Getting Over It: Why You Should Get a ColonoscopyCancer

Getting Over It: Why You Should Get a Colonoscopy

Facing the discomfort of a colonoscopy is a sure way to avoid the greater discomfort and danger of colon cancer By Rhonda…

How an Eye Disease Associated with Seniors Is Impacting More Young PeopleEye Care

How an Eye Disease Associated with Seniors Is Impacting More Young People

By Kate Silver For seven years, I went to different optometrists and ophthalmologists with a nagging, intermittent complaint. Sometimes once a…

The Dangers of Meningitis Can Be PreventedFamily Health

The Dangers of Meningitis Can Be Prevented

By Megy Karydes Kaitie Mayberry Hauser wasn’t overly concerned when she felt a migraine coming on while in college in…

Three Chicago Research Facilities Are Changing the World of ProstheticsLifestyle

Three Chicago Research Facilities Are Changing the World of Prosthetics

Lee Miller, PhD, in his lab at Northwestern University. Photo by James Foster Futuristic is the first word that comes…

You Are What You EatLifestyle

You Are What You Eat

With so many diets out there promising weight loss, longevity and a youthful glow, what is the right way to…

Doctor’s Orders: Sleepless in ChicagoThe Doctor's Orders

Doctor’s Orders: Sleepless in Chicago

By Dr. Gena Vennikandam At the time of this writing, it’s 2 a.m. in the dead of winter. I’m feeling a…

The Happy Heart: Being Optimistic Can Help Your Heart HealthCardiology

The Happy Heart: Being Optimistic Can Help Your Heart Health

By Megy Karydes “It’s well recorded that depression, anxiety and stress associated with poor health,” says Rosalba Hernandez, PhD, MSc,…

Cartilage repair, restoration becoming more commonAffiliate

Cartilage repair, restoration becoming more common

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard about cartilage being used in knee joints. Last summer I was diagnosed with osteopenia,…

Discovering need to treat high blood pressure may be too lateAffiliate

Discovering need to treat high blood pressure may be too late

Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham whatdoctorsknow.com Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to…

There is relief for side effects of iron supplementsAffiliate

There is relief for side effects of iron supplements

The Medicine Cabinet – Ask the Harvard Experts  By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I have anemia and need to take…

The Kid’s Doctor: Get smart about antibioticsAffiliate

The Kid’s Doctor: Get smart about antibiotics

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com When your child is sick, do you know the best uses for antibiotics? Many parents…

Six white vegetables and fruits you should be eatingAffiliate

Six white vegetables and fruits you should be eating

By Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com Don’t judge a vegetable by its color alone. Vibrant fruits and vegetables have standout…

How to find time to squeeze in a workoutAffiliate

How to find time to squeeze in a workout

By Nicci Micco, M.S. Maybe you’ve always considered yourself “active” — you played sports in high school, and now you…

How you can best protect yourself against mosquito bitesAffiliate

How you can best protect yourself against mosquito bites

Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials www.awellnessupdate.com If you’re trying to avoid mosquito bites, there are four simple ways to do it:…

Sleeping pills should be used cautiously, especially among older adultsAffiliate

Sleeping pills should be used cautiously, especially among older adults

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 79 years old. Lately I have had trouble sleeping, and I would like to try…

Environmental Nutrition: Shout-out to Brussels sproutsAffiliate

Environmental Nutrition: Shout-out to Brussels sprouts

By Lori Zanteson, Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Brussels sprouts can get a bad rap, especially from kids. But there’s more to…

Hemophilia: The Royal DiseaseAffiliate

Hemophilia: The Royal Disease

National Hemophilia Foundation www.awellnessupdate.com Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally. It is often…

Rapid and intense mood changes often a normal part of teens’ developmentAffiliate

Rapid and intense mood changes often a normal part of teens’ development

Mayo Clinic Q & A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 13-year-old daughter has become very moody, which I realize is normal…

High-dose vitamin D may not lower risk of fallsAffiliate

High-dose vitamin D may not lower risk of falls

Harvard Health Letter Vitamin D supplementation has been proposed as a possible preventive strategy to improve lower-extremity function and reduce…

Simple steps to help prevent colon cancerAffiliate

Simple steps to help prevent colon cancer

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: An older cousin was recently diagnosed with colon…

More research needed on pain relief from prolotherapyAffiliate

More research needed on pain relief from prolotherapy

By Robert Shmerling, M.D. Q: What can you tell me about prolotherapy? Have there been published studies on the treatment?…

Multiple options to help men with ED, enlarged prostateAffiliate

Multiple options to help men with ED, enlarged prostate

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I recently saw my doctor for urinary symptoms.…

Five reasons to love dark, leafy greensAffiliate

Five reasons to love dark, leafy greens

By Marissa Donovan, R.D. Dark, leafy greens — like kale, spinach and collards — are packed with fiber and vitamins…

Obesity rates continue to riseAffiliate

Obesity rates continue to rise

Source: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. whatdoctorsknow.com New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that…

