Editorial: February 2012

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The FDA has just updated its warnings on cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. These include Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release), Crestor (rosuvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Lipitor (atorvastatin), Livalo (pitavastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin), as well as the combination products Advicor... (Read More)
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Tinnitus is an invisible disorder. Others cannot see or hear the buzzing, chirping, hissing or ringing sounds that affect tens of millions of Americans. That is why it is so hard for people with tinnitus to explain the dreadful toll... (Read More)

Secrets for Stronger Nails

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If you were rating health problems on a scale of 1 to 10, fingernail problems would rank down near the very bottom. Compared to cancer or Alzheimer's disease, brittle nails are a trivial complaint. But if you ask people about... (Read More)
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There are few relationships with a greater power differential than doctor and patient. Traditionally, the doctor is perceived as having all the knowledge as well as the power of life and death. There is also a tremendous amount of vulnerability... (Read More)
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Many people like to wear black because they believe, rightly or wrongly, that dark clothing makes them look thinner and more elegant. Millions spoil the stylish image they seek, though, when white flakes of dandruff show up on their shoulders.... (Read More)
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Congratulations to new newsletter subscribers Susan F of Boardman, OH, Jennifer L of Blacksburg, VA, Pat D of Duncanville, TX, Mary Ann L of Toronto, ON, Canada, Mary C of Dallas, TX, Joanne R of Cheektowaga, NY And rick M... (Read More)
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The Food and Drug Administration routinely approves medications that are barely effective. That's because a drug company only has to prove its product is better than an inactive placebo. Some medicines approved by the FDA can cause serious side effects,... (Read More)
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Women rely on their birth control pills to prevent pregnancy, and for the most part that confidence is well placed. But a manufacturing error by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer could lead, experts surmise, to unintended conceptions. The birth control pill Lo/Ovral-28... (Read More)
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This website has become a community where people share their favorite home remedies and natural food therapies. If you would like to keep up with the unusual remedies that other people have found helpful, you might consider subscribing to our... (Read More)