• Brass and copper water lines have been used in the US for the vast majority of potable water delivery systems; and with good reason.  The copper in brass makes brass germicidal, or naturally antibacterial.  The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the registration of antimicrobial products. After...
     
  • Women's Neurology Center focuses on gender specific care
    First diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 17 years old, Ann O'Shea experienced one to two seizures a year before getting her condition under control with a medication called lamotrigine. When she decided to go on birth control at age 22, very little was explained to her about the impact it could have on her...
     
  • Purina ONE showed the world how to really work the runway, turning heads at this year’s New York Fashion Week with cats on leashes during the 2013 Fall Collection Show by Tracy Reese, one of America’s most celebrated designers, on February 10. As part of the Purina ONE brand cat food’s True Nature of...
     
  • Nobody wants belly fat. It's unsightly, it's embarrassing, and it's extremely difficult to get rid of. But new research may have provided the key to melting belly fat and giving people the flat, sexy stomach they've been dreaming of. And — in true daytime television fashion — America's...
     
  • Doctors currently struggle to determine whether a breast tumor is likely to shift into an aggressive, life-threatening mode—an issue with profound implications for treatment. Now a group from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a mechanism through which mitochondria, the powerhouses of a cell,...
     
  • If all women around the world breastfed their babies immediately after birth, the lives of 830,000 babies a year could be saved, Save the Children estimates in a new report released today. In “Superfood for Babies,” the international humanitarian and development agency identified four significant...
     
  • Do more. Eat right. Know your numbers. It can't be that simple, right? Northwestern Medicine cardiologist Clyde Yancy, MD says it is that simple, and has some other little known facts that can help all of us improve our heart health.  While many of us may be focused on maintaining New Year's...
     
  • A Bay Area study quantifying the public health benefits of green transportation choices is getting some important national exposure. The online version of the American Journal of Public Health today released findings from a study looking at the public health benefits potentially accruing to the San Francisco Bay Area...
     
  • February is American Heart Month, and the US Food and Drug Administration has a tool to help you achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle.  It's called the Nutrition Facts Label, and it can be found on all packaged foods and beverages. Now in its twentieth year, the Nutrition Facts Label helps you track the various...
     
  • Valentine's Day can be a lonely day for single mid-life women who are having reservations about their lives as opposed to making romantic dinner reservations. Self-Love Sherpa Wendy Baudin invites them to reframe their lives without relying on a dinner date, life partner, or spouse to complete them. Since 2008,...