For someone like me, who had a crew of imaginary playmates as a young child (including an owl who perched on my right shoulder and helped me steer clear of trouble whenever I sailed the seas in my cardboard box), the results of a recent study on chi
The evidence that high blood pressure is worrisome for the brain as well as for the heart continues to mount: A study published today in the St.
An argument could be made — and frequently has been made — that the off-label use of certain drugs in certain situations is a good thing.And, indeed, prescribing drugs off-label (for uses not specifically approved by the Food and Drug Administration
Ever been amazed at the servers who can handle complicated restaurant orders at a table of eight or 10 without writing anything down? Then check out the successful memory methods they use to get everyone the right dish.
At least life expectancy in the United States is heading in the right direction.
A document posted by Talking Points Memo shows the extent to which the United Health advocacy team will assist employees and insured members, including advice on writing letters to Congress and talking points for town hall meetings.
I am notorious among my family for having absolutely no sense of direction. The stories they could tell (and do).
Call it Health Reform 101. Two University of Minnesota health-policy experts today translated federal reform efforts for a state Senate committee.
What are young women (and the parents of young women) to think about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine — you know, the one that’s supposed to protect against cervical cancer?Last June, the conservative group Judicial Watch (yep, the one finance
The public debate continues on the controversial breast-cancer legislation that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is sponsoring in the Senate.
Over the weekend, the Obama administration sent signals that the public option isn’t a must-have in health-care reform. What’s behind that? It could be a simple case of math. The U.S. Senate needs 60 votes to pass a health-care reform bill.
Are you going to be spending part of the weekend with friends?How well do you know them?
You can now read online Maura Lerner’s intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the current controversy regarding the 70-year-old MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) test, which ran in last Sunday’s dead-tree version of the Star Tribune.
A new study finds that adherence to just four lifestyle factors was associated with an 80 percent reduction in the risk of developing four potentially deadly chronic diseases.
Black cohosh and red clover are ineffective at reducing menopausal hot flashes.
According to studies conducted by Robert Feldman, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, when we’re making small talk with strangers, we tend to lie to each other about three times every 10 minutes.
I’m having lunch with a group of friends today.
A panel of ideologically diverse scientific and regulatory experts recommended Wednesday that firm rules be established to keep politics from overriding science when federal agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Pr
Fess up: Do you take afternoon naps? Or, more to the point: Would you if you could? Napping is much maligned in our culture.
University of Minnesota journalism professor Gary Schwitzer and his team of health-news reviewers find that the networks’ morning news shows regularly offer misleading, sloppily reported health segments.