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Tim Gower

Health Writer

Timothy Gower is an award-winning journalist who writes about health and medicine. His work has appeared in more than two dozen major magazines and newspapers, including Prevention, Reader’s Digest, and the Los Angeles Times.

Latest by Tim Gower

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Risk Factors

Understanding Risks of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Learn more about the risks benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and how you can help prevent it.

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Symptoms

What Causes Gastritis? How to Protect Your Gut

If you have persistent stomach distress, don’t take it lightly: It could be gastritis. Here’s how it’s caused and how to find relief.

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Risk Factors

8 Myths About Hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus can cause serious liver damage if it’s not treated early. Following are eight myths about the disease.

Best Exercises for Painful Hands
Symptoms

Best Exercises for Arthritis Hand Pain

If you have arthritis that affects your hands, everyday tasks can be painful. Here's how hand exercises may help.

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?
Risk Factors

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?

How do you know if changes in your loved one’s memory are serious and warrant an evaluation by a health professional—and how do you get him or her to go?

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Complications

The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

If you have diabetes, you have double the risk of getting a serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Here’s what you should know.

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Lifestyle

How Exercise Helps Control Diabetes

If you have diabetes, exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. Learn about these new exercise guidelines from the ADA.

Joint Pain at Night: What You Need to Know
Symptoms

Joint Pain at Night: What You Need to Know

Joint pain at night and other symptoms of osteoarthritis can disrupt sleep, but simple measures can help you drift off faster and stay asleep longer.

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Treatment

The Truth About TENS Devices for Joint Pain

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices promise relief from joint pain. Here’s what to know before you buy.

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Treatment

HIFU Not a Magic Cure for Prostate Cancer

If you have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, here’s why you should think twice before considering high intensity focused ultrasound.