How to train like an Olympian

Though most of us will never make an Olympic team we can borrow a few training tips from these world class athletes and, like them, get the …

Mammograms: Are they needed or not?

Simply finding cancer is not proof of a test’s benefit. One must find the cancer, provide treatment and demonstrate that patients who would …

What your IQ score doesn’t tell you

What your specific numerical score means depends on the test you take. IQ is really a measure of how well you do on a test compared with oth…

Ultrasound steaks

Ranchers are using ultrasound to help get better steaks from their cattle.

Genetic High LDL

Knowing your cholesterol levels may not be enough to prevent heart attacks. Genetic defects play a part in dangerous cholesterol levels in s…

Food that’s better for your heart

February is Heart Month, a good time to be thinking of your heart and how to keep it healthy. Looking for easy ways to keep it pumping? Look…

House calls to the homeless

Dr. Jim Withers has been tending to medical needs of Pittsburgh’s homeless for 20 years . Withers’ program has become a model for “street do…

He lost 275 pounds, reunited with love

Lee Jordan and Beth Schwein went their separate ways in college and then reconnected 20 years later. Lee lost more than 275 pounds with Beth…

Towns hope new CVS policy brings change

Local health officials in western Massachusetts hope to capitalize on the decision by CVS to phase out the sale of tobacco products by seeki…