Work-appropriate exercises at your desk

We all sit at our desks for hours at a time, and Stephanie Dreyer Grier, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, at the Heart and Vascular Wellness Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., demonstrates several exercises to work a good stretch into your day.

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Glucosamine and chondroitin and their effect on joint pain

There are dozens and dozens of different brands of glucosamine and chondroitin products — but do these treatments really help joint pain? Larry Santora, M.D., explains why, how and if these heavily hyped supplements work.

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Exploring the facts about testosterone replacement therapies

With so many “low-T” advertisements in the media, it’s hard to tell the difference between sound advice and hype for testosterone replacement therapies. Bruce Hoyle, M.D., is a hormone replacement specialist, and he explains how each type of treatment works — including injections, creams and gels — and whether or not they are safe to use.

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Greek or regular? Which yogurt is best for you?

Greek yogurt has taken over supermarket grocery shelves, and consumers like it. Host Dr. Larry Santora explores whether or not Greek or regular yogurt is your best choice.

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Symptoms and treatments

Painful, swollen joints are the crippling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologist Joe Lee, M.D., explains how newer treatments can help patients with this disease.

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Smile! The latest – and less painful – advancements in cosmetic dentistry

A lot of us would like to improve our crooked, yellowed teeth, but there’s a difference between giant, white piano teeth and a natural-looking smile. Baher Fahmy, DDS, a general and cosmetic dentist at Tustin Dental Care in Tustin, Calif., demonstrates the latest in veneers and dentures.

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Saunas: Good or bad for your heart?

Is sitting in the heat and steam within a sauna good or bad for your heart? Do saunas help you lose weight? Larry Santora, M.D., answers these questions and explores the health benefits of relaxing in a sauna.

 

 

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Blame it on your ancestors: Primal instincts influence your behavior

 

We all do things we know aren’t good for us. Terry Burnham, Ph.D., a Chapman University economics professor at Chapman University and author of “Mean Genes,” explains how our ancestral primal instincts influence our modern-day diet and health habits. 

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Versatile vinegar as a treatment for cough and scrapes

Vinegar in all its various flavors — apple cider, wine, rice, malt and more — is a tasty ingredient to cook with, but it also has several medical uses, including cough relief, topical treatment for insect bites and, perhaps, as an aid for weight loss. Larry Santora, M.D., reviews the healthy properties of the many types of vinegar already in your kitchen cupboard. (Video footage courtesy Super King Markets.)

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Hypothermia can be a good thing for heart attack patients

It may come as a surprise that hypothermia can actually be a life-saving treatment. In fact, a new body-cooling procedure can potentially help cardiac arrest patients return to a normal life. Shahid Hayat, M.D., demonstrates the hypothermia process.

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