Diseases & Conditions

Complications

Nausea from Diabetes? Electrical “Acupressure” Eases Gastroparesis Symptoms

About 10% to 15% of diabetes patients develop a digestive complication called gastroparesis, in which food takes too long to…

Headache

Vinegar-and-Honey Headache Cure

When you get a headache and the aspirin bottle is empty—or you'd like to try a nondrug approach—here's a quick…

Breast Cancer

For Breast Cancer Radiation, Facedown Position May Be Safer

A woman with breast cancer who has had a lumpectomy also may have radiation to improve her odds of beating…

Thyroid

Thyroid Cancer: The Fastest-Increasing Cancer in America…Could You Be a Victim?

More and more Americans are getting thyroid cancer. The incidence of new cases has doubled in the last 40 years,…

Heart

Does Your Heart Need That ICD Device…or Not?

Your doctor may someday suggest that you get a heart-regulating medical device called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in…

Back or Neck Pain

Back Pain Relief Without Back Surgery

You probably know that back surgery is one of the most “overperformed” operations in the US. In fact, up to…

Heart

Think Twice About Heart Surgery

Surgical treatments for advanced heart failure have come a long way—scientists have made major improvements that can help patients live…

Fatigue

Tired? Dizzy? Craving Salt? Could Be Low Aldosterone

Don’t expect a quick solution, or even an accurate diagnosis, if you’re suffering from fatigue. You might have to see…

Alzheimer's

Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Until recently, most physicians have reassured older adults that so-called “senior moments” are usually a normal part of aging. Now,…

Alzheimer's

Can French Fries Cause Alzheimer’s?

Researchers have an abundance of theories on what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s been challenging to nail down the scientific…

Alzheimer's

How to Cut Your Risk for Alzheimer’s…by Half

The prevalence of memory and thinking problems—including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia—declined in the US by nearly 30%…

Substance Abuse

Alcoholic? AA Works—But It Helps Men and Women Differently

Ask a recovering alcoholic how the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) works, and he or she is likely to quip,…

Diseases & Conditions

Why People Faint

Fainting is a frightening experience—especially when you don’t know the cause. What you may not realize: Up to half of…

Indigestion

Hairbrush Trick to Ease Indigestion

If you've overdone it at the buffet table, here's a trick to ease the discomfort: Take a wire hairbrush or…

Multiple Sclerosis

Annette Funicello and her Courageous Battle with MS

This article was originally published in Bottom Line/Health (then called Health Confidential) in 1994. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed…