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New Asthma Treatments for Severe Cases

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs. Because inflammation causes narrowing of these airways, the condition is characterized by wheezing,...

Sunscreen Facts: Learn How to Avoid a Sunburn

My first recommendation is to avoid the sun between 11 am and 3 pm, especially at the beach, the lake, and the pool, where water reflection increases exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV). A beach...

When Do I Need a Colorectal Cancer Screening?

Yes, you need to be screened for colorectal cancer. All average-risk adults need to have a colorectal cancer screening by age 50. Average risk means you have no personal history of colon polyps,...

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Question: My partner and I are ready to start trying to conceive! Is there anything I can do now to increase my chances of getting pregnant? ...

What are the Best Dry Eye Treatments?

You are describing dry eye syndrome, which affects an estimated 10 million Americans. With this uncomfortable and oftentimes painful condition, the tear glands are not producing enough tears to...

Is Chocolate Really Good for You?

If you have a sweet tooth, the news has been hard to miss: A number of chocolate manufacturers claim their products can promote heart health, lowering blood pressure and aiding circulation by...

How Much Acetaminophen is Safe?

The important take-home message is to follow directions. According to one study, acetaminophen-related overdoses caused 56,000 emergency room visits, 26,000 hospitalizations, and 548 deaths a year...

Is Alzheimer's Hereditary?

Without a detailed understanding of family history and other risk factors, it’s difficult to speculate on a person’s chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and even then it’s impossible to say...

What To Do About Childhood Obesity

Healthy eating habits are important during the holidays and throughout the year. Developing those habits early in life is essential. During the past 3 decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled...

What To Do About a Prolapsed Bladder

It may be pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which refers to the descent or drooping of any of the pelvic organs into the vaginal or rectal canal. The pelvic organs include the bladder, uterus, vagina,...