Up with HDL, the "good" cholesterol

While attention to cholesterol has largely focused on lowering LDL through the use of statins, raising HDL is equally important, if not more so. Niacin boosts HDL, but its side effects can be tricky, so some people try exercise and dietary changes. (Locked) More »

What to do about hemorrhoids

Many people experience the discomfort of hemorrhoids. Often they can be treated effectively with topical products and by eating more fiber. If they persist, surgical options are available. (Locked) More »

Artificial joints for the hand and wrist

Arthritis sufferers may find some relief by having wrist joint replacement surgery. In some cases the wrist joints are fused, but this affects dexterity. Certain finger joints can also be replaced, though the success rate for these surgeries is lower. (Locked) More »