Health News

Diagnosing and managing food allergies

November 22, 2015 4:45 pm

HERE’S food for thought: Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans. Despite this, according to a recent survey, half of all Americans say they lack proper knowledge about the condition. The danger Many people dangerously believe there’s little or no … Read more »

‘Do I have Restless Legs Syndrome?’ What RLS patients need to know

November 22, 2015 4:43 pm

MILLIONS of Americans suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), yet haven’t been properly diagnosed. Dr. Mark Buchfuhrer, an internationally-known sleep medicine doctor with decades of experience treating severe RLS patients, answers some of the most common questions about the condition. … Read more »

Be smart about your heart: Talk to your doctor about heart block

November 6, 2015 6:26 pm

TAKING care of your heart is an important part of living a healthy life, especially when you consider that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … Read more »

Hints to help you get the sleep you need

November 6, 2015 6:24 pm

HERE’S an eye-opening statistic: According to the National Institutes of Health, adults need seven to eight hours of sleep a night, but nearly 30 percent are getting six or less. Five steps to better sleep If you’re ever among them, … Read more »

Boomers making smarter choices to protect good health

November 3, 2015 5:32 pm

EVERY DAY, more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare-but the generation that put the first man on the moon doesn’t plan to spend retirement sitting back in a rocking chair. In fact, a recent survey … Read more »

Exercise as you age: Enjoy the benefits of fitness

November 3, 2015 5:31 pm

AS you age, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your physical and emotional well-being. Older adults are recognizing the incredible impact of physical activity and fitness, and are becoming more active than … Read more »

Be smart about your heart: Control the ABCs of diabetes

October 30, 2015 3:41 pm

ONE in four people with diabetes is unaware that he or she has the disease. If left undiagnosed or un- treated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. That’s why the National Diabetes Education Program … Read more »

New ways to protect your children’s eyesight year-round

October 30, 2015 3:38 pm

IF your family is like most, a few facts on sunlight and eyesight could be illuminating. The importance of eye protection First, you should know that the average child’s eyes get about three times as much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) … Read more »

New study finds 3D Mammograms 41 percent more accurate

October 23, 2015 9:27 am

MY colleagues and I recently published results of the largest study of its kind on 3D mammograms, and the outcome is big news for women: This new screening method finds 41 percent more invasive cancers than traditional mammograms and decreases … Read more »

Brain Injury: Returning headaches a serious signal

October 23, 2015 9:26 am

TRAUMATIC brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—some 2.5 million occur a year—but knowing a few facts can help protect yourself and your family. Silent but deadly A TBI … Read more »