Chest Pain 101

HPV Vaccine in Boys?

A recent study found that the HPV vaccine, Gardisil was effective at preventing genital warts and certain types of cancers in boys and men. Over 4,000 men ages 16 - 26 were given 3 doses of the Gardisil vaccine. None of them had HPV prior to receiving the vaccine.  After 2 1/2 years, only 3 men who received the vaccine developed genital warts compared to 28 men who received the placebo....more

What to Do for a Stomach Bug

Does NOTHING He...more

Worrying About Breast Cancer

Sinus Infection? Cold or Flu?

Black Cohosh and Menopause

Here's the Scoop on Black Cohosh...more

My Grandmother Shrunk

I remember when I noticed that my grandmother was shrinking. This tall, imposing figure from my childhood, who never baked a cookie in her life, and kept her brood grandchildren in line, with one raised eyebrow and a look that said, "You're not measuring up to my impossibly high standards."  How did she go from 5' 7" to 5' 1" ?  ...more

Epidurals & Back Pain

I recently received a questions about whether women with back pain can have epidurals.Just like Gold-i-locks and the 3 bears, the key with epidurals are these: ...more

Get Healthy and Lose Weight

If you’re thinking about losing weight and getting healthy, this recent episode on CBS can help you get started. I’ve worked on my own weight loss over the last year....more

Keep a Food Diary to Lose Weight

One of the best ways to lose weight is to become more conscious of what you’re eating and why you’re eating it. Take the first step and keep a food diary. This has been prov-en in countless research studies to help people lose weight.  Once you start to see in black and white how much you’re actually consuming, it triggers some hesitation and thought before mindlessly shoveling in the food....more