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What to Do if You Have Arthritis, Part One

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

Testing your body will give you the clues you need in solving the mystery of arthritis.The first step in understanding arthritis is finding out what specific type of arthritis you have.

STDs: America's Sexual Health Is Screwed

Michael Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinstein

Sex positive European cultures could teach us a lot. They are sexually permissive but don't have the level of disease or unwanted pregnancies that we have.

Tracheostomy Tubes Recalled After 3 Deaths

AP | CHRISTINE SIMMONS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A Massachusetts company is recalling tracheostomy tubes used to help patients on ventilators breathe after receiving reports that t...

Best Practices For Healing and Good Health

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

How often do we know what is good for us, and then fail to follow through? As creatures of habit, how can we choose to practice what really serves us?

Mouth Health: Pesticide In Your Toothpaste?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Most of us use toothpaste several times a day, every day of our lives. But have you ever stopped to wonder what is actually in these dental pastes that have become a routine part of our health regimens?

Obesity: Big Laugh Or Big Problem?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If the principle we care about is protecting children from harm, the practice should pertain to all threats comparably. At present, it does not. We are feeding our children to death.

How Scientific Is Modern Medicine Really?

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Doctors today assert that they practice "scientific medicine," and patients think the treatments they receive are "scientifically proven." However, this ideal is a clever and profitable marketing ruse, not fact.

Vaccines: Veterinarians Are Better Than Human Doctors

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

It appears that veterinarians are more prudent about vaccination than their pediatrician counterparts. A comparison of Vets to Peds can be summarized as follows.

High Pollen Count Means Bad Allergies This Season (VIDEO)

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Though the the first taste of Spring weather is usually a joyous time for the winter-weary, there are many who -- surprisingly -- feel downright lousy...

What Your Fingernails Say About Your Health (VIDEO)

The Today Show | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We bite them when we're nervous and paint them before a night out, but did you know that our fingernails can act as important indicators for our overa...

Diabetic Neuropathy: Preventing and Reversing the Damage

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

Our culture has developed this fantasy that people can eat anything they want, do no exercise, and any health complications will be resolved with a few pills or injections. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Ozzy Osbourne Named Health Advice Columnist For The London Times

London Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As you can imagine, when The Sunday Times Magazine asked me to be its new health-advice columnist -- Dr Ozzy, as I'll be known from now on -- I though...

Weight Loss Tips -- How to Eat Dessert and Still Stay Skinny

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Cutting processed foods and refined sugars out of your diet is arguably the most important dietary change you can make to improve health and lose weight. But will one slice of birthday cake cut your life short?

Mixing Medications and Vitamins: When It Hurts, When It Helps

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Several studies have found that the attitude toward vitamins and other nutritional supplements is Don't ask, don't tell. How do you know when interactions among drugs and supplements will be beneficial?

Binge Eating Disorder: The Emotional Roots of a Physical Condition

Sunny Gold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sunny Gold

Except for a lucky few, most obese people are treated for the physical symptoms and tangible causes of their ills -- but not the emotional and mental roots.

Kombucha and Kefirs: Hype or Healthy?

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

With so many "functional" beverages out there, one wonder if they provide actual health benefits or are just trendy. With fermented beverages like kombucha, the good news is that many live up to the hype.

Kombucha Tea Attracts A Following And Doubters

nytimes.com | Malia Wollan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Looks and aroma notwithstanding, kombucha is gaining popularity among those who favor organic beverages, and it is showing signs of turning into a gol...

Why the Biggest Loser Won't Help Solve the Obesity Problem

Christine Ferguson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Ferguson

Obese Americans face a very different reality--and it doesn't include a personal trainer, nutritionist and doctor on call at all times. It doesn't include a brush with fame or television exposure.

The Master Cleanse That Lasts

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

The hard part is listening. No one can do it for you. There isn't a 10 day diet for it. It can start with meditation, a nature walk, being inspired by a poem, or a number of other things.

When Your Health's at Risk, Investigate

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The physician-patient relationship is key to your good health -- for prevention, treatment and recovery. Learn how to research effectively, and consider all of your options.

Waging a New Offensive in the War Against Alzheimer's Disease

Brandon Colby, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brandon Colby, M.D.

A necessary part of the process of becoming empowered over Alzheimer's is first realizing that many preventive measures do exist and that we can effectively lower our risk. We are not powerless.

How Colleges Are Fighting Obesity (VIDEO)

Better.TV | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A PA college forces students with a higher BMI to take nutrition and fitness classes. Does this makes sense in the fight against obesity? Audra and Fe...

The Unfortunate NIH Report on Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

The difficulty is that the risks factors for Alzheimer's Disease are multiple, interactive and complicated. No one factor is responsible for this illness, and no one simple measure will stop it.

Is Beau Biden's Abstinence a Risk Factor for Stroke?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Harvard Medical School researchers, based on prospective data from the National Health Interview Survey, found that moderate drinkers had 62 percent the cardiovascular death rate of lifetime abstainers.

Michelle Obama Talks Anti-Obesity To Food Giants

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is urging the nation's largest food companies to speed up efforts to make healthier foods and reduce marketing of un...