Health

Hip

The Trouble with the New Hip Trend

A few years back, many folks with hurting hips were happy to learn that a newer bone-preserving procedure called hip…

Indigestion

Could Your GERD Actually Be Something Else?

Go ahead and file this news under “life-changing.” Studies show that roughly 50% to 60% of patients with symptoms of…

Vitamins & Minerals

Surprising News About Calcium Supplements

While many people take calcium supplements to strengthen their bones, they may be harming their hearts in the process, according…

Cancer Prevention

A Simple Question That Could Save Your Life

Belly bloat, abdominal discomfort, the feeling of a too-full tummy. It’s easy to dismiss such vague complaints as simple digestive…

Wellness

A Makeover for Your Mind

Women’s magazines love to feature fashion-and-beauty makeovers that turn Plain Janes into glamour girls. But fun as it might be…

Common Cold

Sauerkraut Secret to Fighting Winter Colds

Here’s a kitchen cure that may surprise you—sauerkraut! Eat a portion (½ to 1 cup) of low-sodium sauerkraut every day.…

Heart Attack

After a Heart Attack—Nutrients That Can Help

When we think of heart attacks, we think of ambulances and hospitals and stents. We don’t generally associate natural medicine…

Hearing Loss

Protect Your Ears

Q. I’m concerned that the very loud music blasted in restaurants will cause hearing loss. I complain, but waiters ignore…

Diseases & Conditions

Tobacco Toxins That Harm Nonsmokers

Ever step inside a hotel room and know instantly that someone recently smoked in it? Or hop into a rental…

Brain Health

Surprising Brain Danger from Drinking

You’re well aware that overindulging in alcohol is unwise, leading to all sorts of behavior that you’ll regret. But you…

Mental Health

Fear No More: A Simple Fix for Phobias

What scares you? Speaking in public…driving over bridges…finding a creepy-crawly bug in your bedroom? Whatever the object of your phobia…

Stress

Your Personal Stress Relief Go-to Kit

If planning and enjoying the holidays has left you frazzled, take this advice from a therapist: Make your own stress…

Vitamins & Minerals

The Vitamin That Sharpens Memory and Other Supplements to Power Up Your Brain

Can supplements help you find your car keys? Some just might. Research shows that taking the right supplements, in combination…

Wellness

The Healing Power of Animals

We’ve all seen those highly trained, four-legged helpers assist a blind person in navigating a street crossing. What’s new: Scientists…

Drug Interactions

Are Your Meds Making You Sick?

Strange side effects of common drugs Everyone knows that drugs can cause side effects. But sometimes we don’t recognize that…