David Noonan

You Want Statins With That?

It's Summertime And The Eating Is Easy. As You Throw More Red Meat On The Grill, You Know That Little Pill Will Keep Your Cholesterol Down. But Could It Also Stop Alzheimer's?

Men's Health: A Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular Disease Is Still The No. 1 Killer Of American Men. New Screening Tests May Help Millions Avoid The Emergency Room

A Generation Finds Its Voice

Some kids wanted to call it the War Club. Which made sense, since it was meant to be an alternative to the Peace Club. But the principal didn't approve, so Jeff Bombardier and like-minded classmates at South Hadley High School in western Massachusetts instead called it the South Hadley Alliance of Republican Conservative Students.

Of Chips, Putts And Chokes

Arnold Palmer walked up the 18th fairway at the end of the second round of the 2002 U.S. Senior Open last June to the sound of cheers and applause. It was a warm and familiar scene. "Yet another ovation for the king," said NBC announcer Dan Hicks, as the 72-year-old Palmer waved to the fans.

Toys: The Smallest Big Guys

It's as if his opponents' dreams (and Phil Jackson's worst nightmare) have finally come true. There stands Shaquille O'Neal, just 1 5/8 inches tall. The towering Lakers center is one of 24 NBA stars who have been rendered in miniature by LEGO, the Denmark-based toy company.

Sports: Zagat's Above Par

If you spend any time around golfers at all, you soon discover that most of them, regardless of their skill level, consider themselves experts on the game.

Sports: Pro Perils

The death last week from heart failure of Pittsburgh Steelers' Hall of Fame center Mike Webster, 50, whose post-NFL life included a diagnosis of brain damage and periods of homelessness, raised familiar questions about the long-term health risks for pro-football players.

Be Your Own Master

The dot-com boom is deader than disco, but the entrepreneurial spirit that drove it is alive and well. Half-baked Internet schemes don't cut it anymore--you'll need more than a catchy domain name this time round--but the Net and other high-tech fields remain a rich breeding ground for entrepreneurs, with plenty of opportunities for people who want to be their own boss.

How Safe Are Our Youngest Athletes?

The death last week from a head injury of Taylor Davison, a 10-year-old girl from Bartlett, Ill., who collapsed during football practice, raised a host of fears and questions for parents and coaches.

Roadside Kitsch

They are vestiges of simpler times, those long-ago days before theme parks when sweaty parents packed their sweaty kids into the family station wagon and headed out in search of something--anything--to entertain them.

Prozac Vs. Placebos

Over the past 14 years, millions of Americans have escaped the debilitating and sometimes lethal grip of depression with the help of a handful of popular drugs, including Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil.

Wiring The New Docs

Today's Medical Students Use An Unprecedented Array Of Sophisticated Teaching Aids. But How Does That Translate Into Action When A Patient's Heart Rate Soars And His Blood Pressure Plunges?

Is The Cadaver Dead?

Cutting Up A Corpse To Learn Human Anatomy Has Always Been A Rite Of Passage In Medical School. Those Days May End.

The Botox Boom

The Drug That's Smoothed A Million Brows Is Coming Soon To A Doctor's Office Near You

Blood And Money

There are so many things La-Shawn Clark never thought she'd be dealing with right now, least of all the overwhelming weight of her grief. Her husband, Keefe, who courted her with flowers even after they married 11 years ago, was last seen carrying a wheelchair-bound stranger down a smoky stairwell in the World Trade Center.

Philip Morris: Hiding Behind A New Name?

Philip Morris Inc., one of the world's biggest packaged-goods companies, is changing its name. In what one tobacco analyst calls "an attempt to put much of its difficult history behind it," the company will be known as Altria Group Inc., if shareholders approve the move.

