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Acupuncture for Veterans: Treatment Increasingly Common at VA Facilities

Veterans in need of relief for chronic pain increasingly are finding acupuncture available as a treatment option throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

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

Can You Treat Hypothyroidism Without Drugs?

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

By Mary Shomon

Can Magnesium Ease Nighttime Leg Cramps?

If leg cramps are keeping you up at night, you might consider magnesium to help you rest easier. Find out if it actually works.

By Pete Kelly

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

Can Acupuncture Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

Acupuncture treatments may decrease the intensity of pain brought on by fibromyalgia.

By Jane Langille

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

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

By Jeff Bauer

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

You may be risking your health if you take red yeast rice supplements to lower your cholesterol. Here’s why.

By Laurie Saloman, M.S.

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