Maybe you have trouble falling asleep or, perhaps, you fall asleep right away but wake up in a couple of hours and can’t get to sleep again. More than 50 million American adults report problems falling asleep or getting a full night’s sleep on a regular basis. There are certainly plenty of reasons for getting […]

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Sadly, ovarian cancer is one of the five leading causes of death among American women. It’s important to understand that a routine PAP test detects cervical cancer but NOT ovarian cancer which can be discovered by a pelvic exam usually combined with an ultrasound and a CA-125 blood […]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) occurs in only 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age. For those women, however, the disease can affect their menstrual cycles, their appearance, and even their ability to have children. PCOS shows itself in irregular periods, abnormal bleeding, hormone disruptions, or infertility. Women with PCOS are also more likely to […]

Plantar fasciitis is fairly common in people who run, but this painful foot problem can happen to almost anyone. The condition takes its name from the plantar fascia, a thick tissue band running across the entire bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. When it becomes inflamed, the pain can be severe […]

If your normally nutritious diet has taken a hit this summer, you’re not alone. The season’s diet of beach parties, grilled food, cotton candy on the boardwalk, and road trip food can cause havoc in almost anyone’s digestive system. For people with Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), that is, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease, new research […]

Sweet sodas are among the most heavily advertised and consumed products on US store shelves. For decades, consumers powered the growth of flavors and sizes until sweet, fizzy drinks dominated an entire supermarket aisle. As their popularity grew, so did our waistlines. In the 1970s, a small “gourmet” product called Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water […]

Summer brings a change in routine for many of us, along with the chance to enjoy warm days and outdoor recreation. People with diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2, have special challenges when the temperatures soar. High temps can change the way your body uses insulin and because the disease can damage blood vessels and […]

We do hate to mention it, but statistics say that more than 2/3 of American adults are overweight, with more than 35% being obese. To be clear about it, being overweight refers to an excess of body weight (muscles, organs, bones, fat, and fluid). Obesity refers to an excess of body fat measured by Body […]

When you’re pregnant or considering having a baby, there are many things to think about. Having a healthy baby is at the top of the list and every expectant parent is concerned about problems that occur during pregnancy including defects of the baby’s brain and spinal cord. Fortunately, folic acid is an easy way to […]

The sunshine that felt so good on your skin years ago can still be damaging it. Many sun-caused skin problems began long ago, on the beach, in the backyard, or when working outdoors. One result of yesterday’s sun exposure is a precancerous skin condition called actinic keratosis. An actinic keratosis is a scaly, sometimes itchy […]