A Cure for Itching on the Way?

Recent research is finally shedding some light on a long-misunderstood symptom that occasionally plagues nearly everyone and constantly torments some: itching. New realizations about itching detailed in The New York…

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You Wanted to Know: Canker Sores

If you’ve ever had a painful, round ulcer on the inside of your mouth or gums, you may have been struck by a canker sore, otherwise known as an aphthous…

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You Wanted to Know: Bariatric Surgery

As you all know, I believe deeply in the power of eating right and staying active, not only to help you lose weight, but also to boost your mood and…

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Corydalis: Is This Right for You?

Corydalis is an herb often used in traditional Chinese medicine for pain relief. Experts say it can be used for headaches, menstrual pain and back pain – even back pain…

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You Wanted to Know: Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy occurs when the facial nerve becomes damaged, leading to paralysis of half of the face. This condition comes on suddenly, can strike anyone and affects up to 40,000…

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Could You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Looking out of my office window on this cold January day, I see gray skies and snow piled up in the New York City streets. For some, this kind of…

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You Wanted to Know: Losing Your Voice

Have you ever woken up a few days into a bad cold or a day after yelling all night at your favorite band’s concert to find that you can’t make…

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You Wanted to Know: Hernias

Hernias, which occur when fatty tissue or an organ protrudes through the body wall that normally contains it, are one of the oldest recorded human maladies. Groin hernias are estimated…

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You Wanted to Know: GERD Remedies

Burning in the chest or throat, a sour or bitter taste, regurgitation of food and trouble swallowing – these are all symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD, a common…

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Panel Recommends Relaxing Blood Pressure Guideline

After five years of evidence review, a panel of 17 experts has recommended that people over the age of 60 may be able to hold off on starting blood pressure…

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