Saturday, May 30, 2009

These eye inflamations should send you quickly to the doctor

With the sign of the first spring flowers 'til the leaves fall off the trees, many Americans suffer from allergies. It's easy to consider your red, tired eyes the victimes of seasonable allergies.

But are they?

Read about two conditions that should sent you quickly packing to the doctor:

Monday, May 25, 2009

U.S. Postal Service tries to cut weekly delivery

You might soon have to visit your mailbox only five times a week. The U.S. Postal Service, suffering from a growing deficit, has been trying for months to cut mail delivery from six to five days a week.

Read why here:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

CDC cites possible link between obesity and severity of swine flu

Just when we've blamed obesity for nearly everything wrong in America, along comes a study that says it might also be responsible for severe symptoms in those who contract swine flu.

Read what the CDC has to say about it, courtesy of The Washington Post:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

What was wrong with Season 7 of The Biggest Loser?

The finale wasn't what many expected. The low weights of some of the contestants were almost shocking. Read what went wrong:

Friday, May 15, 2009

What is the world is mHealth?

It's isn't the name of a new candy. It isn't a term your doctor is likely to toss around the next time you're in the office.

Find out here what mHealth really is:

Summer's here - are your feet ready?

It's time for shorts, sunglasses and -- shudder -- sandals. Are you feet ready for summer?

Read this piece to find out what you need to do to keep them healthy and happy during warm weather:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New probe sends ultrasound images via cell phone

In most developing countries, using ultrasound imaging is simply not affordable. Nor are there enough trained technicians to make it practical.

Washington University researchers have developed a probe that can transmit ultrasound images over a smartphone. Read about its implications for medical care here and in third-world nations:

How to get home work out videos cheaply or even free

Working out at home might be cheaper than a gym membership, but you might still finding yourself paying a lot for each video you purchase.

Here's how to save a bundle or even get them for free:

Monday, May 4, 2009

How to get a job when you're overqualified for it

One of the most frustrating aspects of job hunting during the recession is convincing a prospective employer to hire you when your resume says you're overqualified for the job. He wants someone who will stay at least a few years. You need to eat. Here are some tips that might help: