Five reasons you could develop heart disease before 50

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet people generally associate it with an older, aging population. But heart attacks, strokes and other types of heart disease can be blind to age—particularly when certain factors […]

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in

When my brother and I were kids back in the ’80s, we loved going to Long John Silver’s. But it wasn’t just for the fish.   It was for the vinegar – malt vinegar. We would uncap a bottle at […]

HOW TO Evaluate Medical Apps, Health Technologies, and Websites

How do you decide what’s real or fake news on the internet? How do you evaluate the quality of medical apps or health technologies? As part of our From Chance To Choice campaign, we would like to help medical professionals […]

What causes a bump on the roof of the mouth?

Canker sores Burns Trauma or injury Cold sores Mucoceles Torus palatinusCandidiasis Hand, foot, and mouth disease Epstein pearls HyperdontiaSquamous papilloma Oral cancer When to see a doctor A bump on the roof of the mouth can be worrisome, especially if […]

Mindfulness meditation: 10 minutes a day improves cognitive function

Practicing mindfulness meditation for 10 minutes a day improves concentration and the ability to keep information active in one’s mind, a function known as “working memory”. The brain achieves this by becoming more efficient, literally requiring fewer brain resources to […]

People who walk just 35 minutes a day may have less severe strokes

People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least four hours a week or swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive, according to a […]

Exercising with rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue. When you’re in the throes of a flare, exercise may seem […]