Adult asthma over-diagnosed?

Canadian study finds many patients were told they had asthma based on symptoms and doctor's evaluation—but not on objective testing.

February 23, 2017 0

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

February 22, 2017 0

Study: Gym members reap outsized rewards

With club membership, you're more likely to exceed aerobics and strength-training standards recommended by health officials.

February 21, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I’m getting my life back’

After a battle with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Heidi Roine is learning to move again. And live again.

February 20, 2017 23

Write your child’s anaphylaxis plan

Caregivers of severely allergic children should know what to do in an emergency—and always have an epinephrine auto-injector on hand.

February 20, 2017 0

Do you get enough vitamin D?

If you live in the mitten state, probably not. What can you do to get the full benefits of the sunshine vitamin?

February 19, 2017 3

Stout and hardy? Check your heart

People with a high tolerance for pain may face a greater risk of silent heart attacks.

February 19, 2017 0

9 ways to make your vacation foolproof

Before you kick back and relax, check out these tips for staying healthy on your next trip.

February 18, 2017 3

Natural fit for chronic back pain: Yoga

Study finds yoga can lead to small improvements in back pain—as well as small to moderate improvements in function.

February 18, 2017 0

Yesss! Chocolate really is good for you

A component in cocoa seems to control blood sugar and inflammation, but, alas, there is a caveat.

February 14, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘Very thankful to be alive’

When Nancy Perry’s artificial heart valve failed, she got a new one―without open-heart surgery.

February 13, 2017 4
PATIENT STORY

30 days without sugar? Sweet!

One woman embraces the challenge.

February 12, 2017 7