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Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.

Posted Apr 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

For athletes and anyone leading an active lifestyle getting injured no longer means sitting on the couch. Doctors are now trying to keep you up and moving.

Posted Apr 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM

American portion sizes, our couch-potato ways and our waistlines are the punchlines of jokes around the world. But how bad are we really? Out here on the East Coast, in an urban area full of lots of highly educated people sporting all manner of...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Many health insurance plans require you to designate a primary care physician. But, choosing Doctor Right is daunting.

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 9:54 AM

If you’re like one of the 45 million Americans who diet each year, you know what makes most diets nearly impossible to stick to: hunger. Fortunately it's possible to lose weight while feeling satisfied by eating three critical components in...

Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 9:39 AM

We try to eat healthy as a family, but there are often derailments where we lose sight and consider fruit snacks and Frosted Mini-Wheats as legitimate food groups.

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 11:16 AM

For most of my friends and family, this statement may be a surprise: I don’t know the last time I had Mountain Dew. For the rest of you, let me step back a few years. When I graduated college, I was hired at the Florida Times-Union...

Posted Apr 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM

It is known that cancer, in any of its forms, is a disease that has claimed many, many lives. Since it is important to consider and count some things as possible early warning signs of cancer, I want to point out 11 symptoms of this disease that...

Posted Apr 20, 2016 at 6:30 AM

New immunotherapy drugs are showing significant and extended effectiveness against a broadening range of cancers, including rare and intractable tumors often caused by viruses. The drugs help the immune system to recognize the virus-associated...

Posted Apr 19, 2016 at 7:00 AM

I have a fondness for neighborhood drugstores, as my late pharmacist father owned one when I was growing up. I was not so happy, however, when this store tried to gouge me on my first prescription, a generic thyroid medication that should have cost...

Posted Apr 18, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Critics of the fast food industry have long warned about the perils of our addiction to processed food. Big Macs and Whoppers might taste good, but put too many of them in your body and it will expand as Violet Beauregard's did in "Willy Wonka & The...

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