Ask the Doctors

When it comes to how skin ages, genetics plays a big role. Environmental and lifestyle factors are also important.
Anyone who wants to try a cold-water therapy should ease into it, and persons with heart conditions, poor circulation and certain other health issues should avoid it.
The rigors of grieving can give way to depression, lead to health problems and even cause changes to cognition.
It measures the power generated by the muscles of the hand and the forearm. And that’s something you can improve.
Sleep inertia can impair thinking and decision-making, adversely affect learning and short-term memory and lead to slower reaction time. But certain strategies can help.
A decline in the sense of smell has been found to be an early symptom of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
It can occur when the protective barriers around your fingernails or toenails are breached due to an injury, an ingrown toenail, even from biting your nails or cuticles.
A thunderclap headache can be a warning sign of a life-threatening condition including severely high blood pressure, bleeding in the brain or bacterial meningitis.
Anyone using a sleep medication should time the dose to have a few waking hours at the end of the flight to recover from any grogginess or other possible aftereffects.
Health data show these types of screenings can save and extend lives. But the guidelines for these tests are not hard and fast rules but recommendations.
They’re typically harmless, though a doctor or dermatologist can safely and easily remove skin tags with minimal pain and scarring.
How far blood pressure can drop before someone begins to feel the effects varies.
In addition to being the body’s preferred source of energy, carbohydrates are a primary source of micronutrients.
Problems with posture and alignment and deficits in structural support often play a role in the development of bone spurs in the neck.
With some people, the inflammation that accompanies a cold or flu persists after the viral infection has ended. This can lead to a cough lasting several weeks more, or longer.
A number of diseases and conditions can lead to someone developing peripheral neuropathy. It also can be a side effect of some medical treatments.
Anxiety is a condition estimated to affect close to one-fifth of us, making it the most common mental health issue in the United States.
The annual physical can provide an overall assessment of health and a chance for doctor and patient to reconnect, take stock, assess changes and set new goals.
Fire ant bites can be terribly painful. You could be at risk if you travel to areas this summer where they’re common. Here are some things you can do if bitten.