Monthly Archives: August 2011
Working at your desk. Driving long distances. Sitting for hours at a time isn’t good for you — especially if you have bad posture. There are things you can do to release tension and ward off pain and stiffness. Lurene … Continue reading
Blowing up a balloon can help sinus sufferers get precious air into their own lungs. It’s an alternative to traditional surgery that can speed recovery. In today’s cover story, Rod Starns explains how a new technology allows doctors to use … Continue reading
Cookies, soft drinks and candy. They’re all easily recognized sources of sugar. Parents try to make sure their kids don’t end up with too much sugar in their systems. Doug Johnson explains why that’s a good idea.
Hysterectomies—the surgical removal of the uterus—is the second most frequent major surgery performed on reproductive-aged women in the U.S. and while it can be a life-saving procedure, some experts wonder whether the procedure is performed too often. Lurene Cachola has … Continue reading
The heart is an amazing muscle. About the size of your fist, it will beat more than 2 and a half billion times during an average 66-year lifespan. But sometimes, the rhythm of the heart goes awry, causing “a-fib,” or … Continue reading