Chris Iliades, MD

Chris Iliades, MD is a regular contributor to Bottom Line Health. He was an ear, nose, throat, head, and neck surgeon before becoming a full-time medical writer.

Hearing

Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Right for You?

In 2017, in a rare moment of bipartisanship, the U.S. Congress passed legislation mandating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

Diseases & Conditions

How to Find Cancer in Dense Breasts

About four out of 10 women have dense breasts. Density has nothing to do with size—it just means that dense…

Medications

No Benefits from Popular Heart-Health Supplements

Health supplements are a big industry. According to a recent market survey, Americans spend about $50 billion per year on…

Weight

The Protein Cure for Obesity and Diabetes

You’d think it’d be all about super-sized portions…but there are actually multiple factors concerning the epidemic of obesity, a trend…

Weight

Is Intermittent Fasting Bad for Reproductive Health?

Intermittent fasting has become a popular way to lose weight. Also known as time-restricted eating, this diet plan is more…

Diseases & Conditions

Best Diabetes Drugs to Supplement Metformin

Up to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which includes approximately 37 million Americans. Once diagnosed,…

Women's Health

What Causes Cognitive Problems in Breast Cancer Survivors?

If you’re a breast cancer survivor, your memory might not be as sharp as it used to be. Cognitive problems…

Diseases & Conditions

Mind-Body Practices Can Help Beat Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that limits the way your body regulates and uses sugar for energy, resulting…

Women's Health

Vegetarian Diets Increase Hip Fracture Risk in Women

Both vegetarian diets and hip fractures are becoming more common with women. In the U.S., about five percent of the…

Weight

How Late-Night Eating Increases Obesity Risk

It’s not a revelation that late-night snacking on foods high in salt, fat and sugar can pack on the pounds.…

Diseases & Conditions

Do Colonoscopies Make A Difference?

To screen or not to screen for colon cancer…. Most doctors advise their patients to begin colonoscopies starting at age…

Sleep

When Sleep Isn’t Refreshing

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, affecting about 10 percent of Americans, the American Sleep Association reports. Another 30…

Alternative Treatments

The Best Way to Get Your Antioxidants

Decades of nutrition studies suggest that people who eat more fruits and vegetables live longer and have a lower risk…

Diseases & Conditions

Troubling Statistic: Early-Onset Cancers On The Rise

Being diagnosed with cancer is no longer a death sentence. Thanks to advances in medicine, survival rates are on the…

Wellness

Low Testosterone Could Make COVID-19 Worse

Hospital records during the COVID-19 pandemic show that men are more likely to be hospitalized for severe COVID than women.…

Alternative Treatments

New Aspirin Recommendations for Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Aspirin can be a lifesaver if you’re having a heart attack. But aspirin for the prevention of heart disease is…

Diseases & Conditions

Screening for Heart Disease in Symptom-Free Men Saves Lives

Cardiovascular disease, including stroke and heart disease, is the number-one cause of death in both the U.S. and Denmark. Researchers…

Diseases & Conditions

Ultra-Processed Foods Increase Colon Cancer Risk in Men

If you’re trying to eat healthy, you probably know to tread cautiously in the cookies aisle and frozen foods section…

Alternative Treatments

Don’t Jump into Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Between 12 and 13 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For those with low-risk disease, the National…

Sleep

Sleep Apnea: Bad for Your Brain

According to the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Neurology, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is bad for brain…