwork were 160. Would this drug be of benefit for me? Some say it's merely fish oil, which I have taken for several years. I...Read more
He's still the greatest.
I'm talking about Muhammad Ali, of course, who was a heavyweight boxing champion, activist, poet, philanthropist, philosopher and, above all, a professor of "the Sweet Science." He's also the star of a new graphic novel from Titan Comics, due in February.
I should note this isn't the first time Ali has been the star of...Read more
WASHINGTON - At first Janie Velencia thought she was in trouble. The former journalist, who was running her own greeting card company, had just received a message from an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
"I panicked," says Velencia, who'd been making greeting cards with Ginsburg's likeness for a couple years.
The email ...Read more
WASHINGTON - The upcoming Senate battle over a Supreme Court nomination is sharpening the focus on the 2010 health care law on the campaign trail before a high-stakes oral arguments hearing to determine the law's future, which will be held just a week after the election.
In a campaign in which health care was already a top issue for voters, the...Read more
Raspberries are coveted for their ruby splendor and firm plump flesh that delivers a sunny splash of sweetness.
Legend has it that raspberries were originally white until infant Zeus’ nursemaid, the nymph Ida, pricked a finger picking the pale berries for him, tinting them forevermore with her blood. Her tale, and the fact that ...Read more
Fact: The United States throws away 150,000 tons of food daily. In addition, the average household wastes about $1,500 worth of food each year.
The good news is that a few simple tricks can help you reduce the amount of fresh food you toss (and benefit the planet and your wallet). This handy guide will help you store fresh foods smarter.
A few years ago, my grandmother suffered a fall and broke her hip. She has never fully recovered and is now constantly fearful of falling, and has significantly limited her activities to prevent a fall from ever happening again. As a scientist focused on translational research in mobility and falls in older adults, of course I asked her how she ...Read more
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past few weeks, I have had a hoarse voice, even though I don’t have a cold. Is this something I should be concerned about?
ANSWER: It’s not uncommon to experience hoarseness once in a while, especially with a cold or even after cheering loudly at a sporting event. But when a hoarse voice doesn’t go away after ...Read more
Fast food might not be very good for you in terms of physical health, but a survey conducted of 125 older adults (ages 55-92) in the Minneapolis area found that regular visits to familiar eateries was good for their mental health, mostly because it provided a comfortable, easy-to-access place in which to socialize with others.
Q. I'm a regular reader of your column and most of the time I find your suggestions helpful, but I did not find your answer last week to a woman with an uncooperative ex of any benefit. Basically, you just told her to call a meeting and work it out. Her point was she didn't get along with her ex. How can you expect exes who don't get along to co...Read more
Routines, even boring ones, actually bring peace of mind, and who can't use a little more of that right now? It's harder to get back into good habits if you take too much time off. If you stop exercising or go off your diet for the summer (or the pandemic), you can lose what you've accomplished, as many of us have. Maybe it's time to reestablish...Read more
DETROIT - Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin were locked in an embrace when they were born at 11:06 a.m. June 11, 2019.
Coinjoined from their chests to their bellies, the identical twins' arms wrapped around one another as they were carefully lifted from their mother's womb at Michigan Medicine's Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor, said Dr. ...Read more
Roland Hill never left his Tollhouse, Calif., home perched on a mountainside when Creek Fire evacuation orders were issued Labor Day weekend. For one thing, officials didn't come knocking up his long, bumpy dirt road, he said.
"Nobody really even knows you're up here," the 60-year-old said of his off-the-grid lifestyle on remote Quail Springs ...Read more
There is an earnestness to Seth Gottesdiener's voice that is rather disarming for those who actively wonder how united our states really are.
As if the pandemic, racial reckoning and a pending general election aren't enough, the political fallout from Friday's passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presents yet another opportunity...Read more
PHILADELPHIA - Art is often permanent, hung on museum walls for centuries, or cast in bronze and erected outdoors to face the elements and the changing tide of history. The art Jim Victor and Marie Pelton make is transitory and delicious over lobster.
The Conshohocken, Pa., couple have worked with chocolate, cheese, and ice, but butter's ...Read more
SEATTLE - When John Suzick moved into the Brookdale Assisted Living facility in West Seattle, his 700-square-foot unit felt just fine. He had a view of the water and room for all he needed. Comfort.
Then COVID-19 hit, forcing Brookdale residents to stay put. The dining area was closed, meals were delivered to their doors, and the walls started ...Read more
Inside Health Advice
- She was selling RBG greeting cards. Then she heard from RBG
- Store fresh foods so they last longer
- What Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death could mean for millions of Americans with Obamacare
- Mayo Clinic Q&A: Evaluate hoarseness that doesn’t go away
- Supreme Court fight underscores campaign trail focus on health care