Marijuana study sorts good from bad

Prescription doses can treat chronic pain, muscle spasms and nausea—but there are still downsides to the drug.

February 24, 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

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 4

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

Make peace with your body

Nurture a lifelong healthy outlook by reevaluating the expectations you place on yourself.

February 16, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Quick trip from video visit to OR

Peter Cramer wanted to put off medical assistance for severe pain―until a friend referred him to MedNow. A few hours later, he was in surgery.

February 15, 2017 2

Cream and sugar, anyone?

When counting calories, remember that most calories in coffee and tea come from what's added.

February 15, 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

Spend more time outdoors for better Zzz’s

Camping and exposure to natural light helps prime your body for an earlier bedtime.

February 12, 2017 0