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Alternative medicines and herbal supplements are gaining popularity, but are they safe? Get the latest information about the market and the effectiveness of these products. Helpful Guides and Links:
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Future of health care: Custom medicine

Future of health care: Custom medicine

Imagine a world where you can get medicine that's tailored specifically for your individual DNA...

Early detection of cancer...from dogs?!

Early detection of cancer...from dogs?!

Early detection for prostate and other forms of cancer could be coming from an unlikely source: Your furry 4-legged friend. Clark has the scoop.

4 Simple Alternatives To Mosquito Repellent

As you go outside this summer, the mosquitos are sure to bite you. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to repel them without using DEET. The suggestion I hear most often made is don't go outside if there are a lot of mosquitos around. But that defeats the whole purpose ...

Sarah Reinertsen running in Iceland.

Prosthetics Can Be Made Affordable With 3-D Printers

If you end up losing a body part, prosthetics can be expensive. But the miracle of new technology has a cost-effective answer. Here's a look at the emerging field of cheap prosthetics One person can make a difference in ways that are so unexpected. I read a story in The ...

Emergency Room Alternatives

Emergency Room Alternatives

If you have a minor ailment, don't head to the E.R. or your wallet will be hurting too. You have better alternatives.

Easy Way To Save Money on Health Care

Your access to health care is getting easier in America today. I've talked in the past about "nurse-in-a-box clinics" at retail storefronts that offer care 7 days a week from nurse practitioners. BusinessWeek reports 16 of 50 states allow nurse practitioners to practice as primary care providers without restrictions. In ...

How To Avoid Fraud With Herbal Supplements

Do you take herbal supplements? The sad news is you might not be getting what you pay for... In a study published in the journal BMC Medicine, Canadian researchers tested 44 bottles of herbal supplements bought in Canada and the United States. A full one-third of the samples tested were ...

Technology that reminds you to work out

Technology that reminds you to work out

New techy bracelets will zap you to remind you to exercise…but is it worth the pain?

Obamacare / Affordable Care Act Guide

I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault line in the country. Even though I have views that differ from the law of the land, it is my duty and responsibility to explain how it works and how ...

A closer look at concierge medicine

In an effort to circumvent health insurance headaches, some doctors have switched to cash-only practices and are saving their patients big bucks in the process. CNNMoney.com reports there are a small handful of physicians around the country who have set up membership-based programs that offer discounts on services to customers. ...

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