Wearing a device similar to a FitBit or Apple watch could tell you if you're sick. Wearable technology of the future could make medical care more individualized and even alert you and your doctor that something's brewing before you have symptoms.
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a painful condition caused by blood clots. Here are some natural remedies that may alleviate DVT.
The Endocrine Society has released a position statement highlighting why Donald Trump's temporary travel ban negatively impacts everyone's health.
Trump doesn't believe in global warming caused by industrial processes, but now his beliefs are turning into governmental actions. One of the first things he's done to further his beliefs is cancel a meeting of scientists on the potential adverse health side effects of climate change.
Researchers have discovered millions of people may be low in the antioxidant vitamin E. The vitamin is difficult to measure in the bloodstream for millions of people with metabolic syndrome. Are you one of the millions of people who needs more of the antioxidant for better health?
Stem cell research has been a moral debate for decades. But some innocent research with very promising applications is getting discriminated against without doing any inherent harm. Adult stem cell research has nothing to do with fetuses -- these cells come from people who are already born.
Recent studies show that employees aren't getting enough sleep - and it's affecting their corporation's income! Are you getting enough sleep, and is it affecting your money making?
Recent news announces that scientists now know a little more about your gut. They've learned more about the membrane surrounding your gastrointestinal tract, which is called the mesentery. Here's what they found and why getting a massage can help your gastrointestinal health.
Medical assistants can drastically reduce the time it takes doctors to document patient exams so they can actually spend more time with patients.
Do you know who took your vitals the last time you went in for a checkup? It might not have been a nurse, doctor, or physician's assistant. Here's how important medical assistants are in the healthcare industry.
The current U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has released his opinion on e-cigarettes. Although researchers found that e-cigarettes have virtually no harmful effects and are a dream-like tool to help smokers quit, Murthy now says they're actually dangerous to teens.
The deteriorating nature of our air is causing significant harm to human health, and human activity is contributing to climate change and the air pollution that is damaging lung function. This relationship was highlighted by the findings of a new study presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016, which pointed out the influence of air pollution on respiratory function and the critical health issues it raises.
Remember the days when you rocked out with your select group of friends in your family's garage pretending to be a musical band? Scientists actually think it's the reason why you passed your high school math classes.
Researchers say that missing breakfast and not getting adequate sleep can result in kids becoming overweight. Addressing these issues may help cut down obesity in kids.
It's best to go to the doctor when you have a health concern, but you most likely would rather look up your symptoms online and go with whatever information you find. This can be dangerous or misleading. But if you're really set on not seeing the doctor, here are a few ways to get better unofficial medical advice online.
For some people, the Tasmanian devil is a cartoon character, but for others it could represent an opportunity to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus) and other dangerous pathogens. New research indicates that the milk of these marsupials, who are found only on the island of Tasmania, contains special peptides that can destroy potentially deadly human germs.
A hug is understandable as a show of gratitude to someone who is taking care of you or a loved one. But did you know that it’s a potential health risk to hug your nurse? Here’s what a recent study found and why you should resist the urge to hug your nurse.
Is Your Dentist Giving You Your Rights Under HIPAA? Here's How to Help Protect Your Sensitive Medical Information
Your dentist always greets you with a warm smile and takes care of all your tooth aches with excellent care. But is she handling your medical records with the same quality care?
Gabriel Neal, MD, family medicine doctor and clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine has some valuable information about what your bowel movement can reveal about your overall health.
Having kidney stones is no fun, but according to a new study a bizarre treatment strategy can help you pass those stones and have fun at the same time.
Does money affect your doctor's care? If your long-time doctor is retiring or you're moving to another state, here are some tips to help you find a good doctor.
They practice what they preach—health experts who follow their own advice for others’ good health. Here is what they have to say that is important to them in maintaining their good health.
Zika is yet again in the news. It seems the scary virus is making its way all over the U.S. – and that's alarming doctors everywhere. Recently, the FDA has announced that all donated blood in Zika-active states should be screened for the virus. Even if Zika spreads to your state, there are things you can do to boost your natural defenses against the Zika virus.
Do you believe that Alzheimer’s disease is inevitable? Think again, as neurologists are discovering that by following their recommended Alzheimer’s disease prevention tips, that you can greatly reduce the odds of suffering from this disease.
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