| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Of the countless painful decisions surrounding a loved one's end-of-life care, among the trickiest is how to provide physical comfort in a way that also provides a dignified ending.
"For end of life, the opioids are very important for pain management,...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:10 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Everyone knows that getting enough fiber is a secret to staying "regular," but a large new study finds that people who got plenty of fluids were the least likely to suffer constipation.
The results highlight the importance...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Q: I have been diagnosed with serotonin syndrome brought on by a drug interaction between Cymbalta, gabapentin, tramadol and a low dose of Prozac. It caused me a lot of problems, including agitation, dizziness, muscle spasms and joint pain so bad my...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Q: I suffer from low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and am wondering if cinnamon would make it even worse, since it helps diabetics lower their sugar? I certainly do not want my blood glucose any lower!
A: Cinnamon has been suggested as a way for people with...
| Nov 7, 2012
The term "pelvic floor" was not part of polite conversation a generation ago, when women with pelvic floor disorders, or PFDs, often suffered in silence.
Fortunately for the millions of women who know this acronym all too well, times have changed....
| Jul 4, 2012
Q: Every time my 2-year-old granddaughter feels a bowel movement coming, she does everything she can to hold it in. She cries and is obviously in a lot of pain, but she refuses to go. A warm bath sometimes helps, but not always. Could there be something...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:15 PM
When your child complains of a stomachache, you want to help. Maybe you worry that the tummy trouble is a sign of something serious. It could be, but most tummy aches in children call for nothing more than a little rest.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Q: When I get sweaty from working outside in the winter and then get chilled, I frequently start to feel a sore throat coming on within several hours. It often develops into a full-blown cold.
I believe the chill doesn't cause the cold, but rather...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Massage isn't just beneficial for adults, but for babies too. It can help with everything from congestion to constipation. Now a new class is being offered at Carilion for new parents.
Kristen McNamara is a new mother who learned infant massage and she...
| May 7, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm wondering if I have hypothyroidism. My thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is normal, but my free thyroxine is on the low end of the normal range. My doctor recommends I take a small dosage of a synthetic thyroid hormone. Do I need...
| Apr 7, 2010
Long before Dr. Ho's Digestive Detox kits appeared on late night infomercials, various methods of internal cleansing, from fasting to purgative herbs, had been practiced.
It's no secret that toxins are all around us. The Environmental Working Group's...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Here's your we-belong-together Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- Chase bank is getting tougher on checking-account customers. The bank is basically saying that customers who don't earn a lot of dinero may soon have to pay......