Crack, snap and pop; are those familiar sounds that you hear when you bend your knee, turn your head or move your arm? Noisy joints can be very distressing, especially when you are uncertain about the cause or the prognosis for these sounds. Hopefully these answers to the frequently asked questions regarding noisy joints will set your mind at... Read more
Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read more
We have a tremendous obesity problem in our country today, with one in every three adults being either overweight or obese. It seems odd to me that no other generation in our lifetime faced this in such incredible numbers. There has to be something to this that has come about in recent decades. It makes me think that with the introduction of... Read more
A recent study suggests that siblings may have a greater impact on your weight than your parents. Previous studies suggest:
If mom is overweight during pregnancy, offspring may have a higher risk of developing obesity and other health issues.
If both parents are overweight or obese, then offspring have a higher risk of developing... Read more
Vitamin D is having a moment. Actually, it's been having a moment for quite a while now. As such, questions are emerging, as they tend to do with "medical miracle" darlings. One question I hear keeps coming up is about the appropriate dosing of vitamin D. Should everyone be taking it and, if so, at what dose?
There have been reams of... Read more