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Do You Really Need To Wash Your Hands After Going To The Bathroom?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Peer pressure: It's a bad thing among vaping teens, but can work wonders among health-conscious adults. Take a 2009 study finding that post-potty hand...

6 Better Questions To Ask Your Doctor During A Physical | Emma Haak | Posted 11.02.2015 | OWN

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3 Bathroom Questions You're Too Embarrassed To Ask

Posted 07.06.2015 | OWN

We brought these questions to the experts so you don’t have to. "Is something wrong with me if I don't go number two every day?" Like snowflake...

Nope, You Can't Get A Cold From Going Outside With Wet Hair

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

The question: Can I really catch a cold just from going outside with wet hair? The answer: No doubt you've heard this one before -- probably from M...

Questions About Aging That You're Too Embarrassed (Or Afraid) To Ask

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We asked these top doctors to explain some of the less-than-awesome surprises of getting older. Q. Argh, facial hair! Is there a...

5 Questions To Ask At Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Posted 08.09.2013 | OWN

An ophthalmologist spotting high cholesterol? A dentist diagnosing diabetes? You might be surprised by what specialists can discover before your GP do...

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Dad Today

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Dads gets a bad rap when it comes to health. Just take a look at the skimpy selection of options for a Father's Day card. Those cards would have you b...

6 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom About Her Health

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Most moms could probably recite their child's medical history from day one. They keep detailed records of inches grown and tetanus shots. They bandage...

Bizarre Questions People Ask Doctors

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Although we may not all have the audacity, imagination or time to bring up these topics during our doctor's appointments, we're sti...

HuffPost Q&A: Under Pressure

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Blood pressure is best treated holistically. Severe or poorly-managed stress could be the reason for it, and if so, blood pressure is merely a sign of the underlying condition. Always best to look for causes -- and treat as close to them as possible.

HuffPost Q&A: Reductionists Missing the Forest for the Trees?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have gained too much from the reductionistic probings of science to abandon them. But we are losing much -- including lives every day -- for failing to see past them as the circumstances warrant.

HuffPost Q&A: Minding Gun Control and Minds

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The trouble is, like most misfortunes of health, mental health disorders come to us across a spectrum. In some cases, they are merely troubling, and do not rise to the level of renouncing personal autonomy. In some cases, they are so extreme as to be all but unmanageable.

HuffPost Q&A: Fishing for the Truth About Nutrition

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Eating fish confers net benefit. Maybe it's the omega-3, and maybe not. Maybe it's because of adding fish, and maybe it's because of displacing meat. Maybe it's all of these, and it's in spite of the contaminants that come along for the ride.

9 Crazy Questions People Ask Gynecologists

Posted 09.04.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Two OB-GYNs share their patients’ awkward, unusual and out-there concerns, as well as the sometimes-shocking answers. (Admit it: ...

Your Most Embarrassing Health Questions Answered

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We get the answers from doctors who have heard it all. If you've got a mortifying, bizarre, out-there problem, not to worry. We'...