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Ignore calories and BMI. Here are the health numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What's your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don't matter very much for our overall health. …

Nutrition

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Love Stories

Bezos bets $1 billion on the future of healthcare as Trump tells the same old lies

Two men stood out when it came to healthcare last week. One put a billion dollars on the line as part of a bold vision for the future of treatment and medicine.<p>The other told the same old lies.<p>The former was Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who shelled out big bucks for the online pharmacy PillPack. This ended …

Health Care

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

More doctors embrace membership fees, shunning health insurance

After a billing miscommunication with their health insurance company, David and Danielle Coupe suddenly found themselves uninsured in mid-2016.<p>But the Palatine couple didn’t panic. They began searching for alternatives. Soon, they found Dr. Jill Green’s Bannockburn practice, MedLogic, which charges …

Health Care

Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety

The compound, found in the cannabis plant, is thought to be good for muscle pain, headaches, and anxiety, among other things. But what does the research say?<p>James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he …

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

The Burnout Crisis in American Medicine

Are electronic medical records and demanding regulations contributing to a historic doctor shortage?<p>During a recent evening on call in the hospital, I was asked to see an elderly woman with a failing kidney. She’d come in feeling weak and short of breath and had been admitted to the cardiology …

Health Care

Experts have new advice on prostate cancer screening. Here's why they put it back on the table

In a shift that puts early detection of prostate cancer back on the agenda of middle-aged men and their doctors, a federal panel of experts is recommending that men ages 55 to 69 weigh the potential harms and benefits of prostate cancer screening and judge whether getting tested feels right to them.<p>…

Drug epidemic ensnares 25-year-old pill for nerve pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The story line sounds familiar: a popular pain drug becomes a new way to get high as prescribing by doctors soars.<p>But the latest drug raising red flags is not part of the opioid family at the center of the nation's drug epidemic. It's a 25-year-old generic pill long seen as a low …

Medicine

Why it takes longer for women to lose weight after 40 (even Charlize Theron)

If it's getting harder and harder to shed the pounds as you age, you're not alone. Here's how to fight back.<p>The movie “Tully” aims to be an honest depiction of life balancing the demands of a newborn with two other children, in all of its spit-up filled, sleep deprived, utterly exhausted glory. …

Fitness

U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

The U.S. health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of …

For Chronic Pain, A Change In Habits Can Beat Opioids For Relief

It took several months and a team of half a dozen doctors, nurses and therapists to help Kim Brown taper off the opioid painkillers she'd been on for two years.<p>Brown, 57, had been taking the pills since a back injury in 2010. It wasn't until she met Dr. Dennis McManus, a neurologist who specializes …

Pain

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

Is the doctor in?<p>In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce.<p>“You call the doctor’s office to book an appointment,” said Matt Feit, a 45-year-old screenwriter in …

Health Care

Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says

Chances are, you — or someone you know — has suffered from lower back pain.<p>It can be debilitating. It's a leading cause of disability globally.<p>And the number of people with the often-chronic condition is likely to increase.<p>This warning comes via a series of articles published in the medical journal</i> …

Pain

Philippines temporarily closes popular holiday island to tourists due to pollution

One of Philippines' most popular tourist destinations will be off-limits to visitors in a few weeks.<p>The entire island of Boracay will be closed to …

Asia

'Nightmare bacteria' are trying to spread in the U.S., CDC says

“Nightmare bacteria” with the power to resist most antibiotics are popping up across the U.S., but new, aggressive policies can help stop them from spreading, federal health officials said Tuesday.<p>A new program for testing suspect bacteria turned up unusual antibiotic-resistance genes 221 times in …

Microbiology

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Health officials are sounding an alarm on the drug gabapentin. And it's not even an opioid.

It’s fast becoming the go-to drug for addicts in search of a stronger high — and it is not even an opioid.<p>Gabapentin, a purportedly nonaddictive painkiller primarily used to treat shingles and control seizures, has landed on the radar of beleaguered health officials and law enforcement already …

Medicine

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

God bless these doctors in Canada

<b>(CNN) —</b> When I read that some physicians in the Canadian province of Quebec have signed a petition to halt salary increases, I was in the middle of a busy day seeing patients at my office in southern New Jersey. I turned to the doctor I share an office with and said, "Can you believe this? Doctors …

This machine can solve a Rubik's Cube faster than you can blink

Humans may have gotten pretty adept at solving Rubik's Cubes, but as usual, the machines are coming for us! This machine, invented by Ben Katz and …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

The gut microbes of modern hunter-gatherers reveal one big problem with your diet

More fiber might mean more bacteria—and that's a good thing.<p>When we eat, we're not just feeding ourselves. The multitude of microbes that reside inside our guts get fed, too. These microscopic beings are crucial to our survival, yet we still know very little about how they keep us thriving. …

UnitedHealth Accused of Overcharging Medicare by Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group that claims the country’s largest health insurer and its …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not Even Close

Dr. Frank Sacks, a professor of nutrition at Harvard, likes to challenge his audience when he gives lectures on obesity.<p>“If you want to make a great discovery,” he tells them, figure out this: Why do some people lose 50 pounds on a diet while others on the same diet gain a few pounds?<p>Then he shows …

Weight Loss

Fitness, not physical activity, mitigates negative effects of prolonged sitting

Researchers reveal that meeting public health guidelines for physical activity alone may not be enough to fend off the adverse effects associated …

Barking Dog Sounds Just Like a TIE Fighter From STAR WARS

You know how they call a battle between fighter pilots a dogfight? Well, we think Lucasfilm might have taken that term literally when they came up …

Star Wars