Dr. Brian McDonough

Marathon start line in Staten Island (credit: Steve Sandberg)

Woman, 86, Dies After Hitting Head On Pavement During NYC Marathon

An 86-year-old California woman has died, after she hit her head on the pavement while competing in the ING New York City Marathon this past weekend.

11/05/2013

FILE - Therapist and Art teacher Janislaidy Valdez (L) plays the guitar to an autistic child. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Father’s Advancing Age Linked To Frequency Of Autism

Consider this: the number of men who have children after the age of 40 has increased by more than 30 percent in the last 30 years. And in the last six years the rate of autism has doubled. Now, scientists are saying this is no coincidence.

08/22/2012

FILE - Therapist and Art teacher Janislaidy Valdez (L) plays the guitar to an autistic child. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert Panel Expected To Narrow Definition Of Autism, Related Disorders

Many experts think the current criteria are too vague and that has led to the recent sharp increases in the rate of diagnoses.

01/20/2012

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New Study Finds Chocolate Can Lower Risk Of Stroke In Women

Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the study found that researchers believe flavonoids in the cocoa lower blood pressure.

10/11/2011

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Study: Alcohol More Lethal Than Heroin, Cocaine

Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them.

11/01/2010

Plastic Jack-o'-lantern full of candy (Credit: AP)

Parents Beware: Check Out Your Kids’ Halloween Haul

Kids love Halloween because they get a ton of candy, and they get it fast – but that can often be a cause of concern for parents. Parents should check their kids’ candy hauls as soon as they return from trick-or-treating.

10/31/2010