Why Do We Yawn, Hiccup and Get Goosebumps?

Throughout the ages, people have wondered and invented explanations – some reasonable and some quite far-fetched – as to why we yawn, hiccup and get goosebumps. Find out what scientists say.

Is Pain an Inevitable Part of Getting Older?

Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, explains what you can do to manage pain as you age.

Can My Chronic Pain Ever Be Cured?

Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, answers this one on chronic pain.

4 Surprising Uses for Botox That Don’t Include Wrinkles

Most people think of botulinum toxin A, which is sold under the brand name Botox®, as a wrinkle fighter. However, this drug is much more than a wrinkle-reducer. Botulinum toxin A also has therapeutic uses, some of which might surprise you.

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Anyone Can Get Addicted to Opioids: How to Lower Your Risk

You may think opioid addiction could never happen to you. But given the right circumstances, it can happen to almost everyone. Learn how certain factors increase your risk and how to ask your doctor for alternative medications.

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Asthma: Women 40 to 60, Young Boys at Greatest Risk

Wheezing. Chest tightness. Difficulty breathing. Inhalers and oral steroids will quiet asthma symptoms, but a bad attack can land you in the ER or hospital. Here’s why women aged 40 to 60 and boys aged 1 to 10 are most likely to be hospitalized for asthma.

What America Doesn’t Know About Diabetes (Infographic)

In a Cleveland Clinic — Parade magazine survey, diabetes touched the lives of 53 percent of Americans. While they recognized that diabetes is serious, what they don’t understand about its symptoms, risk factors or impact may surprise you.