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Kiwi for Constipation

If you have constipation, kiwifruit (often just called kiwi) may help keep you regular, according to a handful of promising studies. Chronic constipation affects...

CoQ10 for Statin-Related Muscle Pain?

I started taking a statin a few weeks ago and have been experiencing more musculoskeletal pain than usual. Could it be from the medication, and, if so, might CoQ10...

Stop the Spin

If you suffer from dizziness, you should be evaluated by a health care professional who, depending on the diagnosis, may recommend a vestibular rehabilitation program. Such programs help retrain...

Contrast Agents: Cause for Concern?

If your doctor has referred you for an imaging test like an X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, the order may be for...

How to Stop a Nosebleed

How can I stop a nosebleed? For most people, nosebleeds (medically called epistaxis) are an occasional and nonserious occurrence. They may result from rubbing, picking, or blowing the nose or...

Telehealth Gets Good Grades

Getting medical care via virtual visits is generally as good as seeing your doctor in person, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine in December. Researchers...

Psoas Release: Is It for You?

Myofascial release of the psoas (pronounced (“SO-as”) muscles is a manual technique used by some physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other bodywork specialists to help relieve low back, hip,...

Being Treated for ‘Wet’ AMD? Don’t Skip Your Eye Doc Appointments

If you’re being treated with injectable drugs for the “wet” form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it’s important not to miss your eye doctor visits, suggest the findings of...

Don’t Be So Sensitive

If your teeth hurt when you drink hot or cold beverages or eat icy or spicy foods, for instance, welcome to the hypersensitivity club. To combat the pain, dentists...

A Close Look at Mohs Surgery

An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, making this cancer, as a whole, the most common one in the U.S. On a daily...

Help for Hurt Hamstrings

Hamstring injuries are common among athletes—even highly trained ones like Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, who sustained one in 2017 during the final race of his career at the World...