The Best Foods to Eat When You Have Breast Cancer

Contributor: Anna Taylor, MS, RD, LD, CDE

If you or someone you care about has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, there will be questions. These may include: What should I eat?

During any cancer therapy, remember these four diet tips:

  1. Stay hydrated. Aim for at least 2 liters to 3 liters of fluid

If You Have Aortic Aneurysm, You Might Benefit from Statins

Contributor: Sean Lyden, MD

If you have coronary artery disease, carotid artery disease or peripheral vascular disease, using statins is clearly a benefit to your health. In those cases, statins lower your risk of future stroke and heart attack.

We do know that patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms have heart disease. A landmark study

Mountain Vacation? 5 Tips to Cope With Your Altitude Sickness

Going on a hiking or skiing trip to the mountains? Whether you’re headed to Vail or Peru, if you’re prone to altitude sickness, taking a few precautions can make your trip more enjoyable.

Altitude sickness happens when your body is unable to adapt to a low-pressure, low-oxygen environment — typically at about 8,000 feet above …

I Have AFib: What’s The Best Procedure to Correct It?

Q: I have AFib: What’s the best procedure to correct it?

A: Our hearts all have natural pacemakers. This natural pacemaker is like the conductor of a symphony who stands in the middle and everyone listens and reacts to him.

When you have atrial fibrillation, or AFib, there’s chaos in the symphony. Everyone’s playing at …

Why Swimming is Great Exercise for All Fitness Levels

Swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities in the world. But swimming is far more than just a sport.

While swimming is a potentially lifesaving skill and a great physical fitness activity, it also can be a tremendous source of fun, a rehabilitation tool, a confidence builder for kids, a lifetime hobby or …

8 Myths About Your Back — Busted

Misinformation abounds about back problems. How many times have you heard that exercise can hurt your back? Or that if you consult a spine surgeon about pain, you’re sure to wind up in surgery?

Back pain is a problem that is fairly common — as are the myths on the subject. If you …

What You Should Know About Numbness After Mastectomy

Surgery for breast cancer can save your life. But if you’re like many women, you may not expect to be left with numbness.

Treatments to reverse breast numbness after mastectomy are not yet available. So surgeons are searching for ways to help women retain breast and nipple sensation.

“We regard this as one of the …

Mystery Back Pain Can Signal a Hidden (and Serious) Problem

You’ve heard of rheumatoid arthritis. But an equally common type of arthritis is probably not on your radar.

Spondyloarthritis is a diagnosis doctors often miss. Yet it affects about 1 percent of the U.S. population (over 3 million people).

One reason spondyloarthritis is under-recognized is that its main symptom — chronic low back pain — …

Should You Bandage a Cut or Sore, or Let It Air Out?

Q: Is it better to bandage a cut or sore, or air it out?

A: Airing out most wounds isn’t beneficial because wounds need moisture to heal. Leaving a wound uncovered may dry out new surface cells, which can increase pain or slow the healing process.

Most wound treatments or coverings promote a moist — …

Can Having Surgery Cause My Cancer to Spread?

Q: Can having surgery cause my cancer to spread?

A: It’s a common concern: Cancer will spread if exposed to air during surgery.

Some people believe it because they feel worse after surgery than they did before surgery.  However, it’s normal to feel worse immediately following surgery. This doesn’t mean that your cancer is spreading.…