Treatments and Techniques

A Prescription for Better Health: Exercise After Prostate Cancer


Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in Australia, with around 20,000 cases detected each year. Depending on the type of treatment, many...

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    Evaluate Before You Exfoliate

    Information provided by board-certified dermatologist Mary P. Lupo, MD, FAAD, clinical professor of dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.  Exfoliation is the process... Read more

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    3-D Print Technology Provides ‘Robohand’ to 7-Year-Old Girl

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif.—Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little... Read more

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    From Skeptical M.D. to Integrative Medicine Doctor

    NEW YORK—Early in his career, Dr. Alexander Kulick was very skeptical of alternative medicine. In the late ’90s, as the director of operations of the... Read more

  • 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 Eye Laser Makes Surgery More Accurate

    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... Read more

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    Study Calls Heart Imaging Into Question for Mild Chest Pain

    SAN DIEGO—People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being... Read more

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    Why Plastic Surgeons Are the Only Doctors Who Can Cure Some Migraines

    NEW YORK—We still don’t know what fundamentally causes migraines, and most are considered incurable. But for a small number of sufferers, surgery can make severe,... Read more

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    Why People Stutter and How to Treat It

    About 1 percent of the world’s population stutters. It is a speech disorder that affects four times as many men as women. Researchers at the... Read more

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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