Best of Both Worlds: A Natural Birth in a Hospital

Krista Afumbom’s birth experience took an unexpected harrowing turn but ended with the safe delivery of her healthy son. She intended to have a natural, drug-free birth as she did with her first child, Abigail. One evening at home, Ms. Afumbom started having contractions that grew in intensity. She tracked the increasing frequency of her … Read More

Recipe: Healthy Lasagna Rolls

Make a hearty batch of lasagna rolls for your family using whole-grain noodles, fat-free ground turkey breast and low-fat mozzarella cheese. Serve with a side dish of steamed vegetables or a tossed salad for a healthy, filling meal. Ingredients 12 long whole-grain lasagna noodles 6 ounces ground turkey breast (skinless white meat, extra lean) 10 ounces … Read More

How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

Before prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests came along in the late 1980s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were incurable. Within a few years of using PSA, however, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces … Read More

4 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

If you’re facing surgery, you’ve probably wondered about what your scar will look like. But have you stopped to think about those other scars – the ones on the inside? You should. These inner scars – tough tissue bands that form between your abdominal tissues and organs – can develop after surgery. Also known as … Read More

Is Laundry Detergent Causing Your Child’s Skin Rash?

The market is bubbling over with detergents for baby laundry, some claiming to be No. 1 with pediatricians or recommended by dermatologists. Washing children’s clothing and blankets in gentle, hypoallergenic detergent can help protect delicate skin. But when can you start washing Baby’s items with the regular family laundry? “There is no set time. It … Read More

New Tech May Improve Your Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (Video)

Ongoing trials are testing a novel approach to preventing endoleaks (residual bleeding) that affect up to 20 percent of all patients who undergo endovascular aneurysm repair. A relatively common problem following this type of repair, endoleaks can require repeat procedures. A stent combined with an inflatable endobag could eliminate the need for repeat surgery and … Read More

What Your Sweat Can Tell You About Your Health (Infographic)

Sweating. We all do it (some of us more than others). Discover how our bodies make sweat. Find out why some varieties smell worse than others. Learn what happens when sweet-smelling sweat meets bacteria. Know which medical conditions, from menopause to hyperhidrosis, can make you sweat, and when sweat can signal a serious medical condition … Read More

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail — and How to Succeed

Every year, people make health resolutions for New Year’s — lose weight, drop bad habits such as smoking, exercise more, and so on. Every year, people also abandon those resolutions by mid-January. It’s easy to blame missed goals on human nature, but internal medicine physician Muhammad Ali Syed, MD, offers a few simple ways to … Read More

11 Simple Health Habits Worth Adopting Into Your Life

When it comes to building healthy habits, small decisions add up over time. We talked to exercise physiologist Christopher Travers, MS, and dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD for diet, nutrition and fitness ideas that you can incorporate into your life. Below, find their ideas for ways to be healthier every day: 1. Don’t just … Read More