Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

Infrared Light Shrinks Hemorrhoids

If standard treatments — warm baths, stool softeners, increased fiber intake and over-the-counter or prescription hemorrhoid creams and suppositories — do not...

Cancer

Ask Dad: Is There Breast Cancer In Our Family?

When it comes to physical traits, such as eye color or body type, women are well aware that these can…

Pain Relief

How To Ease Pain With Prolotherapy

A medical procedure that "tricks" the body into healing itself, prolotherapy treats acute or chronic pain from damaged ligaments, tendons…

Respiratory

Herbal Paste Applied in Summer Eases Breathing in Winter

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an incurable condition characterized by chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema, winter often brings…

Back or Neck Pain

Say Good-Bye to Back Pain

More than 80% of Americans will experience at least one episode of low-back pain during their lives. Here’s how to…

Diseases & Conditions

Cold Fingers and Toes May Mean Raynaud’s Disease

Cold, numb and tingly fingers and toes are telltale signs of Raynaud’s disease. If you have this disorder, you’ll experience…

Digestive

Better than Antibiotics in H. Pylori Battle: Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts Help Maintain Optimal Balance of H. Pylori Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria presents a medical conundrum — while…

STDs

Avoiding Herpes

Q: Now that I’m single and dating again, I’m worried about catching genital herpes. How common is herpes, and how…

Menopause

Myth Buster: Thin Women Actually Have Fewer Hot Flashes

Because body fat can convert male hormones into estrogen, many people have long assumed that heavy women have an estrogen…

Diseases & Conditions

Motion Sickness Remedy from Acupressure

The ancient healing art of acupressure—which uses no needles—can quell the queasy feelings of motion sickness. And you can do…

High Blood Pressure

Are You Taking Blood Pressure Medications That You Don’t Need?

Most Medical Blood Pressure Readings Are Done Wrong Here’s a disturbing bit of news: A recent study reports that 81%…

Diseases & Conditions

Clove Oil for Scabies Bites

Thinking about the long season of bites and stings that lies ahead of us made me particularly interested in a…

Digestive

The Soup You Need When Diarrhea Persists

Q: My doctor and I are working to resolve my chronic diarrhea. In the meantime, should I be taking any…

STDs

Cold Sores From Lipstick?

Q: I’m prone to cold sores. Do I need to replace my toothbrush and lipsticks every time a blister appears?…

Digestive

Supplementing with Fish Oil Makes Me Burp and Feel Bloated. How Can I Prevent This?

Q: Supplementing with fish oil makes me burp and feel bloated. How can I prevent this? A: Different brands of…