Health

Posted By Brian Byrd on 2014 Dec 2 - 9:05am

What exactly is diabetes mellitus, also known as sugar diabetes or just diabetes? There are two types, aptly named Type I and Type II, but almost all diabetics are Type II. Mellitus means honey or sweet. Diabetes means “straight through.” When our sugar levels are elevated, what we...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Oct 27 - 3:50pm

The issues are complex where the use of marijuana for treatment is concerned, and the decisions are being made on a state-by-state basis.

Dr. Darrin D’Agostino, chairman and associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. At a party in the early 1980s, a friend fighting what turned out to be a losing battle against...

Posted By james.verheyen on 2014 Apr 2 - 8:37am

With the Da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The Da Vinci features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wrested instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist.

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2014 Mar 24 - 3:15pm

Supersized colas have attracted plenty of bad press in recent years, but energy drinks may be a bigger health concern

Energy drinks can contain double or triple the caffeine of one cup of coffee, and the combined effects of ingredients such as taurine, ginseng, guarana and other stimulants can be difficult to measure. With new and extreme varieties of energy drinks flooding the market, health experts question...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2013 Aug 28 - 1:29pm

An estimated 13 million men nationwide over age 40 have low T. Although medical professionals have know about andropause for decades, treatment of low testosterone has increased dramatically in recent years.

It often starts with unexplained fatigue, low energy and poor mental focus. These can be signs that a man’s testosterone levels are below normal. Sufferers may also experience decreased muscle tone despite regular physical activity or sexual symptoms like decreased libido and desire. These...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Jul 24 - 4:39pm

What you don't know about prostate cancer will kill you.

Prostate cancer scares men silly. The C-word is bad enough, but what really freaks us out is the worry that the cure might leave us impotent. Faced with death, the concern about sex should be insignificant, but we men live at the level of our lizard brains. Which also means that many of us like hot...

Posted By Sonya Cisneros Curry on 2013 Jul 22 - 9:56am

Local parents and experts voice their opinions about pediatric vaccination.

Three-year-old Emily Lastinger wasn’t vaccinated for influenza because her parents forgot. Or because they were told to and thought it didn’t matter. In 2004, it wasn’t recommended for a healthy child her age. Emily was a perfectly normal, bouncy little girl, said her father, Joe...

Posted By Sonya Cisneros Curry on 2013 Jul 8 - 11:40am

Juice Junkies, Fort Worth's first raw juice bar is opening in West 7th this August. Owner Hillary Biediger shares the recipe for Body Electric below.  Body Electric 1 large tomato or 2 small 1 small cucumber (peeled if not organic) 3 celery stalks 3 carrots (tops...

Posted By Alison Rich on 2013 Mar 4 - 4:03pm

When you recall your school years, do you remember that handful of students who never missed a day? Who, when the rest of the class was hacking and coughing, somehow staved off sickness, with nary an absence to their name? Well, folks, I was one of those kids. I rarely came down with so much as a...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 26 - 5:32pm

Consider this fair warning that swimsuit season is officially only two months away. That means that it’s time to shed your Snuggie and greet the green world again. Take up a new sport or dust off your old routine. You can stay motivated and take control of your workout and fitness goals...

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