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Making Sense of the Different CBO Healthcare Plan Scores
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Republican plans to overhaul health insurance seem to change almost every day. So it's understandable if you feel confused about how it all might affect you. There is plenty of information. But i...
Make Right Now Your Best Age Ever!
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Psychologist Dr. Robi Ludwig joins The Doctors with tips to make your milestone birthdays amazing instead of miserable.
Are You Ready for End of Life Decisions?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
In spite of this, “60 percent end up dying in a hospital,” says ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. Filmmaker Dan Krauss and Palliative Care Specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter join The Doctors to discuss the film and the hard choices dying patients and their families face. “We are so uncomfortable talking about end-of-life care in this country,” Dr. Stork says.
Teen with Mysterious Pain Returns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Casey was suffering from “psychogenic pain.” Anxiety “flipped on” the pain signals in his brain. “My hopes are for Casey to be back in school and on the baseball team,” Alan told Casey and The Doctors. Alan visits a batting cage with Casey – an activity that once caused him severe pain.
Add Vinegar to Your Salad Dressing to Slim Down!
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Salad dressing makes it easier, and tastier, to eat your healthy greens. But it can also be loaded with calories. Use a simple hack to make your salads less fattening!
Kim Kardashian's Belly Button Makeover
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Reality and social media star Kim Kardashian has opened up about a recent cosmetic procedure – not to her face or her world-famous derriere, but her belly button! Kim explains to her social media followers that pregnancy left her bellybutton looking a little different and she wanted it restored to its former splendor, so she visited cosmetic surgeon Dr. Simon Ourian. “It’s actually called a belly-button lift,” he says.
Growing shortage of ob
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
There are about 20,000 ob-gyns in the U.S., but nearly half of U.S. counties lack an ob-gyns, according to the American College of Nurse- Midwives. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) projects the U.S. could face a shortage of up to 8,000 ob-gyns by 2020 and 22,000 by 2050.
GOP's Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Grow Uninsured by 32 Million, Says CBO
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
If the GOP passes legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act without approving a replacement—and that’s a big if—the plan would have greater negative consequences for consumers than any other ...
Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented with lifestyle changes such as controlling high blood pressure and getting more exercise, according to a major report published Thursday in ...
10 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Sex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Thanks to the raffinose and sulfate in cruciferous veggies, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli increase the need to pass gas and can leave you queasing in pain rather than pumped up to get freaky. “Humans don't possess the enzyme to break down raffinose, a complex sugar commonly found in cruciferous vegetables,” says clinical nutritionist Jennifer Cassetta, CN, MS.
Jessica Alba’s New Diet Gives You All
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
When Jessica Alba asked her nutritionist for a diet makeover, she got the hookup and we searched for the deets. Convinced that her lack of energy wasn’t due to inadequate sleep, The Honest Company founder and mom-of-two turned to nutritionist and author Kelly LeVeque, who shared the starlet’s revamped diet in a recent interview with Well+Good. With a few helpful tips and tricks, Jessica was able to adjust her eating habits to fuel her busy and lucrative lifestyle.
25 Doctor's Own Tips for Better Sleep
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Scientists have discovered a host of factors interfere with a good night’s sleep—caffeine, stress, age. Based on that, most people can function between 7-7 ½ hours of sleep regardless—some people may need a little more or can function on a little less,” says Alcibiades Rodriguez, MD, assistant professor of Neurology at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center. While it’s important to give yourself enough time at night to get the recommended quantity of sleep, it could be the quality of your sleep that’s leading you to still feel lethargic the next day.
Can Woman with No Birth Canal Become a Mother?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Devan tells ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork that the couple is exploring a combination of in-vitro fertilization and surrogacy. Dr. Stork asks Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Tina Koopersmith how good the couple’s chances of producing a child are. “There’s definite hope,” says Dr. Koopersmith.
Skyrocketing Rates of STDs in Seniors
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goat Milk Cleanse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop has suggested drinking goat’s milk to get rid of parasites – is this a good idea, or just Hollywood hype? "Gwyneth, we love you!” says Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon. “If we didn’t have you, we wouldn’t have anything to talk about at the end of our shows!” And what has The Doctors talking today is the “goat milk cleanse” – eight days consuming nothing but herbs and goat’s milk to get rid of the parasites that, an article claims, we all have.
The Dangers of Taking Your Pet’s Medication
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
We know it’s a bad idea to take medication prescribed for a friend of family member – but how about meds prescribed for Fido? Some drug-seeking addicts are doing just that. How dangerous is this practice?
Teen Assaulted on Social Media Returns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Jordan was attacked at random by a stranger, who posted footage of the attack to Snapchat. The teenager suffered severe injuries, including a skull fracture and brain trauma that prevented him from skateboarding, which he loves. He visited The Doctors after the attack – how is he doing now?
GOP's Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Grow Uninsured by 32 million, says CBO Score
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
If the GOP passes legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act without approving a replacement—and that’s a big if—the plan would have greater negative consequences for consumers than any other ...
Fruit With Huge Health Benefits
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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A Newborn Just Died of a Virus Caught By a Kiss—And Now Her Mother Is Warning Others
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
New parents, you need to read this.
The Best and Safest Ways to Ease Pain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Whether it’s a nagging backache or a pounding ­migraine, the search for relief can be frustrating. In a nationally representative Consumer Reports survey of 3,562 people with back pain, more than...
