September 12, 2012 RSS feed / Health

New methods heal troops

Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. More...

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications.  More...

Study: Ginkgo doesn’t slow Alzheimer’s

Taking the popular dietary supplement ginkgo biloba didn’t prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.  More...

Leg pain a sign of blocked artery

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife’s doctor thinks she has intermittent claudication due to peripheral vascular disease. She also has diabetes. Would you describe it and its treatment? — S.B.  More...