What Works for Insomnia?

You go to bed at your usual time, read until you’re sleepy, and turn off the lights. Then it starts. You lie there, looking at the clock periodically, willing yourself to sleep, and thinking about how tired you’re going


Healthy Aging Tips: How to Increase Your Healthspan

The search for anti-aging miracles and cures to restore youth encompass all cultures and eras and has resulted in some truly bizarre practices: injecting and implanting the testicles of young animals; soaking in milk, wine, and mineral baths; drinking the


It’s Your Health: Own It!

Every few years, I ask subscribers of my newsletter to participate in a little competition called the Health Achievement Awards, in which readers write about how Health & Healing has helped them improve their health and well-being.

I can’t tell


Real Help for COPD

More than 13 million people in this country have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and an equal number are affected but haven’t been diagnosed. This progressive disorder, which includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and a handful of

ADHD medications

ADHD Medications = Bad News

David was in the first grade when he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The father of this bright, high-spirited boy resisted the recommendation to medicate him, but one psychiatrist after another insisted this was the only way


Stroke Recovery: What Works/What Doesn’t

The day started out like any other. J. recalled feeling dizzy when she first woke up, but she chalked it up to the flu that was going around and went back to sleep. When she woke up again, she had


Help for Flint Water Crisis: Chelation Therapy

Two and a half years ago, Michigan state officials decided to cut costs by sourcing the City of Flint’s water supply from the Flint River rather than paying to pipe it in from Detroit. A few months later, the water