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The Checkup: December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009

Control that Cork!

It sounds like a joke, I know. But apparently hundreds of people each year get hit in the eye with champagne corks, many of them on New Year's Eve. And many of them suffer lasting, serious damage to their vision. According to Tamara Fountain, a Chicago-area ophthalmologist speaking for the...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  December 31, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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More Reason to Stay Lean and Active

As you ponder your potential New Year's resolutions, you may want to consider research released last week showing that lean and active men are at far less risk of heart failure than others -- including those who, while lean, aren't physically active and those who, while physically active, aren't lean....

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  December 30, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness  
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Study Links Gay Teens' Parental Rejection to Future Health Risks

Parents who reject their lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) teens may increase the odds that their offspring will experience depression, engage in risky sexual practices and even attempt suicide according to a study published in the January issue of the journal Pediatrics. Researchers led by Caitlin Ryan, director of the...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  December 29, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Family Health  
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