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8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth — even for a short while — you know it can be very uncomfortable. A number of things can cause this problem, but certain medications, infections, dehydration, as well as cancer treatments are the most common causes. Some medications, radiation and chemotherapy can actually damage the salivary glands, leaving … Read More

How Doctors ID the Best Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

Successful treatment of cancer of the esophagus hinges on finding the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus, which is the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. … Read More

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Massive Chest Pain May Not Be Heart Attack

Massive chest pain that feels like a heart attack might be something else:  acute pericarditis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the sac around the heart that causes the sac to become hardened and thickened — or possibly a more serious condition called constrictive pericarditis, in which the heart feels as if it’s being strangled. These … Read More