Posted: Thursday - June 19, 2008
The risk of heat injury accompanies the early arrival this summer of hot, humid weather. Regardless of our levels of fitness, all of us are potentially vulnerable to three heat-related conditions. Dehydration and over-heating are common to each.
Posted: Thursday - June 5, 2008
Behind the headlines of some “miracle drugs” lurks a disturbing story of marketing excesses on the part of America’s pharmaceutical industry.
Posted: Thursday - May 22, 2008
Without prompt action by Congress and President George W. Bush’s administration, Medicare will soon begin a financial decline from which it cannot be rescued.
Posted: Thursday - May 8, 2008
Despite the commercialization, Mother’s Day provides a time for the nation to pay tribute to moms.
Posted: Thursday - April 24, 2008
Like many aging Americans, I worry about my waistline which seems to expand despite my best efforts at diet and exercise. I have invoked the rationalization that my increasing girth is related to aging. But this is a flimsy alibi.
Posted: Thursday - April 10, 2008
Learning of the 4,000th American fatality in Iraq, I thought at once of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wartime prayer:
Posted: Thursday - March 27, 2008
We finish yard chores or a workout, turn on the tap and fill a glass of cool water to drink. We trust that this water will be safe, and in most of America it is.
Posted: Thursday - March 13, 2008
Among options for health-care reform, political candidates should consider a well-established government plan with a substantial track record and a high approval rating among participants.
Posted: Thursday - Feb. 28, 2008
How can we ensure that the food we purchase in supermarkets and restaurants is safe?
Posted: Thursday - Feb. 14, 2008
Readers responded to my December invitation for nominees for humorous books with a rich array.
Posted: Wednesday - Jan. 16, 2008
By Dr. Clif CleavelandCommentary Fish, while important in a healthy diet, poses a risk due to widespread contamination with methylmercury (MeHg). The quiet nature of this danger became evident to me some years ago during a canoeing vacation on the
Posted: Wednesday - Jan. 2, 2008
Clif Cleaveland Inadequate and outdated regulation of toxins in consumer products endangers our health and makes American products less competitive abroad. This is the conclusion of "Exposed," a vitally important book by Mark Shapiro (Chelsea
Posted: Wednesday - Dec. 26, 2007
Building a laugh library
Posted: Wednesday - Dec. 19, 2007
By Cliff CleavelandCommentary Journalist and longtime Saturday Review editor Norman Cousins wrote years ago of the healing effects of laughter. In "Head First: the Biology of Hope" he outlined a strategy of laughter as a vital component for his
Posted: Wednesday - Dec. 5, 2007
Dr. Clif Cleaveland Commentary For holiday gifts of a practical nature, consider the following items related to personal and household safety and health. * "First Aid Fast for Babies and Children" (DK Publishing, 2006, $15). Compiled by the Johns
The school year has begun.
Habitual high-heel wearers, your attention, please. You know that feeling you get when you first slip off those impossibly ...
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter, now 30, has a severe case of acne. I thought her acne would go ...
A spreading epidemic of obesity threatens the well-being of countless American children.