Heart transplants not slowing teen down

18-year-old born with defect determined to finish school, become engineer BY CHRISTIN NANCE LAZERUS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Ryan Brown refuses to let his medical challenges limit the possibilities...

Food allergy sufferers live a life of countless close calls

BY DANIELLE BRAFF CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS One of Matthew Mitchell’s earliest memories involves a fast-food hamburger in a drive-thru late at night. It wasn’t a happy meal. Mitchell, now...

Medical weed petition moves forward

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions...

How to keep dogs safe in summer heat

Dehydration, heatstrokes can happen with pets in extremely hot climates BY TERI WEBSTER FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/TNS Soaring temperatures and the blazing sun can spell trouble for dogs...

New treatment for depression involves magnetic currents

BY SAMMY CAIOLA SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS Depression lifted from Nick O’Madden’s life like a set of foggy glasses being wiped clean. Earlier this summer, O’Madden, 31, felt he...

Health care act, math and politics

Florida among states not budging on Medicaid expansion BY CHRISTINE VESTAL STATELINE.ORG TAMPA — With its ruling in King v. Burwell last month, the U.S. Supreme Court...

University of Central Florida center helps woman regain her voice

BY GABRIELLE RUSSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Fernanda Mello’s voice was trapped inside as her tongue was paralyzed, like she had eaten a jar of peanut butter. After...

Have a feel good summer

Family Features For many, making better-for-you food decisions and staying physically active go hand in hand with maintaining a quality lifestyle. According to an article published...

No more artificial colors, flavors in Trix, Cocoa Puffs

General Mills to remove dyes from cereals by the end of this year BY MIKE HUGHLETT STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has announced that it will...

Doctor clears up common questions about psychiatric medications

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK / TNS Taking medications on a daily basis can be a chore, but it becomes more challenging if there’s lack of...

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