Diseases & Conditions

Dementia

Famous-Face Test for Dementia

Have you ever bumped into someone you know at a movie theater or grocery store and been totally stumped when…

Prostate

Should You Treat Your Prostate According to Your Race?

When my friend Dan was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he did something radical. Based on Dan’s biopsy and other test…

Digestive

Homemade Tea for Stomachaches

Minor stomach cramps can erupt from a variety of causes—something you ate, how you ate it (too fast, usually), a…

Heart

Don’t Fall for Statin Mania: The Truth About the New Statin Guidelines

No doubt you’ve seen the headlines announcing—or denouncing—the new guidelines on cholesterol control that could, if implemented, double the number…

Heart

The Vitamin That’s Better Than Statins—The Natural Way to Fight Heart Disease

Niacin, a B vitamin, has been known as the best way to raise HDL “good” cholesterol, thus helping to reduce…

Common Cold

Get Rid of That Lingering Cough

Your cold disappeared weeks ago—but you're still coughing. It's not only frustrating, it's concerning. Why can't you get rid of…

Diseases & Conditions

What Your Height Says About Your Health

Intriguing research raises questions about risk for cancer, Alzheimer's and more. Common disease risk factors, such as family history, smoking,…

Stroke

Drink Tea to Guard Against Stroke

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, analyzed data from nine studies involving a total of nearly 195,000 people.…

Cancer Treatment

Getting Radiation at the Right Time of Day May Minimize Hair Loss for Cancer Patients

Am I going to lose my hair? That’s a question many cancer patients ask when they find out that they…

Cancer

Even One Drink a Day Raises Cancer Risk: Should You Give Up Alcohol?

You would think from reading the headlines that a glass of red wine is almost as good for your health…

Cancer

Throat Cancer Is On the Rise

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself… Until the 1980s, throat cancers were relatively rare. They mainly affected older…

Skin Disease

Real Relief for Psoriasis (and Eczema, too)

Combining conventional and natural therapies offers the best treatment… Psoriasis can be painful, itchy and embarrassing…and even trigger anxiety and…

Pain Relief

The Painkiller Trap

These popular drugs can muddle your thinking and make your pain worse. If you have ever suffered from severe pain,…

Cardiovascular Disease

Fruits Reduce Risk for Deadly Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

A few years ago, my coworker’s uncle—a vigorous, funny man who was only in his mid-60s—suffered the rupture of a…

Common Cold

Homemade Syrup for Laryngitis

The problem with laryngitis is that it's hard to ask for help! If you've got a bout of hoarse vocal…