This Is What Happens When You Overdo It On Vitamins
From 1985 to 1995 a group of doctors set out to test a theory—that high doses of beta-carotene and retinol, two A vitamins with cancer-fighting properties, could greatly reduce our risk of getting cancer. They put study participants on 30 milligrams of beta-carotene and 25,000 International Units (IU) of retinol each day. But instead of turning their bodies into cancer-fighting machines, the vitamins actually caused some participants to get cancer. The doctors stopped the trial nearly two years early because of the results.
What can I do about Sagging Breasts? Tips from a Breast Surgeon, Dr. Ennis
Learn what you can do about sagging breasts with the help of a board certified plastic surgeon, including a breast lift or breast lift with augmentation.
What to do about an inguinal hernia
An inguinal hernia refers to a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall within the groin area (lower abdomen and upper thigh). Since the hernia is an actual hole, soft tissue from inside the abdominal cavity will protrude to the outside, resulting in a bulge. Symptoms of an inguinal hernia are often mild, and include a sharp pain or dull pressure and a sensation that something is sliding or popping in and out of the body. The soft tissue that protrudes through the hernia is usually the small or large intestine. If the intestine protruding through becomes trapped (incarcerated), it may result in increased pain. If blood is not able to get to the trapped portion of intestine, gangrene may develop, requiring emergency surgery. Patients with an incarcerated inguinal hernia will find the…
What It Was Like Giving Birth in Every Decade Since the 1900s
It's all to the same end — to get the baby here safely — but you'll be amazed at how many different (and, frankly, scary) paths we've taken to get there.
How Hospitals Can Help Patients Quit Smoking Before Surgery
Doctors often tell patients to stop smoking before surgery, but precious few help out with that. A hospital in Canada found that just offering a few simple kinds of help was enough to get more people to quit before going under the knife.
Why you should have a Primary Care Physician (PCP)
Dr. Franklin explains why it is important to have a Primary Care Physician (PCP). Your PCP is your first point of contact for all of your health related conc...
18 of the Biggest Wastes of Money at Disney World
Want to get the most bang for your buck when you take a vacation to Disney World? Here are some of the worst ways you can waste money at Disney.
How do the stars look so good? Valley plastic surgeon Daniel Shapiro tells us what it really takes
How do the stars look so good? Valley plastic surgeon Daniel Sha - azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport Member Center: This year's Academy Awards wrapped up last night and the stars looked stunning. But that isn't all genetics. Dr. Daniel Shapiro of Shapior Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic with his take on how the beautiful people turn back the clock.
Move Strong: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Falls
As an older adult, you must be mindful in ways you've never been before, as folks in my NYC community-based fall prevention classes have illustrated over the years. In response to these folks' experiences, which include accidents and falls, I've developed some tips that you can share with your friends and family. I hope they prevent you or a loved one from experiencing a fall To reduce the risk of slips, trips, near-misses and falls: 1. Never put your underpants on standing up. It might sound like a no-brainer, but I can't tell you how many older adults still take the chance of putting on their pants or underpants without stabilizing themselves by holding onto something or sitting. 2. Step on the leash to pick up the poo. Don't risk Fido getting frisky,…
Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist
"I like to encourage my kids to eat a little healthier, so I'll sprinkle a little 'supersalt' in there. That stuff is really powerful."