Air ambulance services take off

Air ambulance services are growing in popularity, but because the industry is new, it is relatively unregulated. Those considering using such a service should do research, ask questions, and look for certification. (Locked) More »

Reaching for the anti-salt

Potassium helps balance the sodium in our diets. It is relatively easy to get the necessary amount by eating a varied diet with plenty of plant-based foods. (Locked) More »

Pancreatic cancer: An update on a 'stealth' cancer

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose because there are few outward symptoms, and it does not show in traditional imaging tests. It is hoped that ongoing research may reveal a mutated gene or some other sort of genetic marker. (Locked) More »

Toenail fungus: Drill to kill

Toenail fungus is difficult to treat, but two new types of treatment in testing may make it easier. One uses short-wavelength light, and the other requires drilling tiny holes in the affected nail. (Locked) More »

In Brief: Sing along for health

Research finds that group singing can boost the mood, relieve stress, promote relaxation, and enhance the immune system. Singing along with a group may also be beneficial for people with certain speech disorders. More »

In Brief: Of pets and pounds

Researchers looked at overweight people who also had overweight dogs. Those who exercised with their pets lost a small amount of weight, but the dogs lost a bigger percentage of their body weight. (Locked) More »

Vitamin E gets an F

After recent research has cast doubt on the safety of vitamin E supplements, advice for those taking AREDS vitamins for macular degeneration. (Locked) More »