Medicine Documents

  • Organic Foods: Top Picks

    1) To Buy or Not to Buy Organic
    Is organic food worth the extra cost? Some items might be a higher priority than others. Experts recommend spending most of your organic food dollars on produce and the foods you eat most often.

  • 5 Common Symptoms of a Yeast Infection

    Anyone who's had a yeast infection knows the unbearable vaginal itching it can bring -- an excruciating, almost painful, nearly constant sensation -- until you treat it. Other vaginal infections share some of the same symptoms, so only your doctor can make a diagnosis by running a lab test on sample fluid and cells from the vagina.

  • Vaccines for Adults: What You Should Know

    1) Get a Flu Shot While You Shop
    The CDC and flu experts recommend that just about everyone get a flu vaccination every year. Why? Each year's vaccine is based on the three or four strains of influenza virus that are expected to be widespread that season. Short on time? No problem. Flu shots are available at supermarkets, pharmacies, schools, and churches, as well as doctors' offices. And you can get one anytime during flu season. How easy is that?

  • Give Yourself a Break Today

    If you could re-energize, ease stress, and boost your willpower in just 10 minutes, would you do it? Who wouldn’t? By simply taking a break, you can reap all those benefits and more. For instance, did you know a rested mind is more likely to stick with healthy habits?

  • Fat-Fighting Foods

    1) Greek Yogurt
    Greek yogurt has twice as much protein as other yogurts. It takes longer to leave your stomach, keeping you satisfied longer. Plus, you burn= more calories digesting protein than carbs. Choose nonfat, low-fat, and low-sugar types.

  • Healing your back

    There are many options to help you relieve back pain and keep it from recurring. The right treatment for you depends on many factors — the cause of your pain, your goals for treatment, your lifestyle, and your personal preferences.

  • Flavor-Boosting Ingredient Carries Risks for Some

    Lisa Baxter carefully reads food ingredient labels when she buys groceries. She carries around a list of things she can and can’t eat, and she has to be extra cautious of food ingredients using the word “phosphate.”

  • How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat

    Intense stress, like severe burns, triggered the switch, but drugs might be able to mimic the effect.

  • 9 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

    Delicious foods that help you diet? It sounds too good to be true.

    No doubt: Weight loss comes down to simple math. You have to eat fewer calories than you burn.
    "Certain foods can help you shed body weight," says Heather Mangieri, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "because they help you feel full longer and help curb cravings."

  • Flu Shot: The Vaccine and Its Side Effects

    The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the influenza virus. You should get one every year, unless you have a medical reason not to.
    Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May. It’s best to get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available each fall.  But you can still get vaccinated in January or later. The flu shot becomes effective about 2 weeks after you get it.