A New Tool that Needs New Methods: On Black Gay Men and PrEP

PrEP may be the most promising HIV prevention method since the early adaptation of condoms and safer sex by gay men.

ASK THE DOC…I was referred to a really good physician but he doesn’t take my insurance. What are your thoughts?

The number one question any physician’s office hears today is, “do you accept my insurance?” I have been in medicine nearly fifty years and can remember when physicians used to be interviewed by patients as to what their credentials were ...

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I just had a knee replacement due to osteoarthritis and I don’t want to ever go through that again. With all the advances in technology, why do these new joints wear out and have to be replaced again?

New Study Reveals Effective Treatment Program for Breast Cancer Survivors

In a new study that could help improve the day-to-day quality-of-life for women with breast cancer, UCLA researchers have developed a cognitive rehabilitation program to address post-cancer treatment cognitive changes, sometimes known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to ...

I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it?

Where Diet and Nutrition Intersect

I get lots of questions about what, when, and how much food to eat in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Black Women Endure Menopause Longest

Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour. She even wakes up in the night with so much perspiration that she looks like she just left working out at a gym, she ...

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Strengthening your core muscles (including the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and low back) is very important. Generally, athletes with greater core strength perform better in all sports.

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In 2012, at the Aviva UK Olympic Trials and Championship at Alexander Stadium, 50-year-old Roald Bradstock, wearing the special performance foot orthotics I designed for him, won the silver medal in the javelin throw. He was only beaten by a ...

Medicare Open Enrollment

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and ...

Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

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Just like looking at the tires on your car, your shoes reveal a lot about the ride you’re getting, i.e. how you function, and how long your shoes, but more importantly, you joints, will last.

Two American Aid Workers Released From Atlanta Hospital

The prayers of the families and friends of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were answered today (Thursday) when they were released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a ``painful, dreadful, merciless virus.’’ The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading.

Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO (AP) - Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.