Are Probiotic Supplements Really Worth Taking?

You’ve likely heard the praise for probiotics: The good-for-you bacteria and yeasts have been shown to aid digestion, boost immunity, and regulate bathroom habits. They’re naturally found in your GI tract, which hosts more than 500 bacterial species, according to ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Probiotics

If you’ve been taught to view bacteria as a bad thing, you’re only half right. There are both good and bad bacteria in your body. Good bacteria naturally exist in cultured or fermented food and offer benefits for your digestive ...

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Mammograms identify heart disease risk

When specks of calcium appear in ductal tissue on mammograms, they can indicate a small cancer. But when calcifications are found in the breast arteries, they haven’t been a cause for concern. However, in recent years, physicians have begun to ...

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Why am I gaining weight?

Ask the doctor Q. I have gained 10 pounds this year. I am 52, healthy, and am eating the same foods I have always eaten. Why am I gaining weight now? A. A lot of patients come to me with ...

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