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Why Pap Tests Are Essential for Older Women

Why Pap Tests Are Essential for Older Women

Once a woman hits age 65, the prospect of not having to put up with Pap smears anymore might be a big relief. Current guidelines for cervical cancer screening say that women age 65 and older who have ...

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Being Neighborly Promotes a Healthy Heart

Being Neighborly Promotes a Healthy Heart

I lived for a time in an urban environment where most people walked, shopped and entertained themselves locally. People often sat out on their front porches and stoops and chatted. They all knew each ...

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Diabetes Myths Debunked

Diabetes Myths Debunked

It’s commonly believed—even by many doctors—that lean and normal-weight people don’t have to worry about diabetes. But that’s a myth. Nearly 20% of people with this disease are not overweigh...

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Feel Cold All the Time?

Feel Cold All the Time?

Q. Even when my home is warm, I often feel cold. What’s going on? A. Feeling chilly is a common complaint, especially for women in midlife and beyond but also for some men. Age-related changes, suc...

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Natural Cures for Psoriasis

Natural Cures for Psoriasis

Living day in and day out with psoriasis—known for its silvery scales and itchy, painful red patches (plaques) on the skin—is hard enough for the more than 7.5 million Americans who have the disea...

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Open Enrollment for Obamacare

Open Enrollment for Obamacare

New Cautions Even If You Signed Up Last Year The Obamacare health insurance marketplaces are no longer brand new, but the open-enrollment window for 2015, which begins November 15, will bring a new s...

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Traditional Chinese Moxibustion for Arthritis Pain Relief

Traditional Chinese Moxibustion for Arthritis Pain Relief

The pain and limitations of arthritis, together with the risks of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, send many arthritis sufferers in search of alternative treatments, such as traditional Chinese m...

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5 DIY Remedies for Back Pain

5 DIY Remedies for Back Pain

"Argh!" If you've ever hurt your low back, you're familiar with that microsecond of awareness that signals something is wrong, followed by a sudden jolt of pain. You know that you're in for days, week...

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Could a Jolt to the Neck Cause a Stroke?

Could a Jolt to the Neck Cause a Stroke?

Most strokes occur due to years of high blood pressure…or when the gradual buildup of fatty substances (plaque) in the arteries cuts off blood flow to the brain. An unusual and little-recognized tr...

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Fix Your Feet for Under $75

Fix Your Feet for Under $75

A leading podiatrist shares her favorite over-the-counter foot-care products… Aching feet can be more than an annoyance. If you don't take proper care of your feet, it can throw off the alignment o...

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