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Alternative Treatments

The fight against TB shifts to fixing the immune system, not only bacteria

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Mohlopheni Marakalala, University of Cape Town Tuberculosis (TB) has managed to remain a major global health problem, despite 100 years of research a...

The Cure for Cancer? Why False Claims Are Dangerous

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living

A couple of years ago, I blogged on HuffPost imploring well-meaning (and sometimes not-so-well-meaning) folks to refrain from telling me what to do to...

Poison Ivy

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I was in the garden, conquering a year's worth of weeds when the thought crossed my mind: poison ivy. I should have stopped immediately and changed into appropriate poison ivy attire, like, for example, a full-body neoprene space suit. I'm highly allergic to poison ivy.

Is Acupuncture a Deception?

Dr. Jingduan Yang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jingduan Yang

For centuries, acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been the sole medical system in many Asian countries. Unfortunately, our modern Western medical and scientific communities are just beginning to catch up.

Off the Cuff -- Which Alternative Blood Pressure Treatments Really Work?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Often physicians will also recommend healthy lifestyle changes in conjunction with high blood pressure medications. Which treatments come out on top when it comes to alternative therapies?

Healing After My Second Awake Brain Tumor Surgery

Jeannine Walston | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

My first brain surgery in 1998 and recovery was completely new to me. Since then, I have come to understand some essential health and healing components needed when dealing with cancer.

The Big C: Summer's Must Watch Series

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Golden Globe winning actress Laura Linney brings a depth of humanity to The Big C story that is staggering in its impact. The show is funny, dramatic, sexy and totally entertaining. This is one summer series you do not want to miss.

Closing The Gap Between Traditional And Complementary Medicine

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Less than one in three people who use CAM have discussed that use with their doctors. And even fewer turned to a CAM at the suggestion of their doctor.

7 Soothing Remedies For Kids' Headaches

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Headaches are the most common pain kids have and are often associated with high levels of pressure and anxiety.

Laura Schocker

Traditional Doctors, Alternative Treatments: An Intersection? | Laura Schocker | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Sometimes it can seem as though complementary/alternative treatments and traditional medicine live in two silos -- never the twain shall meet, as the ...

How To Pay For Alternative Treatments | TARA PARKER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Besides learning the ins and outs of complementary and alternative medicine, Ms. Klenke has also become something of an expert on how to pay for these...