Improved techniques in treating lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most lethal form of cancer in the United States. Lung specialst Raymond Casciari, M.D., describes greatly improved techniques in detecting and treating lung cancer.

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Mixing grapefruit and your meds

The label on your prescription’s bottle says to avoid eating grapefruit products. Why? Larry Santora, M.D., and Heidi Cortese explain why grapefruits and grapefruit juice may affect the performance of certain medications.

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Augmenting treatment with vitamins and herbal supplements

Jolanta Lukawski, M.D., explains how integrative medicine — including herbal remedies and vitamin supplements — can work hand in hand with conventional therapies.

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Steps to take when suffering symptoms of stroke

Howard Dorne, M.D., an interventional radiologist, reviews the symptoms of stroke that should alert a patient to get to the hospital and demonstrates cutting-edge treatments available to stroke patients with a visit to his operating room.

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Less-invasive back surgery

Surgeon Jack Chen, M.D., of the Orthopedic Specialty Institute of Orange, Calif., discusses new techniques in less-invasive back surgery.

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A vaccine may help you avoid getting shingles

There’s a new vaccine for shingles, and Larry Santora, M.D., and Heidi Cortese explore the answers to these questions: What is shingles? Who gets it? Why do they get it? How is it treated?

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A family’s celebration of Down syndrome

Retired professional baseball player and sports broadcaster Rex Hudler shares his family’s journey with Down syndrome. Hudler and his wife, Jennifer, are founders of Team Up for Down Syndrome.

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Breast exam: Test and results in the same appointment

John West, M.D., co-founder of the Breast Care & Imaging Center of Orange County in California,  describes his one-appointment breast exam and results program and demonstrates improved digital breast exam technology.

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Add olive oil to your dinner tonight

Pure, virgin or extra virgin — these labels do make a difference when you choose olive oil. Larry Santora, M.D., and Heidi Cortese explain why olive oil is a healthy alternative to butter and other oils.

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Treating Alzheimer’s disease

Carl Cotman, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading authorities on Alzheimer’s disease, explains the signs of the disease’s onset and the latest treatments.

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