Next steps for relief
From steps you can take at home to specialized steps your doctor may recommended, there are many ways to find constipation relief. Bowel movement retraining and newer drugs are options for particularly persistent constipation.
Pregnancy and future health
Heart disease and strokes account for one-third of deaths in women age 65 and older. Traditional risk factors for these health problems have been known for decades, including high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, lack of exercise and smoking. However, researchers and doctors have recently focused their attention... Read More
Hearing aid hesitations
You've been looking forward to your grandkids' visit for weeks. Sitting at the dinner table, you're excited to hear updates about their lives and activities. However, when the time comes, it's so difficult to understand what they're saying. The effort of straining to hear is exhausting, and your... Read More
It may seem easy to make connections in today's world. You can send a childhood friend an email, or connect on Facebook. Or you can make some new friends in an online chat room of people throughout the world who share a hobby or interest with you. Despite... Read More
As you age, your fingernails can naturally become weaker and prone to splitting. Try these tips to keep them healthy and strong. Do: Avoid fingernail wetness for extended periods — If your fingernails are wet for a long time, they are at greater risk of splitting....Read More
News and Our Views
New osteoporosis drug for women at risk of fractures
Postmenopausal women who have bone-thinning osteoporosis may be at lower risk of fracture if they take a newly approved drug. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved romosozumab (Evenity) in April 2019 based on results of two large studies of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. The studies found that...Read More
'Magic mouthwash' for painful, cancer-related mouth sores
When cancer is treated with chemotherapy or radiation, a common side effect is the development of painful mouth sores known as oral mucositis. The insides of the cheeks and lips — as well as the underside of the tongue — are the most commonly affected sites. Larger sores can...Read More
Is alkaline water better for rehydration than normal water?
A: Let's start by defining alkaline water. Scientists use pH to describe how acidic or basic a substance is with a range from 0 to 14. Pure water has a pH of 7, meaning it's neutral. Fluids with a pH under 7 — such as coffee and soda —... Read More
Pain during sex and penis curvature — is this common or treatable?
A: It's possible that your husband has Peyronie's (pay-roe-NEEZ) disease. This is when a hard, fibrous layer of non-cancerous scar tissue develops under the skin on one or more sides of the penis. When the penis is erect, the scar tissue prevents the elastic tissue of the penis from... Read More