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Everyone's lives are stressful and sometimes harmful, which leads to the constant search for relaxing hobbies. Reiki is a spiritual practice that has become especially popular in the past year. It's becoming the new yoga because of its focus...
Tons of people use apple cider vinegar on the day-to-day in order to stay healthy. The use of vinegar medically has been going on for hundreds of years. This long-lasting reputation is actually backed by science. This isn't just...
Question: Can testosterone use increase your risk for prostate cancer? Answer: I have spoken to many experts and to date there is no direct link between testosterone use and prostate cancer. However, all patients with risk factors like family history of prostate...
We recently received a question about permanent makeup from a reader: “I’m considering getting my lips colored with permanent makeup by a cosmetic tattoo artist. I wear lipstick every day, and I’m tired of reapplying it every time I eat, drink,...
As a doctor, I get a lot of health questions both in my practice and in my email inbox. Today, I found one that I received a question about natural stress relief that I’d like to share with you...
Menstruation is a healthy and normal part of being a woman. The arrival of one’s first period marks the change from girlhood to womanhood and is what makes it possible for women to become pregnant. However, today, more and more...
Question - Can Surgery Result in Vulvodynia?:  I had a hysterectomy and bladder repair in January this year. Since the operation I have had a great deal of pain in the vulva area mostly a pulling feeling on the left...
Does the appearance of your fingernails represent your overall health? Research debates whether or not things like discoloration in fingernails might signal a larger health issue. In this article though, dents in fingernails are the main concern. Question What is the cause...
Question: Where can I find article on macular degeneration from the Fox program on 7-25-2012 Answer: Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. At this time, Macular...
As a doctor, I get a lot of health questions both in my practice and in my e-mail inbox. Today, I found one from a mom whose 8-year-old child suffers from migraines. How do you deal with an “adult”...
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