Medical Unit
Jun 2, 2014 11:34am

91-Year-Old Marathoner Smokes the Competition

Many nonagenarians are happy if they can still tie their shoes. Harriette Thompson not only laced hers up, she smoked the competition at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon Sunday. The 91-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., finished the 26.2-mile course in a time of seven… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 2, 2014 7:53am

5 Surprising Ways Your Friends Are Influencing Your Weight

It’s no secret that your friends influence your taste in music and clothes, but a growing body of research suggests that their words and actions might hold sway over your weight as well. In our new book, “Thinfluence,” I and my co-authors, Dr. Walter Willett… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jun 1, 2014 6:00am

The Raw Truth About Unpasteurized Milk

By Nipunie Rajapakse, MD, and Devika Dixit, MD Your local farmer’s market may be your first stop for farm-fresh summer fare, but certain foods can carry serious risks. Raw dairy products – those sold without having gone through a heating process called pasteurization – have… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Medical Unit
May 31, 2014 3:19pm

Kansas Cardiologist Saves Doctor Who Trained Him

A routine cardiac case earlier this month became personal for Dr. George Pierson, after the Kansas cardiologist realized his patient was his former mentor. Pierson, a cardiologist at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas, told ABC News affiliate KMBC-TV in Kansas City,… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
May 30, 2014 7:36am

Harley Pasternak’s 5 Get Fit Quick Tips, Plus 3 Smoothie Recipes

Behind the bikini-perfect bodies of Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry and Megan Fox is fitness guru Harley Pasternak. Pasternak appeared on “Good Morning America” today to share his secrets for slimming down fast just in time for summer. Jessica Simpson on Weight Loss: ‘I Couldn’t Believe… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Medical Unit
May 29, 2014 2:15pm

Pint-Size Dancer Inspires Despite Genetic Disorder

A toddler is proving that anyone can dance, even those who have a medical excuse not to. Brielle Crawford has grown to love dancing even though doctors initially feared a mistake might lead her to permanently harm herself. Brielle was born with two rare disorders… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
May 29, 2014 9:44am

Teen Tennis Sensation Taylor Townsend Dances to French Open Success

U.S. tennis player Taylor Townsend scored a major victory at the French Open Wednesday, defeating France’s top-ranked player, the No. 20 player in the world, Alize Cornet,  to advance to the third round in her very first Grand Slam tournament. “I was doing my little… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
May 28, 2014 9:40am

All About Yacon: What It Is, and What It May Do for Weight Loss

People are raving about yacon, a weight-loss supplement that even has Dr. Mehmet Oz singing its praises. “It’s not a pill.  It’s a natural food you can eat every day. It’s called Yacon Syrup,” Dr. Oz said on his show. So what exactly is yacon… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
May 28, 2014 5:00am

It’s Official: Most American Kids Are Physically Unfit

By Bharat Kumar, MD You’ve probably heard the complaints since you were a kid yourself – children aren’t getting enough exercise. Now there are numbers behind this notion. According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
May 27, 2014 6:28pm

Twice the Tamoxifen Backed for Breast Cancer Patients

By Hope T. Jackson, MD One of the top cancer groups in the U.S. is urging breast cancer patients to take the drug tamoxifen for 10 years after treatment with surgery, chemo or radiation – effectively doubling the previously recommended five years on the drug…. Read More »