July 23, 2008 RSS feed / Health

Low-carb diet is best, study says

ATLANTA The Atkins diet may have proved itself after all: A low-carb diet and a Mediterranean-style regimen helped people lose more weight than a traditional low-fat diet in one of the longest and largest studies to compare the dueling weight-los More...

The age of sluggishness

CHICAGO One of the largest studies of its kind shows just how sluggish American children become once they hit the teen years: While 90 percent of 9-year-olds get a couple of hours of exercise most days, fewer than 3 percent of 15- year-olds do. More...

HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR

Christine Day, a certified nursing assistant at the Letcher County Health Department checked Elisha Baker's blood pressure July 18 at the Blair Mall at Ermine. More...

Asthma can strike victims at any age

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Isn't it odd to come down with asthma at age 66? They tell me I have it. I had a cough that started this past winter, and it wouldn't go away. It comes in spurts and is always worse at night. More...

Making the most of Your Doctor and Pharmacy Visits

In today's busy world, your doctor appointment may only last 10 to 15 minutes. It is important to be prepared so you get the most out of your visit. Know Your Stuff Come to every appointment with the following: • A list of questions. More...