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Answered: Top Q's on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

So many terms are used to describe non-traditional medicine, but what do they all mean? There is scientific evidence to support traditional “Western” therapies, but what about the so-called “alternative” medicines? Nearly 40 percent of adults report ...

By Amanda Page
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Simple Home Remedies to Soothe HS

While you're waiting for your prescription meds to kick in, these strategies may help ease the pain and discomfort that comes with hidradenitis suppurativa.

By Benedict Cosgrove
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Headache? Marijuana May Cut Your Pain by 50%

For the first time, researchers found that puffing on a little cannabis for migraines helps reduce the pain—by a lot.

By Lara DeSanto
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Should You Take Brand Name or Generic Thyroid Drugs?

Are generic drugs safe and effective for your thyroid condition, or should you choose a brand name?

By Mary Shomon
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Can You Treat Hypothyroidism Without Drugs?

Can you treat hypothyroidism without prescription drugs? Gluten-free may be the answer.

By Mary Shomon
Snoring is a serious problem

Can Nasal Strips Stop Snoring?

Nasal strips are simple to use and inexpensive. But they’re not a permanent fix for some types of snoring. Here’s what you should know.

By Berkeley Wellness
Vitamin D May Cut Asthma Attacks

Vitamin D May Cut Asthma Attacks

High-quality evidence suggests that taking vitamin D along with standard asthma medication can reduce the number of severe asthma exacerbations.

By Deborah Kaplan
Meditation Plus Exercise May Relieve Depression

Meditation Plus Exercise May Relieve Depression

Combining meditation and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, research shows.

By Jeff Bauer
The Safe Way to Use a Neti Pot

The Safe Way to Use a Neti Pot

A neti pot can provide relief from nasal congestion by clearing out clogged sinuses. Here’s how to use one safely.

By Deborah Kaplan
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How to Pay for Alternative Medicine Treatments

Medicare and some private health insurers may offer partial coverage for certain alternative and complementary treatments. Here’s what you need to know.

By HealthAfter50