It is a terrible feeling, and we have all felt it: the combination of abdominal pain and diarrhea.
We have excellent techniques for allergy testing.
There was a time when tuberculosis was a major killer in this country.
I am a big fan of all of those fitness tracking devices that are on the market.
There is new research in the journal Arthritis Care that obesity could be linked to arthritis.
As a family physician, one of the most common issues I deal with is my patients’ struggles with diabetes.
Global warming is a very hot topic.
Selenium and Vitamin E have been highly touted as supplements that help prevent prostate cancer and dementia.
Music plays a very important role in our lives and a growing role in medical studies.
People with atrial fibrillation placed on Coumadin may be more prone to fractures of the hip.
According to a Swedish study, young men who were overweight or obese had a higher risk of developing severe liver disease or liver cancer later in life.
According to just about every major study, breakfast is the most important meal the day.
According to the North Carolina researchers, up to 40% of heart attacks involve symptoms that are not so simple to detect.
Over time, we can lose muscle mass in places like our arms, shoulders, and legs. It’s a natural part of the aging process. So how do you prevent it—or at least slow it down?
There are dozens of studies which support the fact that short-term splurges are not the things that lead to weight problems and chronic elevations in cholesterol and triglyceride.
It is a problem where people have excessive health anxiety. They’re preoccupied with their health and potential problems. The condition is called somatoform disorder.
If you want to decrease the number of highway deaths for teens and young adults there needs to be stricter control of alcohol use and abuse.
According to a major study conducted in Spain, a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil improved high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol function in all people — especially those with high-cardiovascular risk.
When most people think about Valentine’s Day, they think about hearts.
The biggest barrier is trying to find a specific cause of alzheimers.
The search for the Fountain of Youth is the subject of numerous books and articles. Today the search continues, but not on a boat or a safari.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the problem is actually not as bad as we might think on a national level.
As doctors, we try to do the best for our elderly patients and sometimes we need to prescribe many medications. But this may not always be a good.
Hip fractures in the elderly. It is a leading cause of disability and death.
Ulcerative Colitis is the direct cause of 20,000 hospital admissions every year.
The drug is known as meth or crystal meth, but whatever you call it, methamphetamine abuse is a growing problem.
The devastating statistics show there were 11-million underage drinkers in this country with 7.2 million binge drinkers.
The more weight you carry on your body, the greater the odds of developing cancer.
Metabolic syndrome is a warning that you can prevent other problems.
Malignant melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and despite public education and screening, the incidence of melanoma continued to rise over the past seven years.