Closure: Kaavya Viswanathan's Chick Lit Revisited
In the mass-media age, new stories captivate us, then vanish. We revisit those stories to bring you the next chapter.
Five 'Healthy' Snacks That Aren't So Healthy
In some cases, it might be better for your health to reach for the Doritos.
How to Cope When Your Adult Kids Move Back Home
With economic pressures mounting, more adult children are moving back home, putting a crimp in mom and dad's second honeymoon.
The Seven Worst Winter Drinks
Hot apple cider and spiked hot chocolate might hit the spot this time of year, but watch out for skyrocketing calorie counts.
Pro-Anorexia Groups Spread to Facebook
After meeting for years on anonymous and secret Web sites, pro-anorexia groups are now moving to more public forums like Facebook.
Six Chip Dips to Avoid at Holiday Parties
The appetizers at your holiday party might be gone in a flash, but what you dipped into them won't soon disappear from your waistline.
Crossing to Mexico for Hospitals and Healthcare
Mexico health care, Mexican doctors, Mexican hospitals, Mexico border, Texas, health insurance
How to Avoid the Most Fattening Soups
Some types of soup contain half a day's recommended calories and sodium in one serving. Here's how to avoid those that are the least healthy.
Five Snacks to Beat 3 O'Clock Slump
Back away from the chocolate and caffeine; there are healthier ways to get your afternoon pick-me-up.
Four Ways You Can Use Tech Gadgets to Get Fit
From computer games to iPhones, there are cool new tech applications you can use to get in shape.
Should Drug Companies Reveal Payments to Doctors?
A Harvard health policy expert on why Eli Lilly's pledge to reveal the payments it makes to doctors is only the first of many needed changes in the way pharmaceutical companies interact with the medical profession.
Five Ways To Trick Yourself Into Eating Less
Smaller plates and savvier calorie counting: how to avoid consuming more than you mean to.
Should You Tan to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency?
A slew of recent books and studies have touted the benefits of vitamin D and the perils of not getting enough vitamin D; some even encourage lying in the sun and taking vitamin supplements in order to prevent depression.
Five Financial Costs of American Obesity
We know that being overweight isn't good for our health, but carrying extra weight costs more, too.
Mental Illness May Go Untreated in Asian-Americans
Mental health problems among Asian-Americans are often stigmatized and untreated. But doctors are finding ways to help.
Should Swimmers Shake Water Out of Their Ears?
If water gets caught in your ear after a swim, jumping up and down will help get it out, but only if you've tilted your head and pulled on the ear so that the canal is at an angle for water to run out, says Ted Epperly, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. "Hopping up and down only increases the gravitational force by which that will come out," Epperly says.
Do Rewards and Contests Help Smokers Quit?
Some workplaces offer employees $10 for every month they're able to kick their smoking habits; others give people lottery tickets every day they don't take a drag.
How to Avoid the Most Common Medical Mistakes
The most common medical mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
Fact or Fiction: Does a 'Base Tan' Protect You From Sunburn?
Answer: FictionThough many believe it's best to be slightly tanned before going on vacation, doing so will hardly save your skin, according to Sarah Stein, a professor of dermatology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. "Really, we want to protect ourselves from [both] tanning and burning," she says.
Why Tiger Woods Didn't Listen to His Doctor
What physicians can do when stars like Tiger ignore advice.
The Six Most Fattening Summer Cocktails
'Tis the season to kick back with a frosty summer cocktail, but the calorie counts are anything but relaxing.
The Nine Most Obnoxious Habits of Gym Rats
Fitness club managers dish about their members' most obnoxious habits.
Treatments for Brain Tumors like Ted Kennedy's
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are racing to develop experimental treatments, and even vaccines, for fast-growing malignant brain tumors like the one Sen. Edward Kennedy has been diagnosed with.
Are Mineral Water Facial Sprays Worth the Money?
Evian dreamed up a creative way to sell even more of its bottled mineral water: by repackaging and marketing it as a revitalizing spray for your face. A 5 oz.
The Four Worst Home Acne Cures
Teens (and some adults) will try almost anything to quell an outbreak of acne, but many traditional home remedies may do more harm than good.
Explaining Amy Winehouse's Strange Skin Infection
A representative claims the sores on the troubled singer's face are the result of a surprisingly common skin infection.
Unhealthy Chinese-Food Choices
The seven most unhealthy choices at a Chinese restaurant
Are we ready for an era of 'natural-orifice surgery'?
Six Wacky Snoring Fixes
People will try anything to stop that nightly racket. Here are some of the most outlandish new suggestions for an age-old problem.
Does Aromatherapy Work?
Aromatherapy adherents will tell you that basil can clear headaches and lemon can be an antidepressant. The idea that scents can be used medicinally has become so widely accepted that so-called "essential" oils, or highly concentrated plant scents, have found their way into a slew of lotions, candles, sprays and massage products promising to help you sleep, wake you up or relieve your stress.