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Food & Health
  • Ginseng, cinnamon meet diabetes DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife is 76 and diabetic. She has been taking meds for a long time, and has a hard time managing her blood sugars. I saw an ad recently for a natural formula that, according to the ad, will help lower blood levels substantially, wit

    June 27, 2014

  • The science of shyness

    Shy people have quite a bit to contend with - not least the word itself. 
    It has a number of different meanings, none of which are flattering. To "shy away" from something implies avoidance; to "shy" can also mean to move suddenly in fright; to "be shy of" something can mean to come up short, or be insufficient.

    June 26, 2014

  • Hospitals using consumer purchase data for information on patient health

    Information compiled by data brokers from public records and credit card transactions can reveal where a person shops, the food they buy, and whether they smoke. The largest hospital chain in the Carolinas is plugging data for 2 million people into algorithms designed to identify high-risk patients, while Pennsylvania's biggest system uses household and demographic data.

    June 26, 2014

  • 20140625-AMX-HEALTH-EXERCISE252.jpg Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities

    Spirit - which stands for "Social Physical Interactive Respectful Inclusive Teamwork" - offers classes that help clients with developmental disabilities build muscle, increase flexibility and improve their diets. As a population, they have limited opportunities when it comes to health, Smith says. "And a lot need more social interaction," he adds.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • FDA study: Heart pacer-zapper benefits women more CHICAGO (AP) — Women with heart failure are less likely to get a special kind of pacemaker than men, but more likely to benefit from the device, a government analysis suggests.The findings come from the first study of its kind conducted by researcher

    June 25, 2014

  • Amanda Stecker Staying on track while going off the map It’s that time of year again — time for sunshine, swimming, grilling and of course, camping. Camping is a great summer activity, but it is important to incorporate nutrition when planning for a camping trip. From meals to snacks, healthy and balanced

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dr. Ken Womboldt Sciatica is a set of symptoms, not a diagnosis What exactly is sciatica pain? We hear this all the time in our clinic. Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • New dental tool could mean the end of fillings as we know them

    There may come a time in the near future when fillings for minor cavities are a thing of the past. Researchers at King's College London are developing a procedure that uses low-frequency electrical currents to help teeth "self-heal" lesions, or cavities, without drilling.

    June 24, 2014

  • Doctors to parents: Start reading to kids early

    The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy.

    Doing so can enhance child development and prepare young minds for early language and reading ability.

    June 24, 2014

  • Laryngeal neuropathy may be more common than thought DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had a chronic cough for over 30 years. As you can imagine, I have seen numerous specialists through the years, and none of the prescribed treatments has worked.A friend suggested I might have laryngeal neuropathy. My doctor did

    June 24, 2014

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