ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
Meditation May Boost Short-Term Visual Memory
U.S. Spends Billions On Alternative Medicine
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Safe Toys for Dogs
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis
Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says
Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth
CANCER
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk
More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
CAREGIVING
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
Health Tip: Benefitting From Adult Day Care
Hospital Volume Imperfect Gauge of Cancer Surgery Outcomes
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Smog Tougher on the Obese
COSMETIC
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
DENTAL, ORAL
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
DIABETES
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
DIET, NUTRITION
Research Confirms How Valuable A Healthy Lifestyle Can Be
'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier
Antioxidants Abound in Cereals, Popcorn, Whole-Grain Snacks
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
Preparing for a Chlorine Gas Disaster
Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's
EYE CARE, VISION
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun
Magnetic Pulses to Brain Improve Lazy Eye in Adults
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
FITNESS
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
GENERAL HEALTH
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Should the FDA Regulate Tobacco?
Health Gains From Lowered Smoking Rates in Jeopardy
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Eating Fish, Breast-Feeding Boost Infant Development
Teens Lose More Weight Using Healthy Strategies
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
MEN'S HEALTH
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
SENIORS
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
Vitamin D Deficiency Puts 40% of U.S. Infants and Toddlers At Risk
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
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Health Tip: Anticipating Acupuncture

Once you've accomplished that, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers this explanation of what to expect during your treatment.

* At your initial visit, the acupuncturist should ask you about your health history, medications you are taking, and your lifestyle.
* The metal needles used are extremely thin -- approximately the thickness of a human hair.
* Most people feel very little or no pain as the needles are inserted into the skin.
* The way you feel after the experience may vary. Some people have more energy, while others feel more relaxed.
* Treatments may last several weeks or longer.



-- Diana Kohnle

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2008

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