Danger: Handle With Care

Let's just say no one was in a rush to check their mailboxes," says Dave Saltonstall, a writer at the New York Daily News. From Hollywood, where some movie studios stopped distributing screenplays and other mail, to Washington, where officials at the U.S. Postal Service fielded a rush of calls from worried branch-office workers, public fears about potentially lethal mail disrupted business as usual last week and loomed as yet another drag on the nation's battered economy.

Lost Lives

Here are a handful of stories of those who were lost on Sept. 11. Many more our part of our commemorative issue, "The Spirit of America."Tom Gardner's wife has asked his friends to write stories about him for their young children, Amy and Christopher.

Lost Lives

Now there are thousands dead. Most were in their 30s and 40s, ambitious and young and innocent. The stockbroker. The secretary. The minister. The office manager.

The Silent Partner

After his win last week at the Canon Greater Hartford Open, his second victory of the year and the 19th of his career, Phil Mickelson, the No. 2 golfer in the world, told a national television audience what PGA Tour insiders have known for years--he's got one of the best caddies in the game. "Bones and I really mesh well on the course," Mickelson said of Jim (Bones) Mackay, who's been with him since he started on the tour in 1992. "He's one of those guys that, under the gun, when it's a...

Surgery Of The Future: The Ultimate Remote Contro

Douglas Boyd, a heart surgeon at London Health Science Centre in Ontario, is doing amazing things in the OR these days. Sitting across the room from the operating table, Boyd is using a surgical robot to perform bypass operations on patients without opening their chests (save for five tiny incisions), while their hearts continue beating.

Red Bull's Good Buzz

It's 1 a.m. on a weeknight and the party is in full swing at Float, a popular New York nightclub. The music is pounding, the people are dancing and the bar is covered with little blue and silver cans.

Economics 101: Talking The Talk

Wall street jargon serves a high purpose. People want desperately to believe that somebody understands the economy. But clarity is not always well served by the language of the dismal science. "Bear market" is a familiar term, but how many know that, by one widely used definition, it means a 20 percent drop from the peak?

Wall Street's New Pitch

Never mind the recent surge in layoffs or Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan's congressional testimony last week about faltering consumer confidence.

The Money Nobody Wants

Unlike most Americans, New Jersey Transit ticket agent Philip Martin sees the Sacagawea dollar all the time. Commuters, who receive the golden coins as change from NJ Transit vending machines, use them to buy tickets from Martin, or simply trade them for dollar bills.

Gm's War On Drug Costs

The purple pill has General Motors seeing red. The automaker spent $52 million last year buying Prilosec, the brightly colored ulcer medicine, for its employees and retirees.

A Baby-Booty Boom

Forget the silver spoon. It takes a lot more than a highfalutin eating utensil to signal wealth among the spit-up set these days. Among the gifts bestowed on Willow Camille Reign Smith since she was born in October to American movie star Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith: an $865 Gucci diaper bag, and no fewer than 10 baby baskets--each stuffed with such goodies as rhinestone-studded jean jackets and Kate Spade baby bags and priced up to $1,500. "I love Gucci, always have," says...

Show Me The Most Money

Scott Boras is used to having things his way. While most dads are happy to toss the ball around with their kids in the backyard, that clearly wasn't good enough for the most aggressive agent in baseball.

The $252 Million Man

At the Monday press conference announcing the record-shattering, ten-year, $252 million deal that sent slugging short­ stop Alex Rodriguez to the Texas Rangers, Johnnie Oates, the Rangers manager, referred to the new "partnership" between the 25-year-old A-Rod and Tom Hicks, the billionaire owner of the team.

Baby's Booty

Forget the silver spoon. it takes a lot more than a highfalutin eating utensil to signal wealth among the spit-up set these days. Among the gifts bestowed on Willow Camille Reign Smith since she was born in October to Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will: an $865 Gucci diaper bag, and no fewer than 10 baby baskets--each stuffed with such goodies as rhinestone-studded jean jackets and Kate Spade baby bags and priced up to $1,500--from the store Life Size at Fred Segal's in Santa Monica,...