When does drinking become a problem?

By: Marcelo Campos, M.D.
Posted on: November 18, 2019

The rise of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has rightly caught our attention, but overshadowed a much more common problem: alcohol. Stories about underage drinking, blacking out and harmful behavior associated with alcohol use are common. In the U.S. from 2006 to 2010, 88,000 deaths annually, or almost 10% of all deaths, were associated with alcohol. While many people are becoming... READ MORE

3 delicious chicken rubs and marinades

By: EatingWell.com
Posted on: November 15, 2019

If you have soy sauce, garlic powder, paprika, balsamic vinegar and garlic in your pantry you can throw together a flavorful rub or marinade in minutes. That’s all you need to take chicken breast from flat to bodacious, upping its juiciness without sacrificing its lean profile. Even better, when you opt for a homemade marinade over store-bought, you can skip the preservatives,... READ MORE

How to learn about health studies for you

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: November 15, 2019

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or another disease, medical researchers need you. Patients can choose to add their name and medical information to a “disease registry,” a secure database of people who suffer from a particular disease. Together, they form a cohort or group that researchers can learn from over time in the hopes of finding cures. It’s also useful for... READ MORE

Leaky gut could be causing your problems

By: Matthew Solan
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Leaky gut gets blamed for everything from everyday stomach issues to pain to anxiety, yet it is one of the most mysterious ailments to diagnose and treat. Part of the reason for this medical mystery is because the digestive system is vast and complex. “Science continues to find new ways that the gut can influence everything from heart health to keeping our brains young,” said Alessio ... READ MORE

CoQ10, St. John’s Wort and Vitamin E

By: Bridget Cassady
Posted on: November 14, 2019

I. Coenzyme Q10 You’ve undoubtedly heard about Coenzyme Q10 or saw a bottle in the supplement aisle at your local pharmacy. But what is it and what does it do? Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone or CoQ10, is a compound that has a critical role in energy production within the cells of the body. It is synthesized in most tissues in humans, with high concentrations in the... READ MORE

Five things to do before cancer treatment

By: Cleveland Clinic
Posted on: November 13, 2019

If you just found out you need cancer treatment, there are ways to prepare yourself. Being ready will help you overcome the uncertainty and anxiety that so often goes along with starting treatment. No matter what, remember who’s in charge: you! Too many people don’t realize that they — not their doctors — are in charge of their own health. Here are five things you should do to ... READ MORE