Health

Weight

Yes, You Can Be Too Thin

Not weighing enough is a bigger health risk than most people realize. The obesity epidemic in the US receives so…

Flu

The New Four-Strain Flu Vaccine: Is It Right for You?

Have you heard? There’s a new type of flu vaccine that guards against four strains of flu rather than just…

Body Odor

Fix for Onion Breath

That Greek salad you got from the deli had a mess of red onion mixed in it. It was tasty,…

Mental Health

Schema Therapy: At Last, Effective Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

In college, I worked as an aide on the psychiatric ward of a major university hospital. I recall a patient…

Medications

Prescription Drugs That Make You Sick

When your doctor pulls out his/her prescription pad, you probably assume that your health problem will soon be improving. Sure,…

Health Care Facilities

A Scary Hospital Epidemic: C. Difficile Bacteria

The latest dangerous, sometimes fatal, antibiotic-resistant microbe Last spring I covered new findings on how antibiotic overuse continues to spur…

Arthritis

Special Tea for Arthritis Pain

Do your joints ache with arthritis pain? Here's a remedy to sooth the soreness without dangerous side effects: Bring one-half…

Digestive

Fecal Transplant: The Grossest (But Most Amazing) Medical Treatment

Horrible digestive illness caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile (aka, C. diff) is on the rise. The number of hospital…

Medications

Medication Mistakes We All Make

Some can be deadly Nearly two million Americans are hurt every year by the medication mistakes of others, such as…

Medications

Medication Mix-Ups Can Be Deadly

One in 10 people who take prescription drugs will need medical care due to a medication-related complication When you take…

Medications

Are You Overdosing On OTC Drugs?

Painkillers, heartburn drugs and laxatives are among the worst offenders. We hear a lot about overuse of prescription drugs. That’s…

Surgery

Music Helps You Recover After Surgery

We don’t need another study to show us that surgery often leads to anxiety and pain—both of which, unfortunately, can…

Women's Sexual Wellness

Labiaplasty: Cosmetic Surgery for Down There

It’s hard to believe that only four decades ago, when the book Our Bodies, Ourselves was first published, many women…

Arthritis

Natural Cures for Arthritis

Research shows they really work! If you have arthritis, you may have shied away from natural medicine in the past…

Stroke

Two-Pill Treatment Cuts Stroke Risk by One-Third After a TIA

My friend Donald recently suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a ministroke or warning stroke. His strokelike…