Health

Gout

What Causes Gout?

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

Women's Health

Soothing Healer for Vaginal Infections

Those unwelcome, yet all too familiar, signs—vaginal itching and burning, icky discharge, nasty odor—announce that a vaginal bacterial or yeast…

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…

Brain Health

Must All Brain Tumors Be Removed?

Top Neurosurgeon Explains How to Sort Through Treatment Options for Brain Tumors Can you imagine learning that you have a…

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...

Wellness

Conventional and Naturopathic Advice for Summer First-Aid

Two Approaches for Stocking Your Summertime Medicine Chest It’s time for a trip to the drugstore to stock up on…

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…

Eye Diseases

Relief for Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome sounds mild, but it’s not. Patients describe the sensation as scratchy, gravelly, grainy, burning and/or stinging. In…

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…

Men's Sexual Wellness

All-Natural Supplements for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) May Be Dangerous

The ingredients in products such as "Blue Steel" and "Hero," two dietary supplements sold online as natural ED treatments, may…

Health Care Facilities

Hospital Emergency Attention-Getter

But You Have to Know How to Call the "Rapid Response Team" Hospital patients are monitored in many ways, with…

Wellness

Ear Seeds Help Weight Loss, Insomnia, Depression, Pain and More

How to Find an Auricular Therapist Who Practices This Unique Form of Acupuncture At a family picnic a few months…