Telemedicine is today’s version of a doctor’s house call. By leveraging technology, such as your smart phone or tablet, you can find a convenient way to access quality medical care. But it’s not always appropriate. Learn about the pros and cons.
The discovery of penicillin in 1928 paved the way for combating infections, which are a leading cause of death. But today we live in an era of antibiotic overuse.
The FDA recently issued an updated warning for consumers on the importance of avoiding skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps and lotions that contain mercury.
Most of us take photos of our kids and grandkids because they make us smile. But these photos also can provide useful — or even life-saving — information about eye health.
Why not be prepared? After all, there’s no predicting when you’ll cut your hand or twist your ankle. Here’s how to build a well-stocked first-aid kit for your car and home.
Find yourself drinking more than you meant to — or faster than you intended? Five red flags signal when drinking has become a problem in your life. But help is always available, and it’s never too late to ask for it.
You see this B vitamin touted as a remedy for skin, hair and nail problems. But how well does biotin really work? We asked a dermatologist to weigh in.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Opthamalogist Sumit Sharma, MD, answers this one.
As you age, lowered immune response and multiple illnesses increase the risk of sepsis. Don’t ignore the signs, which include fever, confusion, low blood pressure.
If you’ve ever had a poison ivy rash, chances are you remember it. For 85 percent of us, a brush with oil from poison ivy, oak or sumac makes our skin downright angry. Here’s how to avoid and treat your poison plant rash.