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

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

Eat your way to better sleep

What you eat—and don’t eat—before bed will play a big role in what happens when your head hits the pillow.

February 11, 2017 0

Common painkillers don’t ease back pain

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects.

February 10, 2017 0

Where did my sex drive go?

It's easier to find than you might think. A conversation with your doctor will get you headed in the right direction.

February 9, 2017 0

U.S. vaccine guidelines for flu, HPV updated

CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults.

February 9, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘It doesn’t look like you had a stroke’

With quick action, surgery and medication, Darlene Smitter avoided major brain damage.

February 8, 2017 2

Study: Daily soda could up diabetes risk

Dietitian agrees excessive soda consumption is problematic, but adds that study's findings need further research.

February 7, 2017 0

Feeling itchy? Don’t scratch—try these tips for relief

Dry homes, chemical cleansers, contagious infections can cause common skin discomfort.

February 7, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I have to make my days count’

LeAnn Ouwinga thought her heart troubles were over after childhood surgery. Decades later came serious complications.

February 6, 2017 16