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Why Knowing Your Triglyceride Number Matters

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Many of us can rattle off our latest cholesterol number at the drop of a hat. Keeping an eye on your cholesterol is important but there's another num...

Cardiologists Refuse to Eat These Foods

Thrillist | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Missy Wilkinson Credit: Idli Papp/Shutterstock Cardiologists! They think they're so great, with their anatomical heart models and ascetic ...

5 Mistakes You're Making Cleaning Your Ears | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Earwax is, well, pretty gross, so it's no wonder most of us reach for cotton swabs on a regular basis. But here's the rub: There's a good chance you're putting your ears and your hearing at risk with every wax removal attempt.

8 Things ER Doctors Refuse to Have in Their Homes | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Emergency room physicians see all kinds of grisly stuff, which made us wonder: What products do they consider so hazardous they ban them from their homes and yards? Here are the everyday items that scare these accident front-liners the most.

Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor, According to Doctors

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

We asked some docs about the mistakes that people make before, during, and after they come in for a checkup -- and how to optimize those precious few minutes you get with a real, live physician.

Everything You Need to Know About Not Getting Sick This Winter

Thrillist | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Flickr/Hernán Piñera Winter: it's the worst! Not only are you cooped up inside, but you're stuck there fighting some v...

What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum, According to a Doctor

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Most people have been fed a raft of urban legends about all the bad things that happen when you swallow gum. I should have a chewing gum tree the size of a sequoia inside of me by now, according to such stories.

I Do It My Way: Listening to Our Body's Signals

Joanna Charnas | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

Acutely sick at 19, I spent the next 17 years undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. At 36, an Infectious Disease Specialist informed me I had Chronic Fatigue S...

3 Reasons Why Your Doctor May Ask Your Sexual Orientation

Victoria Dooley, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victoria Dooley, M.D.

I will provide you with the same quality care regardless of your answer, and even if you don't answer at all. I do not ask to be intrusive, offensive, or to refuse you care. Rather, here are three reasons why it is important for me, as a physician, to know your sexual orientation.

Can You Really Be Hangry? A Doctor Told Us the Truth

Thrillist | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste

Is hanger something Snickers just made up for their weird ad campaign where Johnny Manziel teaches Zumba?

The Fallacy of the Calorie -- Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

Michael Fenster, "Dr. Mike," cardiologist, professional chef, and author of The Fallacy of the Calorie promises to give the reader clarity. "This is a...

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

10 Best New Year's Resolutions for 2014

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

New Years, and the time I always resolve to lose more weight, is arriving. Will I once again choose a diet du jour, and try to follow it for a few months, only to slip back into my favorite high calorie snacks and desserts?

The High Cost of Ignoring Medical Advice

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As our healthcare system slowly begins to make the changes necessary to keep it afloat, you might get more nagging phone calls from your doctor's office, or even from your pharmacist.

The Important Reason Doctors Contradict Each Other

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Every child and every family is different, and those differences are crucial when it comes to deciding what approach to take to a parenting challenge.

When It Comes To Health Care, Is Less More?

Next Avenue | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Gary Drevitch A groundbreaking campaign urges physicians to quit ordering 135 unnecessary tests and procedures Wh...

3 Obstacles Standing Between You And Perfect Health

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Deepak Chopra A baby is given its health by nature, as a birthright. This perfect state will remain until we interfere with it. That "interferen...

What's In Dr. Oz's Medicine Cabinet?

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Mehmet Oz, MD It may not look as cluttered as your garage or basement, but of all the storage spaces in your home, your medicine cabinet proba...

5 Things Doctors Wish They Could Tell You

Posted 02.01.2016 | OWN

By Emma Haak Doctors can't always be as blunt as they'd like, often because they don't want to overwhelm or embarrass their patients. We gave fiv...

Paging Dr. Johnnie Walker

Paul Rasmussen | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Paul Rasmussen

Pediatrics is an art unique in the medical profession. It is the simultaneous treatment of two discrete patients, each with different, often conflicting, needs -- a child who is either sick or healthy, and a parent who may or may not know the difference.

Dr. Pat Consults: When to Call In a Physiatrist

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

A physiatrist is a physician who specializes in the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation. These physicians are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and/or neurological conditions.

Do You Need The Pneumonia Vaccine?

Posted 02.19.2012 | Fifty

Punxsutawney Phil's prediction at the beginning of the month promised six more weeks of winter, a time you're most likely to be suffering with the sni...

My Doctor Says I'm Not Dead But I Want a Second Opinion

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

When I was growing up, my family relied upon a stable of health care professionals whose idiosyncrasies remain seared into my memory.

Holiday Safety Tips: Five Signs Of Holiday-Related Stupidity

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Johansmeyer

In a matter of days, Thanksgiving will be behind us, and people will stop saying it's too soon to put out the Christmas decorations. So, if you didn't...

Prostate Cancer: What to Do When You Learn you Have It

Tom Halsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Halsted

A recent AMA study showed that prostate cancer patients often opt for inappropriate or unnecessary treatment by practitioners touting their own specialties while disparaging or dismissing others. My own experience was typical.