12 "superfoods" you should be eating

Maintaining a healthy diet can often be hard to do. “Superfoods” such as broccoli, salmon, eggs, Greek yogurt, beans, walnuts, oatmeal, olive oil, blueberries, tea, quinoa, and dark chocolate can help. (Locked) More »

Hormone therapy update

A decade ago, women used hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms and to prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and dementia. Today, the thinking has changed. Hormone therapy is no longer recommended for chronic disease prevention, although experts say many women can still use it early in menopause to relieve symptoms. (Locked) More »

Repairing the heart with stem cells

Can stem cell therapy help repair damage to heart muscle that occurs during a heart attack? Some studies are finding this treatment can reduce the amount of scar tissue in the heart and improve its function. But research is still in the early stages, and long-term risks and benefits remain unclear. More »

Needling away chronic pain

Acupuncture may be helpful for reducing pain in many chronic conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, and headache. How exactly acupuncture relieves pain isn’t clear. People who would like to try acupuncture for chronic pain should first talk to their doctor. (Locked) More »

Preventive mastectomy

Many women who have been diagnosed with cancer in one breast opt to have a preventive double mastectomy. Yet research finds that 70% of these women may be having the surgery unnecessarily. Experts say only women with specific risk factors are likely to benefit from preventive mastectomy. (Locked) More »

Why you still need pertussis vaccination

Pertussis rates are rising in all age groups. An Australian study found that older adults with pertussis are more likely to need hospitalization, which underscores the need for older adults to get vaccinated. (Locked) More »