Sales of at-home DNA testing kits have soared in recent years as people seek information about their ancestry or future health. However, the results from these at-home genetic tests can be problematic for some people, even as the tests’ growing popularity helps to raise public awareness of the link between
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As we get older, we become more vulnerable to serious health issues that may be difficult to treat or impossible to cure. When this happens, people differ in how much they want to know about their disorder and how it’s likely to progress. We rely on our doctors when it
Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
To keep things in perspective, however, it is also one of the most survivable cancers:
Telemedicine got its start about 40 years ago in order to bring medical services to underserved patients in remote areas in the United States and worldwide. Today, it’s integrated across the spectrum of healthcare from hospitals to physicians, those in private practice, home healthcare services, and health insurance companies.
By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief
My patients often ask me if it’s worth coming in for a yearly physical exam. Many of them see specialists, such as cardiologists, pulmonary doctors, or dermatologists, and most see a gynecologist, too. So, why bother with a general exam? What does an internist provide
Q: I keep seeing products with gluten-free labels. What is wrong with gluten, and should I stop eating it?
A: There is nothing wrong with gluten per se, though some people have problems digesting it. Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, and malt. Gluten acts as
As you look for the best medical treatments and advice for yourself and your family, a natural solution may be your best option. More and more experts point to integrative medicine, which combines the best of conventional medicine with the best of drug-free, natural medicine.
By accessing the time-tested guidance
If you have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that strenuous exercise is likely to trigger a shock to the heart. ICDs work by monitoring your heart rate and delivering a small electrical shock to the heart when an abnormal rhythm is detected.
But recent research
Anyone who’s undergone cancer treatment or seen a loved one endure chemotherapy knows that the side effects of treatment can be severe. Among the common hurdles facing cancer patients is getting adequate nutrition while undergoing treatment.
Clinical dietitian Shayne Robinson, RD, CSO, CDN, with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, says, “Malnutrition in cancer