I have mild pain in my knee every now and then. My doctor took an x-ray, which showed advanced  arthritis. She advised a knee replacement. Is this a good idea?


19/06/2012 - 11:14

In recent years, media outlets have spread the word about the health benefits of blueberries, with headline after headline trumpeting claims that eating blueberries can prevent chronic disease, reduce belly fat, prevent diabetes, improve vision, memory, and balance, and more. But are blueberries worth all the hype?  What’s the truth about blueberries and your health?

19/06/2012 - 11:14

Question: I was recently diagnosed with asthma, and my doctor prescribed Advair Diskus and Ventolin for when I feel short of breath. I really don't like taking medicines. Can I control my asthma with diet and nutritional supplements?

19/06/2012 - 11:15

Standing in front of the array of sunscreens at my local grocery store the other day, I scratched my head. What was the best sunscreen for me to buy? Was there a good reason to buy a kids’ sunscreen for my three-year old? Was SPF 15 enough? Should I pay twice as much for a sunscreen labeled SPF 70? What does SPF mean, anyway? Should it be labeled waterproof? Water-resistant? Fragrance free? Mineral-based? Sunblock? Was it safe to smear on with all those chemicals with unpronounceable names?

19/06/2012 - 11:16

About 80 percent of people who stop smoking gain weight after they quit the cigarette habit. In our weight-obsessed society, that simple and incontrovertible fact is enough to make many a smoker – and ex-smoker – light another cigarette. However, you can break out of the cycle of quitting smoking, gaining weight, and starting smoking again, if you know the facts about quitting smoking and weight gain.

19/06/2012 - 11:17

It’s hot. You’re exercising hard, you’re sweating hard, and you’re thirsty. Should you reach for a specially formulated sports drink – or plain water?

19/06/2012 - 11:20