Alternative Health

Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids’ Flu Shot

Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study saysChildren who see "alternative" health providers, such as acupuncturists or massage therapists, are...

How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for healthIf you take melatonin supplements to help you...

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alonePatients who go straight home from the hospital following hip...

Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study

Little by little, patients step up activity levels as an expert coaches via phone or online videoAn expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help people...

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain

People over 50 tended to respond best, study findsChronic low back pain can be a challenge to treat, but new research suggests that massage...

Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say Some women really want to give birth at home, but for certain...

Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Better physical functioning reported after one year, study findsFRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems...

Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say

Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting painPeople with low back pain should try drug-free remedies -- from simple heat wraps...

Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy

Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effectNew research suggests that dietary calcium in the form of...

New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients’ Post-Treatment Pain

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problemMore people are surviving cancer, but many are left with persistent pain after treatment....
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