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Deadly Prostate Cancer on the Rise

Cases of metastatic prostate cancer are on the rise since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine PSA (prostate specific antigen)...

6 Ways to Fortify Your Immune System

The body’s immune system becomes less robust as we age, making us more vulnerable to infection. What’s more, older people often have chronic medical...

Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz …

Don’t take effervescent antacids like Alka-Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer, or their generics more than occasionally. Many people don’t realize that these products (and many others) contain aspirin, which can cause...

Ladder Safety: 9 Steps to Take

If you’re the person in your household tasked with cleaning out gutters, replacing roof shingles, cutting tree branches, or simply changing light bulbs or getting boxes down from a...

Are You FIT to Be Tested?

Screening for colorectal cancer is a proven lifesaver, yet about a third of Americans over age 50 are not getting tested at all. One reason may be an overemphasis...

Ask the Experts: How to Stop a Nosebleed

Q. 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...

Using Cleaning Products Safely

Covid-19 is mainly spread through airborne transmission, and the risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus by touching a contaminated surface is "generally considered to be low," according to...

Do Your Hands Need Healing?

We, as a nation, have been doing a lot of handwashing lately. Though we now know that the virus that causes Covid-19 is transmitted mainly via airborne particles, keeping...

Ask the Experts: What Is a Gingivectomy?

Q. My dentist recommended that I have a gingivectomy prior to having a crown placed. What exactly does that entail? Gingivectomy—sometimes called “dental crown lengthening”—is a periodontal surgical procedure that...

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...

Stretch, For Your Arteries’ Sake

Passive stretching, commonly used in sports training and physical therapy—as well by anyone who just aims to feel looser—increases joint range of motion and flexibility. But preliminary research suggests...

Ask the Experts: Ear Candling

Q. Do you recommend ear candling for removing earwax? No. Ear candling is promoted as an ancient healing practice and a “natural” way to remove earwax. Many websites sell inexpensive...