When I learned of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) more than 40 years ago, it was called Stein-Leventhal Syndrome. It had been named after Drs. Irving Stein and Michael Leventhal who noticed a pattern among some of the infertile women with menstrual irregularities.
For many years, nutritional experts have been saying that the only thing taking vitamins does for you is to give you expensive urine. But that has not stopped Americans from spending $30 billion every year on vitamins and supplements, which is probably mostly wasted money, according to a com…
Many of us spend our lives fighting our tendency to gain weight. So, it is good news when something that many of us do already might be helpful in that struggle.
When I was growing up, I was caught in the middle of a generational conflict over my sleep schedule. While I wanted to stay up late and get up late, my parents insisted that I get up at a “reasonable hour,” which I seldom thought was actually reasonable at all.
One of the reasons for the “opioid epidemic” is the existence of chronic pain, especially in the low back. This sort of pain is very common and can be quite disabling. But the treatment of chronic pain with narcotics has resulted in abuse and addiction in so many cases that medical treatment…
One of the most common problems that brings people to the emergency department is a headache that cannot be controlled by taking their usual medications. Many times, these are migraine headaches that are very difficult to resolve.
When the medical experts get together, it is surprisingly difficult to get everyone to agree on “best practices” and even more difficult to avoid changing guidelines every few years. So, it is a challenge for health care providers to keep up with current recommendations.