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7/23/2017

GOP's Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Grow Uninsured by 32 Million, Says CBO


GOP's Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Grow Uninsured by 32 Million, Says CBOIf 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 ...



GOP's Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Grow Uninsured by 32 Million, Says CBO


GOP's Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Grow Uninsured by 32 Million, Says CBOIf 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 ...



The Dangers of Taking Your Pet’s Medication


The Dangers of Taking Your Pet’s MedicationWe 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?



Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goat Milk Cleanse - Hope or Hype?


Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goat Milk Cleanse - Hope or Hype?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.



Skyrocketing Rates of STDs in Seniors


Skyrocketing Rates of STDs in SeniorsThe following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.



Can Woman with No Birth Canal Become a Mother?


Can Woman with No Birth Canal Become a Mother?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.



25 Doctor's Own Tips for Better Sleep


25 Doctor's Own Tips for Better SleepScientists 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.



Jessica Alba’s New Diet Gives You All-Day Energy


Jessica Alba’s New Diet Gives You All-Day EnergyWhen 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.



Bye-Bye Bra Bulge!


Bye-Bye Bra Bulge!Single mom Carol wasn’t happy with the way her back looked in a bra – so she decided to do something about it. “I cannot wait to walk around with a lot more confidence!” Carol visits Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven Davis to see what can be done.



Summer Foods to Beat High Blood Pressure


Summer Foods to Beat High Blood PressureSummer brings delicious seasonal treats, and it might bring better health too! See which hot-weather favorites might help control hypertension.



Is Vaping Essential Oils Dangerous?


Is Vaping Essential Oils Dangerous?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.



Secret Bulimic Returns


Secret Bulimic ReturnsMichelle 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.



The Best and Safest Ways to Ease Pain


The Best and Safest Ways to Ease PainWhether 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...



The Best and Safest Ways to Ease Pain


The Best and Safest Ways to Ease PainWhether 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...



A Newborn Just Died of a Virus Caught By a Kiss—And Now Her Mother Is Warning Others


A Newborn Just Died of a Virus Caught By a Kiss—And Now Her Mother Is Warning OthersNew parents, you need to read this.



Fruit With Huge Health Benefits


Fruit With Huge Health Benefits



What to Do If You Feel Like Fainting


What to Do If You Feel Like FaintingOver 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...



What to Do If You Feel Like Fainting


What to Do If You Feel Like FaintingOver 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...



10 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Sex


10 Foods You Should Never Eat Before SexThanks 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.



How the FDA Plans To Lower Your Drug Costs


How the FDA Plans To Lower Your Drug CostsThe 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...



How the FDA Plans To Lower Your Drug Costs


How the FDA Plans To Lower Your Drug CostsThe 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


Even Without Replace or Repeal, the Trump Administration Can Undermine the ACAWithin 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...



Even Without Replace or Repeal, the Trump Administration Can Undermine the ACA


Even Without Replace or Repeal, the Trump Administration Can Undermine the ACAWithin 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


07182017_ 7 Genius Gadgets That Help Prep Fruits and VeggiesTired 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.



Everything You Need to Know About the Chipotle Outbreak


Everything You Need to Know About the Chipotle OutbreakIs 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.



10 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies Streaming on Netflix Right Now


10 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies Streaming on Netflix Right Now



10 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies to Watch with Your Kids This Fall


10 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies to Watch with Your Kids This Fall



16 Ways to Make Your Wedding a Vacation Getaway for Your Guests


16 Ways to Make Your Wedding a Vacation Getaway for Your Guests



How to Exercise for Brain Health


How to Exercise for Brain HealthYou have many good reasons to become more physically active: Doing so can boost mood, help maintain a healthy weight, and keep muscles strong. Now a growing body of evidence suggests that workout...



How to Exercise for Brain Health


How to Exercise for Brain HealthYou have many good reasons to become more physically active: Doing so can boost mood, help maintain a healthy weight, and keep muscles strong. Now a growing body of evidence suggests that workout...



Teen with Mysterious Pain Returns


Teen with Mysterious Pain ReturnsCasey 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.



Ditch These 3 Common Foot Problems


Ditch These 3 Common Foot ProblemsWhen you have foot problems, the simple act of walking can become an ordeal. And foot pain is a common annoyance, especially for people on their feet for long periods of time at work, those invol...



Ditch These 3 Common Foot Problems


Ditch These 3 Common Foot ProblemsWhen you have foot problems, the simple act of walking can become an ordeal. And foot pain is a common annoyance, especially for people on their feet for long periods of time at work, those invol...



How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes


How to Avoid Type 2 DiabetesA new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds that a staggering 30 million people—roughly 1 in 10 Americans—have type 2 diabetes. Most concerning: nearly a quarter of them don’t e...



