HPV Vaccines: Safe, Protective for Kids

If you are a parent who feels confused about vaccine safety for your child, here’s some data about the vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV) to ease your mind.  Researchers studied both HPV vaccines in tens of thousands of people around the world. More than 46 million doses have been distributed to date, and there have been … Read More

How to Spot Bogus Health Claims

The Food and Drug Administration has a warning for you: Beware of products that “do it all.” Health fraud scams are everywhere, from TV to ads in newspapers and magazines to cyberspace. They do more than waste your time and money. They can make your health problems worse. Cardiologist David Frid, MD, agrees with the … Read More

Parkinson’s Drug Pump Shows Promise (Video)

Levodopa is considered the most effective drug to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The chronic, progressive neurological disease causes a person to lose control of body movements, resulting in tremors, muscle stiffness, loss of balance and a host of other problems. So far in the United States levodopa has only been available in pill … Read More

New Rules for Sunscreens

Help is here to give you and your skin more protection against sun damage. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instituted new labeling guidelines for sunscreen manufacturers. The new labeling gives you more complete information on how effectively that particular sunscreen protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. Melissa Piliang, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More

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Do You Have “Tanorexia?”

It is Prom season. Last night my family made the trek to our community’s gathering place where all the senior prom couples from our school congregate with family and friends for pictures before slipping into sleek limos to head to the Prom.