PATIENT STORY

‘I can still make beautiful things’

Adult coloring has become a popular rehabilitation and meditation tool, with more than 12 million coloring books sold each year.

February 26, 2017 1

The sour note on fake sweeteners

Childhood use of sugar substitutes jumped 200 percent from 1999 to 2012—and that's not a good thing.

February 26, 2017 0

Stroke and anemia: Deadly pair?

Older stroke victims with anemia are up to twice as likely to die within a year, compared to non-anemic patients, study finds.

February 25, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

A surprise recovery

A new aortic valve and an implanted heart pump kept Bob Verburg alive, giving his heart a chance to heal.

February 24, 2017 5

Marijuana study sorts good from bad

Prescription doses can treat chronic pain, muscle spasms and nausea—but there are still downsides to the drug.

February 24, 2017 0

Adult asthma over-diagnosed?

Canadian study finds many patients were told they had asthma based on symptoms and doctor's evaluation—but not on objective testing.

February 23, 2017 0

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

February 22, 2017 0

Study: Gym members reap outsized rewards

With club membership, you're more likely to exceed aerobics and strength-training standards recommended by health officials.

February 21, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I’m getting my life back’

After a battle with Guillain-Barré syndrome, Heidi Roine is learning to move again. And live again.

February 20, 2017 28

Write your child’s anaphylaxis plan

Caregivers of severely allergic children should know what to do in an emergency—and always have an epinephrine auto-injector on hand.

February 20, 2017 0

Do you get enough vitamin D?

If you live in the mitten state, probably not. What can you do to get the full benefits of the sunshine vitamin?

February 19, 2017 4

Stout and hardy? Check your heart

People with a high tolerance for pain may face a greater risk of silent heart attacks.

February 19, 2017 0