How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes


How to Avoid Type 2 DiabetesA new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds that a staggering 30 million people—roughly 1 in 10 Americans—have type 2 diabetes. Most concerning: nearly a quarter of them don’t e...



This Grandma Bought the Same Dress As Her Teenage Granddaughter for a Wedding


This Grandma Bought the Same Dress As Her Teenage Granddaughter for a WeddingThe internet is loving these adorable dress twins!



15 Ways to Turn a Summer Fling Into the Real Thing


15 Ways to Turn a Summer Fling Into the Real Thing



17 Things That Make You Look Older Than You Really Are


17 Things That Make You Look Older Than You Really Are



07202017_5 Things To Know About Tahini


07202017_5 Things To Know About TahiniWatch the video to learn five facts about tahini and why it's a great, healthy addition to your diet.



07202017_3 Things To Know About Building Campfires


07202017_3 Things To Know About Building CampfiresFollow these expert tips to safely build a campfire for the right situation.



Kim Kardashian's Belly Button Makeover


Kim Kardashian's Belly Button MakeoverReality 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.



Add Vinegar to Your Salad Dressing to Slim Down!


Add Vinegar to Your Salad Dressing to Slim Down!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!



Are You Ready for End of Life Decisions?


Are You Ready for End of Life Decisions?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.



Make Right Now Your Best Age Ever!


Make Right Now Your Best Age Ever!Psychologist Dr. Robi Ludwig joins The Doctors with tips to make your milestone birthdays amazing instead of miserable.



Making Sense of the Different CBO Healthcare Plan Scores


Making Sense of the Different CBO Healthcare Plan ScoresRepublican 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...



Making Sense of the Different CBO Healthcare Plan Scores


Making Sense of the Different CBO Healthcare Plan ScoresRepublican 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...



Teen Assaulted on Social Media Returns


Teen Assaulted on Social Media ReturnsJordan 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?



Growing shortage of ob-gyn doctors threatens women’s health


Growing shortage of ob-gyn doctors threatens women’s healthThere 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.



Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says


Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study SaysMore 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 ...



Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says


Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study SaysMore 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 ...



Why Americans are having less sex


Today, sex seems more available to us than ever before. With just a swipe on their phones, singles can schedule their next hookup, while committed couples have an apparent "sure thing" every night. This is also known as "the marriage advantage."

Legionnaires disease sickens 9 at Graceland hotel


The Guest House at Graceland, a hotel adjacent to Elvis Presley's Memphis home, is the source of a Legionnaires disease outbreak, according to a statement Wednesday from the Shelby County Health Department. There have been nine confirmed cases of the illness.

Baltimore boy's new hands still gripping strong



How to find calm in chaos



Depression in heart attack survivors is common


Clyde Boyce has been hospitalized 14 times in the past four years.

His son tried the experimental treatment Charlie Gard's parents want


An American father is speaking out about his child's experience with an experimental treatment the parents of Charlie Gard are fighting for their baby to access.

Can apple cider vinegar help with weight loss?


Many people believe that apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss, but how much of that is hype?

24 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to laboratories in 16 states


Twenty-four people in 16 states were infected with a strain of salmonella from March through June in an outbreak linked to microbiology laboratories, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. Six people were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

Family finds clues to teen's suicide in blue whale paintings



How brothers with dyslexia learned to love reading



How bulimics' brains are different


The brains of women with bulimia respond differently to stress and food compared with women without the eating disorder, according to two separate MRI studies that published this month.

This diet might prevent dementia


Following a Mediterranean style diet may lower your risk of dementia by a third, according to new research.

How much sleep do you get?



Oxygen therapy brings 'remarkable' boost for toddler who fell in pool


Eden Carlson's story might be one in a million.

The dangers of being sleep starved


Forget being groggy and irritable, being starved for sleep can endanger your life. Learn the ways that sleep deprivation harms you and what you can do about it.

Musician strums guitar throughout brain surgery


A musician played the guitar while undergoing brain surgery to fix cramping in his fingers, according to the surgeon who conducted the operation in India.

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips


Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.

Her cancer diagnosis was no surprise -- her genetic test was


When Samantha Golkin-Nigliazzo was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30, she wasn't surprised. Instead, it was the results of her subsequent genetic tests that left her in shock.

Families facing breast cancer bond during a special vacation


Jeanine Patten-Coble was blindsided by her breast cancer diagnosis eight years ago.

Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss


Whether it's turning to supplements, juices or new challenging workouts, it seems everyone is looking for the magic weight loss bullet. But sometimes, losing weight may just be a matter of tweaking your diet -- and eating foods that work for you, not against you.

How to detox from sugar


If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox.

Two helicopter pilots share O.J. Simpson chase -- and gender reassignment


Two fiercely competitive helicopter pilots who battled to bring the world the first pictures of the O.J. Simpson car chase now find themselves on the same side of much different battle.

Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papayas


Forty-seven people in 12 states have become infected with salmonella believed to be linked to yellow Maradol papayas, federal health officials said Friday.

Charlie Gard's dad yells, mom weeps after brain scan called 'sad'


The parents of baby Charlie Gard stormed out of a pre-court hearing after a lawyer representing Great Ormond Street Hospital in London broke the news that new brain scan of the terminally ill baby made for "sad reading," the UK's Press Association reported Friday.

The future of treatment for glioblastoma


After being diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer, Sen. John McCain and his family are reviewing treatment options with his doctors at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.

How much should you drink to stay hydrated during exercise?


How much should you drink to stay hydrated during exercise?

Coffee recalled for undeclared Viagra-like ingredient


A Texas-based coffee company voluntarily recalled coffee containing an ingredient similar to what's in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, the US Food and Drug Administration announced. After an FDA laboratory confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil in the grounds, Bestherbs Coffee LLC recalled all New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee.

Boy, 6, revived with Narcan after possible opioid overdose


In what may be a sobering sign of the depths of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire, paramedics had to use Narcan to revive a 6-year-old boy Tuesday morning after a possible overdose.

10-year-old Miami boy dies after suspected skin contact with fentanyl


A 10-year-old Miami boy died last month after suspected skin contact with a deadly mixture of opioid drugs, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Tuesday.

This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats


A heart of gold may be hard to find, but a heart of silicone may be within reach.

Coffee drinkers live longer - perhaps


Each cup adds minutes to a person's lifespan if latest research is proved correct, say experts.

Turning to strangers for public therapy


A clinical psychologist is experimenting with 'problem solving booths', staffed by strangers.

Man with motor neurone disease climbs Snowdon in wheelchair


Jason Liversidge, who has motor neurone disease, now plans to abseil off the Humber Bridge.

Why bar staff will not serve Afghanistan veteran


Could a brain injury identity card help a former soldier who gets refused service in bars?

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp


It often presents in old age but there are steps you can take before then to keep your brain healthy.

Parents take drug fight to High Court


'David' has a rare condition but the NHS refuses to pay for a treatment that could help him.

Food allergies - seven myths debunked


The Food Standards Agency has looked into the truth behind some of the most common allergy myths.

Kyran Duff, five, called 999 when his mum became unconscious


Five-year-old Kyran Duff has been given an award after calling 999 when his mum lost consciousness.

Noel Conway: Challenging law on assisted suicide


Noel Conway says his terminal illness will leave him in a zombie-like condition.

North Carolina man cheats death after 40 minutes with no pulse


Two police officers conducted CPR until the 36-year-old father-of-three's pulse returned.

Australian man's thumb surgically replaced by toe


Doctors recommended the eight-hour surgery after his thumb was severed by a bull.

Let me die


Adam Maier-Clayton had a condition which caused his body to feel severe physical pain. He fought for the right to die in Canada.

Reality Check: Why don't Charlie Gard's parents have the final say?


Charlie Gard's parents don't have the final decision on what happens to him so where do parental rights end?

Helping hands


A pilot scheme being run in the north east of England aims to put refugee doctors back to work and cover NHS shortages.

Down's syndrome


"We're sorry, your son has Down's syndrome"

Charlie Gard case explained


Why Charlie's parents think their terminally ill son needs a chance to have an experimental treatment.

'Shocking case'


"Shocking" case prompts call to Prime Minister to boost rights of learning disabled.

'Still hear screaming'


Three weeks on from the Grenfell Tower fire, many local people are still suffering "acute stress".

Mum on a mission


A mother says a wasted operation on her son pushed her over the edge and spurred her into action.

Aids deaths halve as more get drugs


One million people died from Aids last year, according to UNAids.

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says


They include hearing loss, smoking, and not finishing secondary education, a study says.

Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball


World's first double hand transplant child continues to show improvement two years on.

Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'


Countries covering two thirds of the world's population now have measures in place to encourage people to stop smoking.

Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt' in England


Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman's eye


"A bluish foreign body" turned out to be a "hard mass" of 17 lenses stuck together with mucus.

Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics


Dr Michio Hirano has been given an honorary contract by Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Teeth-grinding in teens 'a sign of being bullied'


Schools and parents should be aware of the problem, dental experts say.

Children 'exercise less as they get older'


The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Stressful experiences 'can age the brain by four years'


Divorce, the death of a child and poverty may be factors in brain decline, researchers say.

Do you live in the world's least active country?


Scientists use smartphones to track and rank activity levels around the world.

NHS ranked 'number one' health system


But study of 11 nations raises concerns about quality of care in UK despite praising efficiency and affordability.

Contaminated blood scandal inquiry announced


Inquiry to be held into contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the prime minister says.

Measles 'tragedy' kills 35 across Europe


World Health Organization calls for "urgent measures" to stop measles spreading.

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