Alternative Treatments

Alternative Treatments

Fend Off the Flu

For the past few years, influenza has taken a backseat to COVID. It’s not just that people weren’t paying attention,…

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The Best Way to Get Your Antioxidants

Decades of nutrition studies suggest that people who eat more fruits and vegetables live longer and have a lower risk…

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New Aspirin Recommendations for Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Aspirin can be a lifesaver if you’re having a heart attack. But aspirin for the prevention of heart disease is…

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Treating a Leaky Bladder

It’s the stuff of a million embarrassed asides: I better not drink any water before getting in the car. I’m…

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Stand Up for Your Health

You’ve probably heard this official recommendation dozens of times (if not more): For good health, engage in moderate physical activity,…

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Poison Ivy

At age 5, I first learned about poison ivy while sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen sink having my little legs…

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Bug Bites: Prevention and Treatment

When summer rolls around, many of my patients ask how to prevent bug bites. Some folks claim that eating a…

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Don’t Jump into Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Between 12 and 13 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For those with low-risk disease, the National…

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Is This Normal?

Pain in the ear while chewing suggests a disorder of the temporomandibular joint. In the medical world, problems with the…

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Tennis Elbow

You don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. In fact, most people who develop this painful condition are…

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Cutting Down Chemotherapy Side Effects

Chemotherapy saves countless lives, but it comes with a high cost of side effects, such as fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, mouth…

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Breakthrough

It’s human nature to have occasional worried thoughts or to overanalyze important decisions. Normally, these thought patterns dissipate quickly, but…

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Seniors with Hypertension May Need More Intensive Treatment

If you have high blood pressure, lowering it is one of the most important things you can do to reduce…

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Avoid Bronchitis Overtreatment

A cough that lasts for weeks can get in the way of work and social activities, disturb your sleep and,…

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When Hives Happen: How to Treat Those Pesky Bumps

Hives, or urticaria, are itchy red bumps that arise when a substance or illness triggers white blood cells in the…