A woman has shingles and is left with unbearable dagger-like pain. She has been to the doctor and the pain clinic, but nothing helps. Can readers suggest any alternatives?


Next, we have the reader who is suffering from insomnia and is currently taking the sleeping drug, Zimovane. What alternatives are there to help him get to sleep more naturally? De-stressing seems to be the key to a successful night of slumber...


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Camping, nature hikes, working in the yard, chances are you or someone in your family has had an unpleasant meetin

A Healthy Summer: For Overweight Kids

Would you be shocked to learn of a roughly 300% increase in overweight children and adolescents over the last 40 years? In "A Healthy Summer: for overweight kids" Barry Bittman, M.D. presents two scenarios. One is a child's typical poor diet, no...

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Time Out: For Living Life Fully

Are you spending every precious moment working and sacrificing for your perfect future? Perhaps it's time you learned that rushing toward the end is the surest way to destroy the journey. In "Time Out: for living life fully" Barry Bittman, M.D...

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