Treatments and Techniques

New Eye Laser Makes Surgery More Accurate

Refractive surgery technician Igor Yadgarov demonstrates how a Nidek laser machine works at Diamond Vision in New York City, on Feb. 6, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Refractive surgery technician Igor Yadgarov demonstrates how a Nidek laser machine works at Diamond Vision in New York City, on Feb. 6, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Dr. Steven Stetson spoils his patients with technology. The former Air Force ophthalmologist is the medical director at Diamond Vision in Manhattan, which specializes...

  • Pain physician Dr. Tamer Elbaz explains the causes of and treatments for knee pain at his office on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Feb. 24, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chronic Knee Pain Relief For Months At a Time, No Drugs

    On the last day of Dr. Tamer Elbaz’s residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in 2011, he treated a 53-year-old woman for chronic knee pain. Though... Read more

  • To avoid unnecessary physical and emotional suffering, palliative-care and hospice patients should discuss their preferences for life-sustaining treatments with their caregivers and doctors. (cnrn/iStock/Thinkstock)

    In Palliative Care, These 10 Factors Matter Most

    Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses are less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets... Read more

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    Wintertime: Perfect Treatment Time for Varicose Veins

    When the warm weather arrives, and shorts and light shirts replace pants and heavy sweaters, varicose veins also get the light of day. If your... Read more

  • Although dental technology has advanced a great deal in the past two decades, the basics remain pretty much the same.  (Michael Pettigrew/iStock/Thinkstock)

    8 Common Dental Questions Nearly Everyone Asks

    Since I started practicing in 1998, the developments in dentistry have been remarkable. Advancing technology like digital x-rays, tooth-colored fillings, and dental implants give truly... Read more

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    The Sunny Spirit of Citrus Essential Oils

    Scratch the peel of an orange or lemon and sniff. That’s the scent of citrus essential oils. Citrus are brightly colored fruit that are grown... Read more

  • Passengers heading into downtown wait on an "L" platform for the train to arrive in below zero temperatures on January 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    How to Prevent Hypothermia and Frostbite

    In 1812, Napoleon attacked Russia with 450,000 men, but after he withdrew from Moscow, the harsh cold winter reduced his army to fewer than 10,000... Read more

  • Brushing and flossing after you get an implant will improve the chances that it will succeed. (Brushing and flossing after you get an implant will improve the chances that it will succeed. (Glayan/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Dental Implants: Tips for Success

    NEW YORK—The overall success rate for dental implants is solidly above 90 percent. However, some failures still occur for predictable and preventable reasons. Dr. Michael... Read more

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    How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food

    Hippocrates said circa 400BC that “food should be our medicine and medicine should be our food”. He would probably turn in his grave if he... Read more

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    How to Work out How Much Food You Should Eat

    Dietary guidelines broadly recommend a daily intake of 10,000 kilojoules (2,400 calories) for men and 8,000 kilojoules (1,900 calories) for women. But what do these... Read more

  • The field of chiropractic is focused on restoring health to the spine mainly through physical adjustments. (Oksana Kostyushko/iStock/Thinkstock)

    How to Keep a Healthy Spine

    Our brains communicate with our entire body via our spine, which is the major thoroughfare for the central nervous system. If the spine is misaligned,... Read more

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    Judgment Call: Understanding the Teenage Brain

    Kids do incomprehensible things: every parent knows this. Of course, that doesn’t mean our responses as parents are necessarily any more logical. Teens have a... Read more

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    12 Heart Healthy Tips

    With the arrival of American Heart Month now in February, it’s that time of the year to remind ourselves to take good care of our... Read more

  • Your resolutions will fail the moment they cease to be relevant to your daily life. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Busy Dads Stick to New Year’s Resolutions

    It’s Early February, which means dedication to New Year’s resolutions is being sorely tested. We often talk about these commitments as if they’re a lost... Read more

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    4 Steps to Accepting Change: Letting Your Health Dictate Your Diet

    Whether we are advised to remove foods due to a medical condition such as pre-diabetes or celiac disease, or we make a commitment to a... Read more

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    Before Media Hysteria Measles Was a Punch Line

    Before media hysteria became the norm, getting the measles was a punch line.  Instead of freaking out, a TV family portrayed what real-life families encountered... Read more

  • The heat of horseradish thins stagnant mucous, making it easier to clear.(Shutterstock/Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova)

    Horseradish: Nature’s Decongestant

    Chili pepper heat is mostly on the tongue. Horseradish goes right for the nose. A member of the Brassica family—along with broccoli, cabbage, and mustard—horseradish... Read more

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