"We believe that everyone, everywhere, has the right to a healthy life"

John Edward Swartzberg, M.D., F.A.C.P CHAIR OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD, UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

High Protein Intake May Slow Bone Loss

Research suggests that a high protein intake may not be bad for your bones, after all.

Forget About the Promises of Alzheimer’s Supplements

No treatment has been shown to stop or reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, an abundance of alternative therapies for Alzheimer’s disease are available over the counter (OTC) with no reputable scientific research to support them. Don’t be swayed by the promises. Here are the red flags to look for.

Why People Ignore Heart Attack Symptoms—and Why You Never Should

For a variety of reasons, many people report an inability to act on or identify heart attack symptoms as they’re experiencing them. But getting treatment as soon as possible can help prevent the most severe damage to the heart muscle after a heart attack.

The Flu Vaccine: Your Best Protection Against the Flu

The flu vaccine doesn’t guarantee that you won’t get sick from the flu. Nevertheless, it reduces the chance of getting infected and, if you do get sick, the severity of the illness. Moreover, it reduces your risk of being hospitalized for the flu and of developing pneumonia, a life-threatening complication. Here’s what else you should know.

Styes and Chalazia: How to Recognize and Treat Two Common Eyelid Disorders

Like many other parts of the body, eyelids can become irritated or infected. Here’s how to recognize two common eyelid disorders—styes and chalazia—and what to do if you develop one (or both) of them.

Certain Drugs for an Enlarged Prostate May Delay Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

A prostate cancer diagnosis may be delayed in men who use certain drugs for an enlarged prostate, according to a 2019 study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Here’s how your doctor can reduce that risk.

The Whole Truth About White Whole-Wheat Bread

Is white whole-wheat bread as healthy as regular whole-wheat bread? Here’s what you need to know before you buy.

Beware of Stem-Cell Therapy for Lung Disorders

Ads that tout stem-cell therapy for COPD or other lung disorders are full of false promises. Beware: These unproven treatments can be ineffective or worse, dangerous.

Can You Choose Active Surveillance? Tests to Help You Decide

New molecular tests can offer much-needed information for some men trying to decide whether to forgo immediate treatment and choose active surveillance instead.

Rheumatology Group Backs Biosimilars

Biosimilars are a safe, effective, and affordable alternative to biologic drugs, according to a report from the American College of Rheumatology.

Overcoming Age-Related Hurdles to Effective Diabetes Control

Age-related problems, such as impaired vision, shaky hands, or memory loss, can get in the way of managing diabetes effectively. A few simple strategies can help older individuals with diabetes overcome many of these challenges.

Watch Out for A-fib

Atrial fibrillation is a risk factor for stroke. Can you rely on the Apple Watch to detect it?

Are Hemorrhoids Causing Your Rectal Bleeding? See the Doctor to Be Sure

Even if you think it’s “just” hemorrhoids, mild rectal bleeding should never be ignored. Here’s why.

Multinutrient Supplements for Major Depressive Disorder: Two Thumbs Down

Disappointing results from two studies that tested combinations of ingredients with purported antidepressive effects.