Chronic Conditions

PUMPING IRONY: The Cholesterol Conundrum

Despite obsessing for nearly a half century over the role of lipoproteins in heart disease, researchers seem to be more…

4 years ago

How Statins Hamper Exercise

As many as one in five people taking the heart medication experience pain and fatigue, which makes working out more…

4 years ago

Why Do Thyroid Disorders Affect Women More Often Than Men?

Here’s what to know about thyroid dysfunction — and how to get tested.

4 years ago

Autism: Why It’s Not Simply a Brain-Based Disorder

A new report describes autism as a “whole body” condition, suggesting there are a variety of avenues for symptom relief.…

4 years ago

Are You Overmedicated?: An Interview With Andrew Weil, MD

Integrative-medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, talks to us about his new book, Mind Over Meds, and why Americans are taking…

4 years ago

Night Owls Are From Mars

A study finds a gene for being a late sleeper. 

4 years ago

Richest Americans Live Up to 15 Years Longer Than the Poorest

The health–wealth gap continues to divide us, a new mega-study finds.

4 years ago

4 Reasons to Hop on a Bicycle

Bikes mean big business — and huge health benefits — according to a first-of-its-kind study.

4 years ago

How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

Here are five expert tips to help you calibrate your vitamin D intake.

4 years ago

The High Price of Pain Relief

New study links ibuprofen and other NSAIDs with a greater risk of heart attacks.

4 years ago

Turning Back the Clock

In her compelling new book, Younger, functional-medicine doc Sara Gottfried, MD, outlines a seven-week program to reverse aging.

4 years ago

Beyond Cholesterol: 8 Tests That Measure Your Cardiovascular-Disease Risk

Functional-medicine doctors are using new metrics to measure heart health and disease risk.

4 years ago

Acupuncture May Reduce Migraines

A new JAMA Internal Medicine study finds that treatment with acupuncture may reduce the frequency of these debilitating headaches.

4 years ago

Is Genetic Testing Right for You?

Thinking about having your genome mapped? Consider these six issues first.

4 years ago

It Could Be Mold

Learn if mold is messing with your body — and how you can clear up the trouble.

5 years ago

Tick Smarts

Protect yourself this tick season (April through October) with these tips.

5 years ago

The Gift of Life: Barbara Gibson’s Success Story

How a mom with debilitating knee pain found the strength to heal — thanks to her daughter’s generosity.

6 years ago

Lyme Disease in the Limelight

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are taking a closer look at Lyme disease.

6 years ago

Users of Proton Pump Inhibitors More Likely to Suffer Heart Attacks

A new study finds a greater risk of heart attacks in patients using the gastrointestinal drugs.

6 years ago