Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

Good to Know is a new feature that allows members of the community to answer questions from WebMD experts, doctors, staff, and other community members. We’re testing this new feature and we’d like your feedback. From: http://www.webmd.com/diet/stress-weight-gain?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Measles Outbreak Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines?

Measles Outbreak Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The measles outbreak that first began in California’s Disneyland last year may have changed some parents’ minds about childhood vaccinations, a new study suggests. Researchers found that parents with “high awareness” of the outbreak were more […]

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Choose the Best Tooth Whitener

Choose the Best Teeth Whitener Are your pearly whites not quite as white as you’d like? There’s a lot you can do to turn your stained or yellowish choppers into brighter, dazzling ones. “You can see why whitening is so popular. It works for most people,” says Edmond R. Hewlett, DDS, an associate dean at […]

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Vacation Weight Gain Can Mean ‘Creeping Obesity’

SUNDAY, Feb. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Along with souvenirs, there’s a good chance you’ll return from your vacation with some extra weight, new research suggests. The study looked at 122 American adults, aged 18 to 65, who went on vacations ranging from one to three weeks between March and August. Sixty-one percent gained weight […]

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Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study

Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who survive either breast or thyroid cancer may be at increased risk for the other tumor type, according to a new analysis. University of Chicago researchers who reviewed 37 published studies […]

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How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery

You can make your recovery at home go a lot smoother if you take a little time to plan ahead. Ask your doctor what you won’t be able to do at first while you’re healing up, and get help from friends and family to prepare your living space. Do I need to make changes to […]

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What to Expect When You’re Sent Home After Surgery

Your doctor tells you it’s time to say goodbye to the hospital and head back home. You’re excited, of course, but also maybe a little worried about the road ahead. You can ease your fears if you take a moment to learn what will happen on the day you get sprung. How will my doctor […]

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7 Tips to Help Decide if Surgery Is Right for You

Clean your wound at least 2x a day Treat your wound to prevent infections Protect your wound and keep it dry in the shower Prepare for Successful Healing From: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/all-about-surgery-15/consider-surgery?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

Getting nervous as the big day approaches? You’ll feel more relaxed if you meet with your surgeon beforehand to get your questions answered. He can tell you what to expect and explain how to prepare.   Where will the operation take place? Most surgeries used to happen at hospitals, says Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS, […]

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How to Take Care of Your Joints

Just as the tread on your tires wears away over time, the cartilage that cushions your joints can break down, too. It’s a condition called osteoarthritis. And without enough padding, your bones will hurt when they rub against each other. Frayed cartilage can’t heal or grow back. “There’s no way to reverse the arthritis once […]

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