Dr Mannys Notes

Maybe you’ve just gone through pregnancy, delivering your pride and joy, but you’re not so ecstatic about what it’s done to your stomach. Or maybe you’ve just done an amazing job of losing weight, but you’re wishing the effects...
How far will patients go to lower their chances for heart attack when they’re already at high risk? We may find out soon enough with the appearance of a new risk-reducing heart drug. One study shows that the drug Praluent...
A little ache every now and then might seem normal, especially as you get older. But if you’re feeling joint pain day in and day out, it might be something more. Many people are living with arthritis every day....
Cancer can happen in just about any part of the body, making it important to note when something’s abnormal. For men, that includes penile cancer. Thankfully, penile cancer isn’t common if you live in the United States. It occurs...
If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably figured out that it’s not all about you anymore. Baby takes priority in what you eat, drink and do—including pleasure habits like smoking. Smoking at all is a great risk for your own health,...
Did your grade school teachers or parents encourage you to “fuel your mind” before a big test? They might have been onto something. A few experts have plunged into the influence of diet on your memory, but now they’re taking...
Do you have varicose veins? People have treated this somewhat unsightly problem for a long time simply for cosmetic reasons. But varicose veins can cause other underlying problems too. In fact, a new study suggests that varicose veins might...
Most people in the developed world are plugged in—they have cell phones, computers or television up and running in front of them most of the time. And that constant stimulation can be harmful in several ways. Still, you might...
Feeding kids with a peanut allergy can be difficult — and scary. But a new treatment might dial down the allergy a bit. California-based Aimmune Therapeutics has been making progress in this area with a new study on its peanut-based...
There’s a new opioid on the block now, and it’s the herbal supplement kratom. In a press release issued last Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeled this unregulated supplement an opioid. Officials based the new label...