Diseases & Conditions

Gout

What Causes Gout?

Q: My friend has gout. What causes this, and how can he get relief? A: Gout is a type of…

Cardiovascular Disease

Quick Self-Test Signals Stiff Arteries

Physical fitness has been shown to delay age-related arterial stiffness, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. New study: Participants sat…

Prostate

Pros and Cons of Prostate Surgery

Robotics Hold Promise But Risky Today Men facing radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate gland) may like the idea…

Allergies

Mountain Pine Beetle Allergies

Mountain Pine Beetle Allergies Afflict 32% in Affected Area A tiny, voracious pest is not only cutting a wide swath…

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%…