Diseases & Conditions

Breast Cancer

Earlier Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

The age to start breast cancer screening has long been the subject of controversy. Starting earlier than US guidelines saves lives, a new study found…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Extra Heartbeats (PVCs) Cured Naturally

Blair had a recurrent heart arrhythmia since childhood, diagnosed in her 40’s as PVCs. When the condition suddenly grew worse, here’s how we solved it without drugs or ablation...

Heart

People with Atrial Fibrillation Are Living Longer

People with atrial fibrillation are living longer, but the condition still shortens life by two years, new research has found. Study details…

Arthritis

Arthritis Drugs Linked to Depression

People treated with a biologic drug for inflammatory joint disease are more likely to also take an antidepressant or anti-anxiety drug. The details…

Heart

Omega-3 Supplements Really Do Help Prevent Heart Disease

Recent research concludes that omega-3 supplements can reduce the risk of a fatal heart attack by 35%. Read on for the study findings…

Diabetes

Acid Reflux Drugs May Increase Diabetes Risk

Popular acid reflux drugs, called proton pump inhibitors, may increase risk for type 2 diabetes, especially with regular use for longer than two years.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Curcumin Effective for Ulcerative Colitis

An enhanced form of the herbal remedy curcumin is an effective add-on therapy for mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and leads to sustained remission.

Cancer

A Fasting Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Treatment

A diet with periods of fasting may increase the response of breast cancers to hormone treatment. Read on for the research findings…

Cancer

X-ray Treatment for Childhood Cancer Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Children with tumors of the pelvis or abdomen who are treated with radiation therapy may be at increased risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Cancer

New Treatments Are Increasing Lung Cancer Survival

Genetic-based treatments are decreasing the death rate for the most common type of lung cancer, says a study from the National Cancer Institute.

Cancer

Combining Cancer Drugs Improves Leukemia Survival

Acute myeloid leukemia can be hard to treat, but a new combination of cancer drugs may change the way this disease is treated and improve survival.

Heart

Should You Take Statins? Three Questions to Answer

The expansion of statin guidelines has brought many more people under its umbrella. Here’s how to personalize the recommendations to your health profile.

Cancer

Honeybee Venom Kills Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancer Cells

Honeybee venom destroyed certain types of hard-to-treat breast cancer cells in a laboratory study. The finding could lead to effective new therapies…

Heart Failure

A Novel Way to Predict Heart Failure Prognosis

It’s difficult to predict the prognosis for a person with heart failure, but new research shows that pupil size can give valuable clues. Study results…

Pain Relief

What’s Really Causing Your Muscle Pain—Sarah Hiner talks to Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc

If nothing seems to relieve your pain, your body’s fascia may hold the solution. Naturopathic physician Laurie Steelsmith, ND, joins Sarah Hiner to explain.