Exercise resources

Apart from not smoking, exercise is probably the single most important thing you can do to reduce your risk for heart disease. If you need help in getting started or improving your fitness routine, check out some of these online resources. (Locked) More »

In the journals: Cognitive behavioral therapy more effective than light therapy for relieving seasonal depression

Up to 10% of Americans have depressive symptoms at roughly the same time every year, usually November through March. The condition is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and the first-line treatment today is light therapy — daily exposure to artificial bright light. But according to a study led by investigators at the University of Vermont, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective. (Locked) More »

What to do about Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is an inflammation of the facial nerve, believed to be caused by a viral infection, that results in paralysis of one side of the face. It can cause startling changes on the affected side: a drooping mouth, a sagging eyebrow and lower eyelid, and an eye that won't fully close. It can take several weeks to return to normal, and treatment is typically a corticosteroid medication. (Locked) More »

Time for tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening procedures can be done at a dentist's office, or there are many over-the-counter products that can be used at home, including strips, gels and rinses. Regardless of the method, the result is temporary. (Locked) More »