Are there any healthy AND delicious cheeses?

We’re not talking about those no-fat cheese substitutes — we want to know which of the normal, delicious cheeses are best for a healthy diet. Larry Santora, M.D., breaks it down, block by block.

     Add Your Comment

Skin deep: Detecting and preventing skin cancer

What’s that strange spot on your skin? Maybe an iPhone app will help you figure it out. Dermatologist Matthew Goodman, M.D., demonstrates exactly what you should look for when it comes to skin cancer so that you can decide whether or not you need to get yourself to a dermatologist.

2    Add Your Comment

The pros and cons of cow-milk substitutes

Whether you’re lactose intolerant, or you simply prefer a plant-based product for your diet, there are a number of good alternatives to cow-milk, including soy, coconut, almond and rice milk. Larry Santora, M.D., explores the pros and cons of each.

1     Add Your Comment

How it works: Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery

Numbness and tingling in your hand? Hand surgeon Julio Taleisnik, M.D., of the Hand Care Center, demonstrates the surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome with his patient, Barbara Browning.

     Add Your Comment

You do not have to live with urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is both common among women and very embarassing, but it’s also fixable. Urogynecologist Andrew Cassidenti, M.D., explains the treatments — including same-day outpatient surgery — that alleviate this uncomfortable problem that often unnecessarily keeps women from leading active lives.

     Add Your Comment

Bread can be part of a healthy diet

If you read the package labels carefully, bread can be part of a healthy diet. Larry Santora, M.D., explains which breads are best — white, wheat, rye, whole grain, etc. — loaf by loaf.

     Add Your Comment

Acid reflux disease: Is it serious?

If you have acid reflux disease, sometimes a simple evening meal can be a real challenge. Acid reflux can often be be controlled with an over-the-counter product. But if it is serious, tools like the pill cam (a tiny camera that you swallow and takes pictures of your GI tract) may help diagnose the cause. Gastroenterologist Hardeep Singh, M.D., reviews causes, symptoms and treatments.

     Add Your Comment

Food irradiation: Is it safe?

Some of the food we eat — especially spices and imported produce — is irradiated for our safety. Food scientist Anuradha Prakash, Ph.D., professor and program director of the food science department at Chapman University, explains the process, effects and her research on food irradiation.

1     Add Your Comment

Should you be taking a calcium supplement?

Calcium is the most important mineral in our bodies. And most of us do not get enough. Larry Santora, M.D., explains how much you need — either through supplements or diet — and what some of the questions are surrounding calcium intake, including whether it affects your risk for heart attack.

     Add Your Comment

Good news: Renal denervation for treatment of high blood pressure

Cardiologist Mahmood Razavi, M.D., demonstrates the latest technique — renal denervation, or RND — in evaluating and treating high blood pressure.

2    Add Your Comment

Awards

Sponsors