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.
Restaurant websites: Why are they so awful? Which ones are the absolute worst?
The first thing that pops up when you visit the website of the San Francisco restaurant Fleur de Lys is a nearly full-screen animation of celebrity che ...
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.
Patient Engagement and Collaborative Care with Drex DeFord
Join us as we sit down with Drex DeFord to talk about patient engagement and collaborative care. Thank you to Intel for sponsoring this interview with Drex. ...
Cabernet Over Chemo: 4 Physicians, 4 Lessons
Dr. B.J. Miller speaking at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California conference. Photo: Owen Egan Missing three limbs (all but his right arm) following an accident as a Princeton sophomore, the affable Miller talks like a man thankful for being alive with his distinctly humanist approach to death and dying. His TED talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life,” has been viewed over 5 million times “If our subject matter is suffering and death, then the groundwork is empathy,” said Miller. “Staying inspired, loving the people you love, that’s your job.” While palliative care has traditionally addressed physical pain and emotional distress, Miller hopes to further expand its definition to embrace deeper social…
When, What, and How To Feed Your Baby
Trying to decide when to start solid foods for your baby can be confusing, you are not alone. We would like to take some time to go through some of the issues that can be overwhelming. The following comments are the most current evidence to the answer When to Feed Your Baby Solid Food Health experts and breastfeeding experts agree that it’s best to wait until your baby is around six months old before offering any food other than breast milk. There has been a large amount of research on this, and most health organizations have updated their recommendations to agree with current research. By the age of six months most babies have reached the milestones necessary for safe and successful feeding. What to Feed Your Baby If your 6 month old baby…
Sex advice: Big man is worried about his small manhood
Q: I'm 6 feet, 6 inches tall and a big guy overall -- except for one place. In terms of penis size, it's only 5 inches long, and I am very self-conscious about it because women assume that if you're tall that you're big all over, and it's not true in my case. It's humiliating. The last woman I was with looked very confused when she found this out about me. How should I deal with this going forward?
Preventing window falls: Tips to keep kids safe
Pediatricians often think of springtime as the beginning of “falling season.” Every year, 3,300 children younger than 6 fall from windows, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Approximately eight of these falls will result in death Install it. Screens are not strong enough to prevent a child from falling. Installing window guards or stops is the best way to prevent window falls. Experts recommend leaving the guards and stops in place until children are 11 years old Move it. Prevent children from getting to windows by moving items they can climb on – including beds, dressers and shelves – away from windows. Lock it. Keep windows locked. Only open the windows that children…
Save Time and Money with Walk-In Primary Care
Avoid racking up medical bills at the emergency room, or long waits and higher copays at urgent care facilities.
Your Top Flu Questions Answered
Your top questions to ABC News about the flu answered by the experts.