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13 Things Your Pain Doctor Won't Tell You
13 Things Your Pain Doctor Won’t Tell You

Learn what pain doctors are really thinking when you visit them, and how you can better manage your… >>

Headache Relief Without Drugs: 6 Natural Remedies
Headache Relief Without Drugs: 6 Natural Remedies

Easier than you think: Next time your skull's pounding, turn to these natural DIY headache remedies… >>

What Vitamins Should I Take? Secrets Doctors Tell Their Friends
What Vitamins Should I Take? Secrets Doctors Tell Their Friends

When physicians have heart-to-heart chats with their pals, their advice often differs from the… >>

The Robin Roberts Effect: Almost 10,000 New Bone Marrow Donors
The Robin Roberts Effect: Almost 10,000 New Bone Marrow Donors

It’s not surprising that the GMA co-anchor’s announcement that she has a blood disorder… >>

Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?
Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?

I hadn’t—until I saw this scary report from ABC News about a 60-year-old man from Yonkers, New… >>

Robin Roberts' Health News: Difficult, Yet Inspiring
Robin Roberts’ Health News: Difficult, Yet Inspiring

Like millions of other GMA fans, I was so saddened to hear Robin Roberts’ announcement this… >>

Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?
Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?

In a word, NO. But after spending most of my day combing through fascinating, important… >>

Memorable Pets for Alzheimer's Patients
Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients

My beloved grandma Lil succumbed to ever-worsening dementia before she passed away from heart… >>

Steel Your Gut for Stomach Flu Season
Steel Your Gut for Stomach Flu Season

Norovirus—or stomach flu—can really put your body through the ringer. Here’s what infectious… >>

Can Birth Order Predict Your Health?
Can Birth Order Predict Your Health?

Birth order stereotypes (like firstborn achiever, or middle-child mediator) may have a profound… >>

Up Close and Sneezy: This is Your Cold in 3D
Up Close and Sneezy: This is Your Cold in 3D

Take a look at this photo, and try not to sneeze. Using one of the world’s fastest… >>

8 Foods That Help Lower High Blood Pressure
8 Foods That Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Consuming less sodium may be important to help slash blood pressure levels, but eating more of… >>

5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill
5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill

As RD's health editor, I'm always on the lookout for clever home cures for everyday aches and… >>

4 New Reasons You Should Know Your Blood Type
4 New Reasons You Should Know Your Blood Type

What’s in a blood type? Potentially a lot, according to several recent studies that correlate… >>

3 Colon Cancer Signs You Might Be Ignoring
3 Colon Cancer Signs You Might Be Ignoring

If there was ever a cancer that desperately needed an awareness month, it’s colon cancer… >>

9 of the Best Foods for Diabetics
9 of the Best Foods for Diabetics

According to research, a healthy diet including these foods can help manage blood sugar levels, or… >>

Ahchoo! 9 Ways to Cope With Late-Summer Ragweed Allergies
Ahchoo! 9 Ways to Cope With Late-Summer Ragweed Allergies

Ragweed brings allergy woes to millions of Americans. Find out how to alleviate the suffering. >>

What to Say When Someone Is Sick (and Topics to Avoid)
What to Say When Someone Is Sick (and Topics to Avoid)

It's difficult to know what to say when someone you care about is suffering. Here's a good list of… >>

9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, there is a 1 in 8 chance of a woman having invasive… >>

Weird Medicine That Harmed More Than Healed
Weird Medicine That Harmed More Than Healed

For 2,400 years, patients have believed that doctors were doing good; for 2,300 years, they were… >>