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Mouthguards: How to Clean and Store Them

If you wear a mouthguard at night—as is advisable if you clench or grind your teeth—be sure to keep it clean. Research has shown that...

How Bad Is Your Air?

The 23rd annual State of the Air report from the nonprofit American Lung Association is out—and the news is not good everywhere. Here are some key findings of the...

Mind Your Brain

As people age, they frequently become concerned about perceived changes in memory and other cognitive functions. They worry, for example, if they forget someone’s name, misplace their car keys,...

Colonoscopy: A Study Rebuttal

You may have heard about a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine that evaluated the effectiveness of colonoscopies in reducing the risk of developing colon cancer...

Home Tests for Urinary Tract Infections

I’m prone to urinary tract infections, but getting tested in a doctor’s office isn’t always convenient. Is a home UTI test a reasonable alternative? Over-the-counter kits that test for urinary...

Moderate Exercise = Healthier Kidneys

If you’re sedentary, ramping up the exercise to just a moderate level may go a long way in keeping your kidneys healthier, according to a recent study in JAMA...

Breast Cancer in Men—Yes, Really

Though many people think of breast cancer as something that affects only women, that’s not the case. If you follow celebrity news, you may have heard about several men...

What Is Monkeypox, and How Worried Should We Be?

Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency in the United States on August 5, with cases exploding to over 11,000 between May (when there were only two cases reported)...

Keeping Your Cool in the Heat

Did you know that your body’s ability to cool off diminishes with aging? That’s why older people are especially susceptible to heat-related ailments such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke...

The Role of Statins in Cholesterol Management

In our last two conversations with Ronald Krauss, M.D., an expert in lipidology and a member of our editorial board, we discussed how to assess your risk of cardiovascular...

How Clean Is Your Pet’s Food Bowl?

If you have a pet, be sure to wash its food and water bowls and feeding utensils well—not just for Fido’s and Fluffy’s sake but for your own health,...