Understanding the physical, emotional and environmental triggers that make you want a cigarette can help you avoid them.
The filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum, whose documentary “Look At Us Now, Mother!” will have a one-week run on Long Island starting May 6, grew up thinking she had been born into the wrong family.
I used to scoff at overly involved parents. I never did my kids’ school projects or micromanaged their scuffles with friends. Within reason, I believed in letting my kids make their own mistakes and fight their own battles. But just before our eldest child, Hannah, began her senior year of high school, I watched the Excellence in Parenting Award slip through my fingers...
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Vegetables may help protect elderly women from hardening of neck arteries, Journal of the American Heart Association Report
Eating more cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli was associated with less carotid artery wall thickness among elderly women.
From a simple sore throat or laryngitis to cancers of the head and neck, including oropharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal, and pharyngeal, smoking tobacco causes many problems for patients, and their otolaryngologists are in a good position to help them quit.
Tobacco smoking is an important risk factor for head and neck cancers, and smoking cigarettes increases the risk of head and neck cancer 15-fold, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Even...
A phase 3 clinical trial in which researchers treated lupus patients with blisibimod, a biologic treatment that inhibits B cell activating factor (BAFF), did not meet its primary endpoint, but did demonstrate evidence of possible efficacy.
Researcher Joan T. Merrill, MD, a member of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) and OMRF professor of medicine at the University of Oklahoma, says that in a previous phase 2 clinical trial of this treatment, it appeared the sickest subset of pat...
Patients with a specific genetic predisposition for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may want to take precautions when consuming certain types of meat, dairy and produce grown with cow manure, according to a new study out of the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando.
The study, which assessed 100 RA patients, published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology in January, linked the presence of the bacteria Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) with tri...
Playing games is good for brain health, and it can be the inexpensive, old-fashioned kind of games, not just those requiring a computer and a subscription to activities created by neuroscientists.
Multiple studies have shown associations between different forms of cognitive mental stimulation and better brain health, whether it's playing cards, reading books, engaging in stimulating conversations or learning. And all of these seem to be associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease.
You probably know massage is good for aching muscles, arthritis pain and to relieve tension in the body, but did you know it might also boost your brain health?
A good massage should bring on what's called the relaxation response, slowing the breath and causing a dip in blood pressure, heart rate and the hormones that can cause stress. It can also increase your brain's production of serotonin, a chemical that, when out of balance, is implicated in anxiety and depression.
A 2012 study using MR...