August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Health

Americans are living longer

Life expectancy of 77.9 years still trails 41 other countries

WASHINGTON Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries. More...

Week five means you're halfway

After this week, we are more than halfway there. You should be feeling better and the exercise should be easier for you now. If you have not been following the plans, but would like to start this week e-mail me and I will send you the plans. More...

Day Care, Babysitters and Diabetes

For parents, the thought of leaving their child in someone else's care - especially for the first time - can be nerve-racking. When the child has diabetes, it can be especially stressful to find child care that you feel comfortable with. More...

Study says obese children have higher absentee rates

PHILADELPHIA Obese elementary schoolchildren miss more school days on average than their normal-weight classmates, according to a study that says being fat is a better predictor for absenteeism than any other factor. More...

Rabies most always fatal

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have my dogs vaccinated for rabies, but I wonder how necessary this is. I have never heard of a case of rabies. From what animals can people get it? Is it treatable and curable? What actually is it? - O.R. More...