Don’t shrug off shinglesAffiliate

Don’t shrug off shingles

By Matthew Solan Harvard Health Blog If you had chickenpox as a kid, there is a good chance you may…

How to ease the transition when you move to assisted livingAffiliate

How to ease the transition when you move to assisted living

Harvard Health Letter Moving from your own home to an assisted living facility can present some emotional and logistical challenges.…

Stretch daily to stay flexibleAffiliate

Stretch daily to stay flexible

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I walk with my neighbor daily. She stretches…

Cardiac assessment may show if heart issues need to be addressedAffiliate

Cardiac assessment may show if heart issues need to be addressed

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 49-year-old man with a strong family history of coronary artery disease.…

A no-nonsense guide to clean eatingAffiliate

A no-nonsense guide to clean eating

Environmental Nutrition:  By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Have you jumped on the clean eating trend? Another example…

Bright ideas for sun protectionAffiliate

Bright ideas for sun protection

By Julia Parsons, Baylor College of Medicine Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is not the only factor to consider when protecting…

Protection from pertussis by the TdaP vaccine doesn’t last very longAffiliate

Protection from pertussis by the TdaP vaccine doesn’t last very long

By Claire McCarthy, M.D. Harvard Health Blog When my patients come in for their 11-year check-up, I give them the…

Simple steps to relieve prostate symptomsAffiliate

Simple steps to relieve prostate symptoms

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts  By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I have a frequent urge to urinate and…

Easy ways to boost metabolismAffiliate

Easy ways to boost metabolism

By Nicci Micco, M.S., EatingWell.com So you’re trying to lose weight. Join the club! Wouldn’t it be great if you…

Minimize risks of long-term acid blocker therapyAffiliate

Minimize risks of long-term acid blocker therapy

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I regularly take over-the-counter omeprazole for acid reflux…

Ask the Harvard Experts: Prevent COPD flare-ups to improve quality of lifeAffiliate

Ask the Harvard Experts: Prevent COPD flare-ups to improve quality of life

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: My father’s doctor recently diagnosed him with a COPD exacerbation. What is this? How can…

Finding cause of low blood pressure can help determine treatmentAffiliate

Finding cause of low blood pressure can help determine treatment

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is considered “low” for the diastolic number in a blood pressure reading? What…

New depression screening guidelines outline very helpful, achievable goalsAffiliate

New depression screening guidelines outline very helpful, achievable goals

By Michael Craig Miller, M.D. Harvard Health Blog Every once in a while, a simple idea comes along that has…

The Kid’s Doctor: How to calm a fussy infantAffiliate

The Kid’s Doctor: How to calm a fussy infant

By Sue Hubbard, M.D. So you are home from the hospital with your newborn baby and suddenly realize that the…

Fast relief for occasional heartburnAffiliate

Fast relief for occasional heartburn

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I get heartburn occasionally. On average, I have about three episodes per month. But once…

The best strategies to halt that pesky eye twitchAffiliate

The best strategies to halt that pesky eye twitch

Source: Cleveland Clinic Family Health Team There’s nothing worse than trying to focus during the day with a pesky eye…

What to eat and do to make holiday stress disappearAffiliate

What to eat and do to make holiday stress disappear

There’s a lot to love about the holidays — but there’s a lot to stress out about, too — especially…

When is it time for knee replacement?Affiliate

When is it time for knee replacement?

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I have osteoarthritis. My right knee is especially painful and stiff. How do I know…

Methods for taking a child’s temperature vary with ageAffiliate

Methods for taking a child’s temperature vary with age

By Sue Hubbard, M.D. Throughout the year, especially during flu season, the questions surrounding how to take a child’s temperature…

How much calcium do women really need?Affiliate

How much calcium do women really need?

By Kristen Rapoza, Harvard Health Letters Like many women, you may have memorized the minimum daily calcium requirement — 1,000…

Simple ways to prevent kidney stone recurrencePrevention

Simple ways to prevent kidney stone recurrence

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts  By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I recently had a kidney stone. The pain…

Breastfeeding gets a lift from advocacy, education campaignsAffiliate

Breastfeeding gets a lift from advocacy, education campaigns

The Kid’s Doctor By Sue Hubbard, M.D. An editorial concerning breastfeeding was published last year in The New York Times.…

Bright light alters metabolismAffiliate

Bright light alters metabolism

Source: Northwestern University Exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Northwestern scientists found…

New gene shown to cause Parkinson’s diseaseAffiliate

New gene shown to cause Parkinson’s disease

Source: Northwestern University Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new cause of Parkinson’s disease: mutations in a gene called TMEM230.…

Eat Your MedicineLifestyle

Eat Your Medicine

Photos by Kyle Edwards Filling a grocery cart with good foods can be as important to your overall health as filling…

How to select the best vegetables this fall seasonAffiliate

How to select the best vegetables this fall season

By EatingWell Editors, EatingWell.com Four vegetables in season now — broccoli, chard, mushrooms and potatoes — are delicious in fall…