Winter Is Dangerous For Your Heart

It isn't too surprising that death rates rise during the winter in frigid climates. But who would expect the same increase in mortality during Los Angeles winters? New research shows that winter, no matter how balmy, is a dangerous time for your heart.

The Dangers of Exercise

Most of us wish that we exercised more. If you’re like me, your wishing doesn't make it happen, though. Now there is new research that points out that too much exercise can be as dangerous as too little. How can the right balance be struck?

Chocolate Cures the Chronic Cough

More great news from the forefront of medicine: chocolate is a wonderful cough suppressant. Move over, yucky cough syrup that makes my tongue feel like it is varnished, here comes some effective relief! Always knew that getting my own Godiva club card would turn out to be a healthy move!

Drink Coffee and Cut Oral Cancer Risk by Half

Regular readers of this blog will know that we are fans of coffee. Daily, we rededicate ourselves to the enjoyment of this nectar. Not that we need it, but you might be interested to know that yet another research study has found positive reasons to enjoy coffee. The latest benefit: it cuts your risk of developing oral cancer by nearly half!

The Oatmeal Diet

Oatmeal is a staple for many of us. It makes cold winter mornings easier to take. Those empty Quaker Oats boxes are used by children everywhere to prepare for their future career as a rock star drummer. Plus, oatmeal makes a great cookie, if blended with the proper amount of raisins and cinnamon. But have you considered oatmeal as a diet? Here’s how it works.

Dr. Oz Speaks Out on Cholesterol

The good doctor has had it with misunderstandings about cholesterol and cholesterol treatment. That is why he is promoting a new book by doctors Bowden and Sinatra called The Great Cholesterol Myth. He has selected a few of the most egregious misunderstandings for particular scorn.

The Tony Horton 3 Step Diet

Tony Horton is the fitness guru who invented the amazingly successful P90X workout. Now the "personal trainer to the stars" has released a diet plan for the rest of us. Best feature? The diet has cheating built right into it!

Climate Change Threatens Coffee Production

News that brings terror to early risers and Seattle economists alike, climate change may be on the verge of eliminating the primary source of a great cup of coffee. Coffee is wonderful! It is a diet aid, a cancer preventer and a longevity enhancer. Oh, yeah, it really tastes good, too, as it restores the will to live every morning. But how is climate change impacting my daily cup of joe?

How To Win The Lottery

Recently, the Powerball jackpot broke through the half-billion dollar mark. This seems to be a trigger point for many “fair weather” lottery players. But how can you be assured of winning? At first glance, the odds do seem to be stacked against you. Any math major can tell you that your chances of winning are about 175 million to one. Clearly this is not the way to look at the situation, is it?