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Dermatologists’ Top Choices for Your Skin: The Products They Recommend

Dermatologists reveal their choices for the best products for your skin, with recommendations for all budgets, from drugstore to prescription. [Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] […]

Medical Reasons for Unexplained Weight Gain: 8 Causes

There are medical causes for seemingly unexplained weight gain. Here, we describe eight reasons, along with some typical symptoms and treatments. [Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] […]

What Is Molluscum Contagiosum? Description and Treatment

[Editor's note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It's now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] by Francesca J. Fusco, M.D. Q. What is molluscum, and how do [...]

What to Look For: School Violence Warning Signs

[Editor's note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It's now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] by Richard Shadick, Ph.D. Q. How do you know when a troubled [...]

By | December 18th, 2012|General Health, General Health Articles|Comments Off on What to Look For: School Violence Warning Signs

Causes of Night Fever: Why It’s Higher Later

[Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] by Emmanuel Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H. Q. Why does a fever sometimes get higher at night? A. The answer to that is pretty simple: Body temperature, whether you’re sick or well, just gets higher later in the day. But the explanation behind that answer has to do with all sorts of things. […]

Does Melatonin Work for Insomnia? A Doctor Answers

[Editor's note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It's now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] by Edward R. Rosick, D.O., M.P.H.   Did you get a good [...]

Severe Constipation and a Slow-Transit Colon: In Plain English

[Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] by Patricia Raymond, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G. Q. Do you have a solution for a slow, lazy colon? Can your colon actually quit? A doctor told me it could and they would take it out and replace it with a bag! How scary. I’d never heard that and wondered if it is true. — Sharon, Missouri […]

Obama’s Health-Care Plan: Pros and Cons Debate

[Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] Pros and Cons of Obamacare by Leigh Ann Otte In 2009, we asked two doctors to debate the pros and cons of President Barack Obama’s health-care plan. Back then, the plan was an idea. Now, it’s a law, the Affordable Care Act. (Opponents derisively call it Obamacare.) Some of the details of Obama’s health-care plan have changed since 2009, but the overall goals remain similar. For example, as planned back then, insurance companies will soon not be allowed to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. And small businesses now get a tax credit to help them provide health insurance. You can see more highlights of the current Affordable Care Act at Obama’s website. (Of course, given the source, they’re highlighted with a positive spin.) Rules of Engagement We invited each participant to write an argument, then read the opponent’s argument and write a rebuttal. Neither was allowed to read the other’s initial argument before writing his own, and neither could read the other’s response before rebutting. We asked our debators, if the United States does adopt a universal health-care plan, is Obama’s headed in the right direction? Here’s their take. You can share your opinion in the comments section below the debate. Home remedies + science = do-it-yourself survival medicine! Get prepared for disasters with TheSurvivalDoctor’s e-books. […]

Contact Lens Safety: How Wearing Contacts Too Long Can Cause Invisible Damage

[Editor's note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It's now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] by Louise A. Sclafani, O.D., F.A.A.O. Q. My ophthalmologist said I could [...]

Do Flowers Cause Allergies? 4 Tips and Surprises

[Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on MyFamilyDoctorMag.com, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] Sneezing by Kathleen A. Sheerin, M.D. The joys of spring! Warm days, mittenless walks in the park, budding flowers, gentle breezes filled with pollen … a sneezy, itchy, wheezy existence that can last from the first bud on the maple trees until the heat of summer strikes in June. Crazy spring. Here are a few things you may not know about spring allergies—along with tips to deal with them. […]

By | August 3rd, 2012|General Health, General Health Articles|Comments Off on Do Flowers Cause Allergies? 4 Tips and Surprises