Friday, February 26, 2010

Why some fibromyalgia patients want to try medical marijuana

For some individuals with fibromyalgia, medical marijuana offers the possibility of relief from pain and other symptoms.  Read why here:

Monday, February 22, 2010

What on earth is a physiatrist?

No, it really isn't someone with a career in physics.  It's a medical speciality.  Read about physiatrists here:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Rare bone disease dates to King Tut

Recent findings about the physical condition of King Tut, who died at the age of 19 some 3,300 years ago, show him to have been a fragile individual with many physical problems. DNA testing indicated his parents were siblings, a common practice among pharaohs of that period.  Tut apparently had a club foot and shuffered from Kohler's syndrome, a disease that still affects children today:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Why are chocolate diamonds so hot?

Once considered low-priced pariahs among diamond afficianados, chocolate diamonds are now really popular.

Here's an overview of what they are, how they're sold as jewelry, and what you need to know before buying them:

Friday, February 12, 2010

What on earth is Angelman syndrome?

It's named after a doctor with the same name.  This sad disorder causes developmental delays and odd behavior in the children it affects.  Doctors have identified the genetic disorder they believe causes it:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Does your adolescent suffer from Sleeping Beauty syndrome?

It's as mysterious as a sleep disorder can get.  Sleeping Beauty syndrome is the popular name for Kleine-Levin syndrome.  Its main victims are adolescents, who sleep up to 20 hours a day.  Here's what you need to know about this rare neurological condition:

Monday, February 8, 2010

How to massage your cat

Is your cat a total introvert?  So wild you can't even approach without a handful of bandages in your pocket?

Here's the lowdown on the benefits of cat massage for felines with health or behavioral problem or those who just plain love to be pampered:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Tai Shan, DC's Giant Panda

His fans are heartbroken, but on Thursday, 2/4/10, Tai Shan boards a special Panda Jet bound for China.  There he will enter a breeding program.  Read about his stay at the National Zoo and his future here: