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Is This Woman A Hypochondriac?

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Dana says that her older sister, Shemida, is destroying their family because she is always sick. “My sister is a hypochondriac,” she says, explain...

Sister vs. Sister: 'It's Always About You, And I Can't Take It Anymore'

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Dana says that her older sister, Shemida, is destroying their family because she is always sick. “My sister is a hypochondriac,” she says, explain...

Breaking It Down: Gluten Sensitivity

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Until more robust research is published on the topic, it is important for both patients with suspected gluten intolerance and their physicians to focus on the established workup and evidence for these symptoms while respecting the current uncertainty regarding gluten sensitivity.

Cracking the Myth: Does Cracking Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

I'm used to random medical questions from friends and family, but this one really got me. Is knuckle cracking associated with arthritis? To my dismay, I didn't have an educated answer. Until now.

6 Tips to Simplify Your Choices of Insurance on a Health Care Exchange

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Everyone is questioning what type of insurance should they pick. And they not only are confused, they also have become angry and distressed. Some even get sick thinking about how to prevent sickness. Is this logical?

Middle-Agers Prefer Fine Whine With a Meal

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Why is it at just about every dining out experience with friends as I sit around a table looking at gorgeous and youthful-looking 50-somethings, just as I start sipping my finely aged wine, the middle-aged whine begins?

When Pain Becomes the New Normal

Jim Moret | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

1,735 days and counting. That's how long our son, a sensitive, loving and talented 15-year-old boy, has been in the grips of debilitating, life-altering and totally consuming, neurological pain.

Why Pregnant Women are Forced to Carry an Extra Load in the Workforce

Joan Williams | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Discrimination against pregnant women is finally beginning to get the national attention it deserves.

Housebound and yearning for companionship: Any other thoughts for this reader?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm 63 years old, and housebound due to health and mobility problems. My family works so they can't come every day. I find myse...

We Who Are About to Die Will Bankrupt You!

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The President's plan seems to be getting nowhere, and we who already have Medicare can just say "The hell with it." But I think we'd better all give it more thought, and somebody ought to think about a solution rather than shout, "No, no, no."

One Foot in a High Heel and One Foot in a Sneaker: A Daughter Nearly Lost

Kyrina McCormick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kyrina McCormick

This is not a world for the disabled. My daughter is mentally challenged. She is at the mercy of a number of poorly constructed or outdated programs, but I've become a fierce advocate for her.