Health

Losing Weight

Crash Dieting Affects Cholesterol and Causes Painful Gallstones

Are you motivated to lose your love handles in anticipation of bathing suit season? Good for you! But: Don’t go…

Cardiovascular Disease

The Cholesterol Myth

Why lowering your cholesterol won’t prevent heart disease Many people believe that managing cholesterol is key to preventing heart disease.…

Stress

Don’t Let Stress Harm Your Health

It can raise your blood sugar, worsen your pain and impair your memory—but these steps can help. It’s widely known…

Stress

The Very Best Stress-Fighting Foods

Surprising choices that can help keep you calm Powerhouse foods, such as salmon (with its heart-protective omega-3s) and spinach (with…

Parkinsons Disease

Cycling Improves Parkinson’s

What do actor Michael J. Fox, evangelist Billy Graham, former US Attorney General Janet Reno and boxer Muhammad Ali have…

Cancer

What If It’s a Brain Tumor?

This type is common and treatable No one wants to hear a doctor say, “It’s a brain tumor.” But what…

Pain Relief

Ginger Bath for Aches and Pains

If your body is sore from hard work…or hard play, try a healing ginger bath.   Ginger is a known…

Diet & Nutrition

Can Prime Rib Be Healthy?

Sure, some people love their vegetarian diet...but others just can't imagine living life without steak, burgers and beef bourguignon. Maybe…

Wellness

Death by Toothpick? Why You Need to Watch What You Swallow

“Oh, no!” my mother-in-law gasped when I started to stick some toothpicks into the plateful of hors d’oeuvres I was…

Dental Health

Relieve a Toothache

Ouch! Do you have a nagging toothache? And the dentist can’t see you till when? Calm the throbbing with nature’s…

Diet & Nutrition

How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet

Make sure you reap this diet's healthful benefits If you are interested in heart health, chances are you have heard…

Losing Weight

Vinegar for Weight Loss (and It Lowers Blood Sugar!)

We tend to think of vinegar mostly for salad dressing, but it actually has a long history as a folk…

Drug Interactions

Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?

You may not need all the drugs you’re taking… Nearly 60% of the prescription medications taken by patients aren’t needed.…

Medications

Is Your Pharmacy Selling You Drugs That Your Doctor Told You to Stop Taking?

Recently, a friend had a doctor’s appointment. During the visit, the doctor told him that his cholesterol levels were low…

Wellness

When Your Town Makes You Sick

Are you satisfied with the town where you live? Also: How physically healthy are you? You may think that these…