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For the roughly one-third of Americans who suffer from chronic obesity, following through on well-intentioned plans to eat better and lose weight can be a lonely, uphill battle. They find themselves … more
Q: My family has a history of diabetes, and although I'm currently healthy (I exercise regularly and am careful about what I eat), I'm still curious about my blood sugar. Do you think it could be … more
Once, turning 65 typically meant retirement, Medicare and the inevitable onset of physical decline. It also often signaled the need to search for a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in caring … more
If you're feeling short-changed because the sun now sets at about 4:30 p.m., consider this: The sun set for the last time this year on people in Barrow, Alaska, the nation's northernmost city, on … more
Hello, dear readers! Once again, you've filled our overflowing mailbox with questions, concerns and some kind words (thank you, as always, for those), so let's get right to business: Q: I'm in my … more
Nancy Baum Lipsitz remembers the night the pain began. She'd had a glass of white wine with a friend and went to bed with a terrible headache. The next day, she still felt horrible, the beginning of … more
Q: Can white button mushrooms help control my blood glucose? I saw some headlines about this a while back, but it sounds like a correlation to me — not a clear cause and effect. Maybe it's just … more
For many of us, especially those without family nearby, spending time with friends can be a meaningful way to celebrate the holidays. As fewer people opt for marriage, friendships have become more … more
Q: My daughter is 16 weeks pregnant with her second child. Her father and I can tell that she's really feeling down, even though she's been trying to hide it. I thought that women get the baby blues … more
The relationship between patients and their primary care doctors remains the core of excellent medical care in this country. There is no replacement for the personal, one-on-one connection a patient … more

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