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The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens
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Medical Crowdfunding for Unproven Treatments

More than 1,000 online crowdfunding campaigns raised almost $7 million for five unproven and potentially risky medical treatments, according a study in JAMA.

By Diane Domina
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Want to Feel a Lot Better? Try a Sauna

Want to cut your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia, etc., and boost your quality of life? Frequent saunas can do just that.

By Diane Domina
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9 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Affecting the Medical Field

Robotic science has always been a basis for Hollywood entertainment, Sci-Fi novels and childhood fantasies. Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept, and while the technology hasn’t advanced to Spielbergian expectations, AI is being used to transf...

By Amanda Page
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The Pilates Exercises That Improve Sleep

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, this stretching and strengthening workout can help you get the rest you need.

By Martin Reed
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7 Ways to Boost Your Vitamin D

New research shows that vitamin D—also called the sunshine vitamin—is responsible for a variety of health benefits including protection against diseases like cancer, Type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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Relax with Muscle Therapy

When people think about muscles, they think about strength. However, muscles have two jobs: to contract and to relax. Muscle contraction causes the muscle fibers to shorten in length, pulling the attached bones with it. This muscle action is the base...

By Christina Lasich, MD