X-rays, MRI, CT scans and PET scans
Imaging tests are common, but having your body scanned in a tube can seem more like science fiction than medical science. Learn about the ways health professionals view the inside of your body detect, diagnose, treat or monitor disease.
Fresh summer produce
By the time spring rolls around, you may be sick of eating off-season produce such as mealy apples and watery strawberries. So why not take advantage of the summer months to indulge in fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables? Look to your local farmers market or to a... Read More
Post-traumatic stress disorder
The four-car highway pileup happened fast. Thankfully, all drivers and passengers came away without major physical harm. But months later, not everyone is well. Some are too frightened to drive and feel their hearts race even when they're passengers in cars. Worse, some even struggle with day-to-day activities. ... Read More
Chronic venous insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) happens when you have increased pressure in your leg veins over a long period of time. Signs of this can show up on the skin surface. You may notice varicose veins, swelling and changes in your skin. Less commonly, CVI can lead to skin wounds... Read More
Low blood pressure when you stand
For people with orthostatic hypotension — also called postural hypotension — the body's natural process of counteracting low blood pressure when getting up from sitting or lying down doesn't work correctly. When you stand or sit up, signs and symptoms may occur, including dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred or fading vision,...Read More
News and Our Views
Moderate activity lowers risk of 7 cancers
Many people don't follow U.S. activity guidelines that call for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week. But here's some extra motivation to give it a try: A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found...Read More
Safe use of e-bikes can enable a healthier lifestyle
You can use bicycling as a way to get a joint-friendly workout, socialize with a group of cyclists and breathe in some fresh air. Bicycling can also be an alternative to driving. Electric bikes (e-bikes) offer another way to cycle. E-bikes have battery-powered motors that allow you to...Read More
Is tramadol safer than other opioid pain medications?
A: There are two key risks with tramadol (Ultram) and other short-acting opioid pain medications such as oxycodone (Roxicodone) and hydrocodone plus acetaminophen (Norco, Vicodin). One is the risk of side effects — such as constipation or sedation leading to falls or accidents — and the other is risk... Read More
Is intermittent fasting a good option for loosing weight?
A: Mayo Clinic experts say there's simply not enough research to support or oppose intermittent fasting at this point. Intermittent fasting may be a helpful tool for some people, but it can also be unhealthy or even dangerous in certain cases. Intermittent fasting is cutting off or seriously... Read More