Dietary supplements may be popular, but are they right for you? That depends. Like medications, dietary supplements contain ingredients that affect how your body functions. Some supplements may be beneficial. In other instances, they may be risky.
The best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need is through eating a healthy diet. However, even if you eat well, the right supplement may be useful. Consider these questions.
As you get older, especially if you've reached age 65, your body may not be able to absorb calcium and vitamins B-12 and D like it used to. In addition, there's evidence that a multivitamin may improve your immune function and decrease your risk of some infections.
Yellow, mushy bowel movements are perfectly normal for breast-fed babies. Still, there are many shades of normal when it comes to baby poop. Here's a color-by-color guide: Black. After birth, a baby's first bowel movements are black and tarry. This type of baby poop is known as meconium. Green-brown. As the baby begins digesting...Read More
An episiotomy is an incision made in the perineum — the tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus — during childbirth. Although an episiotomy was once a routine part of childbirth, that's no longer the case. If you're planning a vaginal delivery, here's what you need to know about episiotomy...Read More
Hormones likely play a role in the development of adult acne, but hormones generally aren't the root cause of acne. It's true that some people with hormonal imbalances due to diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome experience more problems with acne. However, most of those with adult acne have no measurable...Read More