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What Is Inflammation in Your Body? How It’s Measured and Treated

Inflammation has been connected to heart disease, stroke and cancer. But what is inflammation? How do you know if you have it? How is it measured or tested? And what should you do about it? A family doctor answers. […]

How to Stop Excessive Gas: 5 Steps

Gas, flatulence, farting … whatever you call it, you don’t want it! Here are five stops to stop gas before it ever starts—including what foods to avoid. […]

Hydrogen Peroxide for Wound Cleaning: Water’s Better!

Hydrogen peroxide can damage healthy cells when you use it to clean a wound, this doctor says. Here’s his advice on minor wound treatment–starting with plain old water. […]

Doctors Debate Universal Health Care: Pros and Cons From the Experts

American doctors argue their opinions on universal health care: Is it socialized medicine or a compassionate, necessary program? Get the facts and learn the issues from the United States health-care professionals themselves. […]

Medical Marijuana Pros and Cons: Expert Opinions

Two experts debate the pros and cons of medical marijuana, offering opinions on whether it should be legalized. […]

Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: Experts Debate Pros and Cons

Experts debate embryonic stem-cell research. What are the pros and cons? Is it necessary? Is it ethical? Get the facts and learn the issues from the experts themselves. […]

Does Chiropractic Adjustment Work? A Doctor’s Opinion on Back, Neck Treatments and More

Are chiropractic adjustments a scam, quackery or proven to work? A doctor looks at the evidence. Included: treatment for back pain, neck pain, more. […]

When Does Life Begin? Medical Experts Debate Abortion Issue

When does life begin? Two experts share their opinions on this issue, as it relates to abortion. They discuss scientific and religious views. Share your opinions here too. […]

Are Heart Palpitations Dangerous? A Doctor Explains

Are heart palpitations dangerous? A doctor explains what happens when your heart seems to skip a beat. […]

Why Does My Nose Run When I Have a Cold?

A family doctor explains why your nose runs when you have a cold. [Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] […]