Taming the pain of sciaticaBack Pain

Taming the pain of sciatica

For most people, time heals and less is more Despite being a less common cause of low back pain, sciatica…

Many top selling sunscreens don’t offer adequate protectionDermatology

Many top selling sunscreens don’t offer adequate protection

  About 40 percent of the top selling sunscreens on Amazon.com don’t meet the American Academy of Dermatology’s guidelines for…

The difference between food intolerance and food allergyGastroenterology

The difference between food intolerance and food allergy

  Q: I react badly to milk products and thought I had a milk allergy. But my doctor said it…

Study discusses a link between artificial sweeteners and brain risksNeurology

Study discusses a link between artificial sweeteners and brain risks

  A: Sometimes it seems like people trying to choose a healthy diet and watch their weight can’t catch a…

Occasional skipped beats are common, rarely worrisomeCardiology

Occasional skipped beats are common, rarely worrisome

  Q: I have occasional skipped beats. It feels like my heart jumps when it happens. I exercise regularly and…

Chronic pain: The ‘invisible’ disabilityFamily Health

Chronic pain: The ‘invisible’ disability

Sometime back in 2010, a good friend of mine from college who had since become a pediatrician posted a complaint…

Foods to help relieve allergiesTribune

Foods to help relieve allergies

Achoo! Gesundheit! When you suffer from allergies, your body launches an immune response against an irritant — pollen, grass, mold…

What is prediabetes and why does it matter?Diabetes

What is prediabetes and why does it matter?

Harvard Health Blog By Monique Tello, M.D., M.P.H. When I’m seeing a new patient, I am especially alert to certain…

How sleep improves memory, performanceFamily Health

How sleep improves memory, performance

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I don’t think I get enough quality sleep.…

Abdominal hernias common, but not necessarily dangerousFamily Health

Abdominal hernias common, but not necessarily dangerous

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six months ago I was diagnosed with a groin hernia. At the time, my…