Enzyme supplements are pitched to consumers as concoctions of enzymes that can help the body break down gluten. But there’s no evidence they actually work, doctors say.
Yogi is ready to lend an ear. He’s part of a growing trend in medicine where more hospitals, treatment centers and nursing homes bring in resident therapy dogs to help patients.
The moist air provides a perfect breeding ground for a wide range of allergens, including dust mites and mold. Signs of trouble from these indoor allergens include sneezing, sore eyes, and itching.
Researchers say people who engage in excessive TV watching are far more likely to die from a blood clot in the lung, and the longer you sit, the higher the risk.
The heat and humidity can result in little itchy bumps on the skin — a condition known as miliaria, though most of us refer to it as prickly heat or just heat rash.
Lonnie Sue Johnson can’t remember her marriage, but she remembers how to paint clouds with watercolors. Now, she’s giving local researchers new insights into the way the brain processes memory by offering them access to her totally transformed world.
Dermatologists recommend coming in annually for a once-over to check for skin cancer. It’s quick, painless and can pick up on early signs of trouble when the disease is most treatable.
What issues do you want the presidential candidates to address? A new poll indicates a lot of adults want more talk about children’s health.
When Miles Fawcett’s daughter Serena was born 10 years ago with a bad liver, he gave his baby girl part of his. That kind of living donor transplant is fairly rare in the United States, where most organs come from cadavers.
Muhammad Ali believed that all the hits to his head in the ring had caused his Parkinson’s disease. Now, researchers are trying to figure out if he was right about that.
A diabetic is twice as likely to have depression as someone without diabetes. And that fact is prompting some doctors to rethink how they provide care.
Planning a summer vacation is about much more than booking hotels and making plane reservations, especially if you are heading out of the country. You also need to safeguard your health by getting the immunizations you need.
When the weather is warm, the sun and heat can turn food into a breeding ground for nasty bacteria.
The American College of Sports Medicine is out with its annual American Fitness Index, which ranks 50 major metropolitan areas. Washington, D.C. is No. 1 for the third time straight.
He says a lot of his patients this week have been feeling kind of downtrodden because of the weather, in large part because this is not quite what they expected for a Washington spring.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.