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Women's Sexual Wellness

How Well Does the Female Condom Work?

Q: How well does the female condom work? A: Used consistently, female condoms are 79% to 82% effective at preventing…

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…

Herbs

Does Oregano Lower Testosterone?

Q: I often add oregano to food to fight infections, but I have heard that it lowers testosterone. Should men…

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%…

Health Care Facilities

Are Endoscopies More Dangerous Than We Knew?

If you have the misfortune to develop mysterious pain in your lower esophagus or stomach, your doctor might order an…

Sexual Wellness

Should You Worry About Herpes?… Maybe

How worried should you be about getting herpes? The unfortunate answer is "probably more than you are"... and this may…

Diseases & Conditions

Clove Oil for Scabies Bites

Thinking about the long season of bites and stings that lies ahead of us made me particularly interested in a…

Digestive

The Soup You Need When Diarrhea Persists

Q: My doctor and I are working to resolve my chronic diarrhea. In the meantime, should I be taking any…

Women's Health

The Problem with Panty Liners

Q: I heard that wearing panty liners can cause irritation to the genitals. Is this true? A: Yes, especially if…

STDs

Cold Sores From Lipstick?

Q: I’m prone to cold sores. Do I need to replace my toothbrush and lipsticks every time a blister appears?…

Women's Health

Help for Fibrocystic Breast Disease

It is extremely common for a woman who feels a lump in her breast to suspect the worst -- only…

Digestive

Supplementing with Fish Oil Makes Me Burp and Feel Bloated. How Can I Prevent This?

Q: Supplementing with fish oil makes me burp and feel bloated. How can I prevent this? A: Different brands of…

Women's Health

Welcome Relief for Below-the-Breast Chafing

Q: The skin below my breasts often gets chafed. What is causing this and what can I do about it?…

Joint Conditions

Citrus Skins Reduce the Pain of a Sprain

Sprains and strains happen easily—and what a pain! To reduce the swelling of an injured joint (and after a doctor…

Neuropathy

Antidepressant Helps Nerve Pain and Numbness from Chemotherapy

About 20% to 40% of cancer patients receiving neurotoxic (nerve-damaging) chemotherapy develop a side effect known as peripheral neuropathy that…