You can examine your doctor's record, but don't expect to learn everything
Recently a reader wrote me to ask how patients can perform background checks on their doctors, to make sure that they're in good standing. He had a reason for asking: A few years ago, he said, he'd agreed to have a spinal fusion performed by an apparently well-regarded surgeon.
The science of workout music
You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session.
What's the first thing you reach for?
Your earbuds, naturally.
Football helmets don't protect side of head from blows in tests
Players using current football helmets aren't adequately protected against hits to the side of the head, which can lead to sometimes-lethal concussions and brain swelling, researchers said.
What to read into nutrition labels on raw meat
When you read a nutrition facts label for raw meat, is the fat content listed for raw or cooked weight? If it's the cooked weight, is the manufacturer assuming the meat is rare or well done?
Heroin resurgence seen sparked by cheap cost, easy availability
Heroin, suspected of killing actor Philip Seymour Hoffman this weekend, has for years been a forgotten drug, overtaken by abuse of prescription painkillers.
Now it's back, and in a big way.
3 apps to help you get a better night's sleep
With help from a few smartphone apps, you can look forward to a good night's rest and an even better morning.
Is a wearable bracelet that measures your sun exposure actually useful?
The June bracelet, announced at the Consumer Electronic Show this month on and out later this year, tracks a user's sun exposure and syncs with an app on iDevices via Bluetooth to monitor UV intensity, recommend appropriate SPF, give skincare advice based on how much time a user spends in the sun, and even give warnings when a user has caught too many rays.
Poll finds drop in uninsured rate
The nation's uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as the major coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's health care law got underway, according to a closely watched survey released Thursday.
Apps of the week: 4 apps to help you stick to your healthy New Year's resolutions
We're ten days into 2014 and the glimmer of a new year is starting to dim. Motivation to achieve those ambitious goals of a healthier lifestyle may be starting to wane, and everyone could use a few apps to support their New Year's resolutions.
The 12 months of fitness, starting now
The holiday parties are over, and now many Americans are setting fitness goals for the new year.
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