The role of our minds in the avoidance…

A few years ago, my grandmother suffered a fall and broke her hip. She has never fully recovered and is now constantly fearful of falling, and has significantly limited her activities to prevent a fall…

Cutting down on alcohol helps if you have…

In medical school, there are lots of cutesy names that help us learn and remember things. “Holiday heart” is one of these — it reminds doctors-in-training that binge drinking alcohol can lead to an episode…

Heart Attack or Panic Attack? How to Tell…

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 nearly 805,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 605,000 are first heart attacks. Knowing the risk factors, symptoms and how to take early…

All Wrong About Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease, a condition characterized by an accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, affects an estimated 5 million Americans; this number is expected to reach 14 million by 2060.1 With no…

Its Leap Year: Did You Know This About…

Do you feel like doing something out of the ordinary today? It might be because on Leap Day interesting things have happened throughout history. Everyone knows you have 365 days on the calendar, but nearly…

The Importance of Vitamin D and B5 for…

Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here. In this…