It is an issue that is becoming increasingly noticeable as studies are performed looking at ways to reduce hospital costs.
People are training for marathon season but, according to a new report from the New England Journal of Medicine, we often think of risks to runners but we often ignore those living close to the race.
One of the most important parts of a patient’s care in the hospital is nursing.
Our perceptions of other people are often different than reality.
It’s a fascinating concept. Could our weight affect the way we perceive pain?
It is part of the business of medicine.
The secret to aging and a potential fountain of youth may be a cellular structure we’ve all studied.
The American Public Health Association periodically looks at the issue of violence between men and women on dates.
Few will argue an educated person is the best weapon against disease.
Women are exercising more than ever, and it starts at younger ages.
Emotional decisions are very difficult to make, and they often take a great deal of energy.
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.