iOS app Android app

Medical Advice

The Fallacy of the Calorie -- Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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 03.12.2013 | 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 02.22.2013 | 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 pro...

5 Things Doctors Wish They Could Tell You

Posted 05.02.2014 | 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 f...

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.

Overtreated: More Medical Care Isn't Always Better

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — More medical care won't necessarily make you healthier – it may make you sicker. It's an idea that technology-loving American...

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...

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?

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.

Should Men Get Routine Prostate Screenings?

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The American Cancer Society revised its guidelines for prostate cancer screening on Wednesday. The advocacy group is one of many organizations that ma...

We Can All Fight Cancer Better

David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.

Slipping into a brain scanner one evening in place of a subject who hadn't shown up, I was suddenly stripped of my white-coat status and thrown into the world of patients: I had brain cancer.

A Second Opinion About Second Opinions

Ellen Langer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Langer

The medical world encourages us to get a second opinion before embarking on expensive procedures. While getting a second opinion may seem straightforward, the process is not so simple.