A meta-analysis of 18 studies that investigated the link between vitamin and mineral supplements and cardiovascular disease outcomes concludes that the former doesn't seem to do much to curb the risk of the latter.
In ...Read more
When you say you "tied one on," you're saying that you had too much to drink. That turn of a phrase makes about as much sense as "belting" down a drink, or being "hung over." But as fuzzy as the origins of those idioms are...Read more
Dear Amy: My husband and I (and our two children) are relocating. We have spent the past 18 months researching a really beautiful mountain community.
We were approved for a rental property there, but it fell through just ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 69 and take medications for blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as plenty of vitamins. I have had many medical conditions (e.g., Meniere's disease and lower back pain) that eventually were resolved...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My daughter Scarlet has a precious 18-month-old baby girl I'll call Sierra. Scarlet, her husband and the baby spend a lot of time at their beach house, where they have several full-time employees, including a ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: One bad thing after another keeps happening to me. I try to pick myself up but it seems my decisions about life lead me into ...Read more
When the American Medical Association -- one of the nation's most powerful health care groups -- met in Chicago this June, its medical student caucus seized an opportunity for change.
Though they had tried for years to ...Read more
It didn't add up. And yet, there stood the jar of pennies on the bedroom dresser.
"When I was a little girl, Grammy would always say, 'You need to pick up those pennies from heaven,' " Stacy Hall said, reminiscing as ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make an announcement next week that would bring drown prescription drug prices "really, really substantially."
Trump didn't further explain the action he would take ...Read more
DETROIT -- General Motors announced Monday that it will offer a new "direct-to-employer" lower-cost health insurance option next year for the nearly 24,000 salaried employees and their families who live in southeast ...Read more
It's August, and my friend Bobby mentions he's bored with his running routine. (I'm a certified fitness trainer. People tell me these things.)
He's on the treadmill most every day, pounding it out, mile after mile, ...Read more
When Bear Grylls is taping his TV show "Running Wild," he and his celebrity co-adventurers have to prepare a cook-what-you-can-find meal under the most rugged circumstances. You can bet they hope they won't have to grill ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am an 85-year-old widower. My wife died three months ago.
I live with a "live-in" assistant who provides meals and general assistance to me. This person also has a job in real estate.
I have two grown ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I received the first dose of Shingrix this week and had pretty severe side effects, though in the range of what can be expected: high fever (101.5), intense shivering, a severe headache and 12 hours of ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I am a 50-year-old woman. I have been married to my husband for 28 years and never cheated. We have a good life together, and our sex life has always been great, but I have recently fallen in love with another ...Read more
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
I mostly want to have a baby; my fiance mostly does not. I'm in my late 30s and have school-age kids; he doesn't have and never planned to have kids. Deciding to ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: I have always believed that God speaks to people through Scripture. Am I wrong and how can I really know that I am hearing from God when I pray? -- P.W.
A: First, God speaks ...Read more
Addiction Policy Forum, a national substance abuse nonprofit, has added Connecticut-specific resources to its online database of treatment centers, facilities and healthcare providers.
The Addiction Resource Center, which...Read more
In a recent column, I stated, "Even if we entirely avoided all carbohydrates, our bodies would use protein in an alternate recipe to make glucose (sugar) to fuel our cells."
A reader in Ontario, Canada, responded: "...Read more
In the competitive world of high school sports -- where a standout performance can lead to a lucrative college scholarship -- many top student athletes want to get back into the game, even after getting injured.
That can ...Read more
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