‘It made me feel ashamed’: Poor moms anguish over diaper costs

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As a single working mom with no college education, Jessica Aragon was once so desperate for diapers she considered stealing them. Back then, she remembers, she barely had enough money to cover childcare and rent at the end of […]

Blind sailor wants to go solo

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Urban Miyares has diabetes and has been legally blind since the 1970s. Neither has stopped him from following his passion for sailing.

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Your Weekend Workout: Build Lean, Tight Arms

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People who are trying to lose weight often skip weight training. After all, gaining muscle means gaining weight.  But if you include strength exercises into your weekly workouts you’ll enjoy significant benefits.  For example, by doing a few simple […]

New blood test might predict sepsis deaths

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Researchers looking for a test to predict whether someone has a potentially deadly condition called sepsis have made a surprise finding – they can predict who will die from it.

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Scientists warn of overwhelming costs of mental illness

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LONDON – Health systems could be “overwhelmed” by the costs of coping with mental illnesses such as dementia, depression and addiction if nothing is done now to boost investment in research, leading neuroscientists said on Thursday.

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Red Sox pitcher battles cancer

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During his rookie season, Jon Lester was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer. A year after his diagnosis he was back on the mound to clinch the championship for the Boston Red Sox.

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How to Stay on Your Diet at Dunkin Donuts

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Dunkin Donuts will be releasing a gluten-free donut in 2014.  Apparently the launch of the new product has been delayed because the donut maker was concerned that the treat would end up tasting like beans or grass. I can”t […]

Long-lasting, painful erections send 10,000 men to the ER each year

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All the erectile dysfunction drug commercials have it — that quickie disclaimer about seeking help if you have an erection that lasts more than four hours.

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How to pick a personal trainer

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A cutting edge dementia facility — where residents can do anything except leave — is offering a new way to deal with long-term care.

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Study Shows How to Stay Slim After Menopause

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Even though going through menopause makes our lives easier in many ways, most women dread the change.  The transition means that we are getting older, getting wrinklier and getting fatter.  Or does it?  There’s nothing we can do about […]