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Headaches are a common ailment — so common, perhaps, that many of us just accept them as part of life."When I do routine physicals, I'll ask about headaches," says Michael Munger, a … more
Q: I know that colonoscopies are more thorough than the at-home DNA stool test for colon cancer. But how much better? I have such a terrible time with anesthesia and gas. Both make me nauseated for … more
It's the number-one cause of preventable death in the U.S., and yet, 55 million people over the age of 11 in this country continue to smoke. Of those smokers, more than 35 million express a desire to … more
It seems every few weeks another challenge takes social media by storm.Some, like the Ice Bucket Challenge, promote a cause. Others, like the bottle-flipping craze, are benign. But then there are … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The descriptions are haunting.Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered … more
As we reflect on the year that ended a few weeks ago and look ahead, resolving to make changes not only for own personal good, but for our entire families, can strengthen our prospects for success. … more
Q: Could you please explain Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease? Some people call it "mad cow disease," which gives it a stigma. I lost my twin brother to this disease, and it's left our family shattered. A: I … more
It started out as a runny nose and a cough — typical cold symptoms.Then things took a turn for the worse.Courtney S. Martin noticed that her 19-month-old son, Calvin, was having coughing fits. … more
Q: In the last few years I've noticed that after making an appointment to see a doctor, I'm often seen by a physician's assistant or nurse practitioner instead. What's the difference? When should I … more
January is a boom time for the fitness industry, as millions of guilt-ridden Americans flock — at least temporarily — to health clubs to try to shed excess pounds acquired over the … more
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