Secret Bulimic Returns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Michelle lost 175 pounds in just two years – but she was hiding the painful secret behind the success. When Michelle first appeared on The Doctors, she admitted to her family that she had been binging and purging. After her The Doctors appearance, Michelle spent 90 days as an in-patient at Remuda Ranch in Arizona.
Is Vaping Essential Oils Dangerous?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Many believe in the healing powers of essential oils to relieve stress or boost energy – but is it a good idea to inhale them into the lungs? “It looks like basically an e-cig,” ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork describes the essential-oil vaping device, “and a lot of people are doing this.” Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman notes that the vaping mixtures including “natural extracts” and glycerin – “And the glycerin concerns me,” she says. “I think that whenever we glorify anything that involves smoking and say it’s good for you,” Dr. Stork adds, “I think you run the risk … Even if there was some proof that these worked, (and I’m not saying there is!), I’m going to inhale this thing to make me happy.” He’s concerned that it’s a short step from there to smoking cigarettes.
Summer Foods to Beat High Blood Pressure
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Summer brings delicious seasonal treats, and it might bring better health too! See which hot-weather favorites might help control hypertension.
What to Do If You Feel Like Fainting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Over the years I’ve seen and evaluated many syncopal episodes, or fainting spells. In one, a 62-year-old college professor collapsed without warning while delivering a lecture. Several students r...
This One Trick Will Make Your Coffee Taste Better Instantly
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Chemists at the University of Bath collaborated with a British cafe to discover how the temperature of coffee beans affects flavor. “What you’re looking for is a grind that has the smallest difference between the smallest and largest particle,” said Christopher Hendon, a chemist who was involved in the study. Instead of storing your coffee in your cupboard, try sticking it in an airtight container and toss it in the freezer the night before you grind and brew.
Everything You Need to Know About the Chipotle Outbreak
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Is it safe to eat at Chipotle? Customers reported experiencing painful norovirus symptoms ranging from severe stomach discomfort, nausea, dizziness, and dehydration to vomiting and diarrhea—which even drove two victims to the hospital. "We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible," Jim Marsden, Chipotle's executive director of food safety, told Business Insider.
How the FDA Plans To Lower Your Drug Costs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The Food and Drug Administration hopes that streamlining the approval process for generic drugs will lower drug costs for millions of Americans. "The fact is that too many people can’t afford the...
Even Without Replace or Repeal, the Trump Administration Can Undermine the ACA
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Within just a few hours Tuesday, Senate plans first to replace—and then to simply repeal—the Affordable Care Act, quickly fell apart. Despite the failures, it's clear there's still a bull's-eye o...
07182017_ 7 Genius Gadgets That Help Prep Fruits and Veggies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Tired of wasting precious time slicing, dicing, and carving fruits and veggies every time you’re in the mood for a salad? Use these cool new kitchen gadgets to cut prep time along with your fresh fruits and veggies.
3 Reason To Add More Pineapple To Your Life
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Watch the video to learn a quick guide to all the health benefits of eating pineapple.
15 Foods A Nutritionist Keeps in Her Fridge
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Watch the video to learn the 15 essential foods a registered dietitian always likes to have on hand.
What You Need To Know About Activated Charcoal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Get the facts about the trendy remedy, activated charcoal.
How to Do a Home Makeover Without Breaking the Bank
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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10 Family
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Prevent Chafing, Blisters, and Other Summer Skin Troubles
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
When you’re exercising outside in the heat of midsummer, skin troubles like blisters and chafed thighs can be more than just a small annoyance. They can interfere with summer exercise and can som...
Senate ACA Replacement Plan Dead; Trump, McConnell Ask for Straight Repeal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
In the weirdness that is the state of American politics in 2017, Congress is developing a flair for late night high drama. Last night, enough Senators spoke out against the Senate’s plan to repea...
A Woman Is Suing Disneyland After Getting Seriously Burned At A Restaurant
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
This dessert should probably be taken off the menu.
2 Senators Come Out Against ACA Replacement, Possibly Dooming Bill
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Two Republican senators have added their names to the list of GOP lawmakers opposing the latest version of the bill to repeal and replace much of the Affordable Care Act. That means the bill will...
'Married at First Sight' Star Jamie Otis Live Streams Heartbreaking Tribute to Late Son
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The reality star lost her unborn son at 17 weeks.
Are Ice Cream Alternatives a Healthy Dessert?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
More “healthy” frozen treats are appearing in the supermarket freezer case. Some labels play up their low calorie and low sugar count. Others sport claims about protein or fiber. If you're watchi...
What Families Need to Know About First Gene Therapy for Deadly Childhood Cancer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration earlier this week unanimously recommended approving a breakthrough genetic therapy to treat a rare but deadly type of childhood cancer. Here'...
15 Moving Photos That Show the Beautiful, Raw Reality of Childbirth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Childbirth is an incredibly powerful experience for parents-to-be. The Moment of Birth Contest is held to "support birth photographers from around the world and inspire more people to embrace the beauty of birth." Birth Becomes Her, the organization that held the contest, said over a hundred birth photographers from around the world entered.
50+ of the Cutest Couples Costumes for Halloween
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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8 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your Weight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
It could explain why that number on the scale is rising.