Health

Health

QCan a sleep tracker help me with my insomnia? ASleep trackers such as the ones from Fitbit and other fitness trackers, smartwatches and smartphone apps such as SleepBot are marketed as giving you all sorts of details about your sleep. But the truth is, they can let you know how long you’re sleeping—and not much

Eye Health

QI have chronic back pain. Over-the-counter painkillers help, but I’d like to cut back. I’ve heard that hanging upside down can help. Should I try it? AYou’re referring to inversion therapy—a form of traction that uses the force of gravity to stretch the spine. Your feet and ankles are securely strapped to a special table

Eye Health

QI have a birthmark that I’ve wondered about. Does it put me at risk for a health problem—such as cancer? AThe good news is that most birthmarks are harmless. That said, you should keep an eye out for any signs of change. And, although it’s rare, some kinds of birthmarks can indicate a serious medical

Diseases & Conditions

QI’m confused about stroke symptoms that present in women. Should I look for the same symptoms as men or different ones? AThe answer is both—but start with the “classic” symptoms that both men and women experience. Knowing these common symptoms is an essential starting point. These include… Sudden severe headache Numbness or weakness on one

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