After a flood, don't eat foods and or take medications that have come into contact with flood or contaminated water.
Combining antibiotics and alcohol can lead to side effects such as stomach upset, dizziness and drowsiness.
Antibiotic misuse creates antibiotic-resistant germs. Protect yourself and others by using antibiotics wisely.
Probiotics are "good" bacteria that may help treat or prevent illness. Should they be part of your diet?
Aromatherapy — A Mayo Clinic specialist discusses the therapeutic use of essential oils.
Buying prescription drugs online? Stay safe with these do's and don'ts.
Candida cleanse diets allegedly remove fungus from your intestines by eliminating its food source.
Clinical trials offer you a chance to try new treatments.
Colloidal silver — debunking the health claims.
Colon cleansing — what to know before you try detoxification.
You've heard the hype about complementary and alternative medicine. Now get the facts.
Don't take all CAM claims at face value. Do your homework when considering CAM therapies.
Detox foot pads claim to draw toxins out of your body, but there's no evidence to back up such claims.
How is an infrared sauna different from a traditional sauna?
Prickly pear cactus can be part of a healthy diet, but benefits beyond that haven't been backed up by studies.
Ear candling — A Mayo Clinic specialist explains the dangers of this earwax removal technique.
Grapefruit juice — Take care when mixing medications and certain citrus fruits.
Health savings accounts combined with high-deductible health plans are promoted as a way to cut medical costs. See how to judge if they're right for you.
Some herbal supplements can have dangerous interactions with heart medications.
Does kombucha tea live up to its reputation as a health tonic?
Living wills and other advance directives describe your treatment preferences in end-of-life situations.
Medication errors are preventable. Reduce your risk with some simple safety tips.
Mindfulness exercises — Understand ways to practice mindfulness.
Organ donation saves lives, but misinformation surrounds it. Get the facts about becoming an organ donor.
You know what M.D. means, but what does D.O. mean? What are the differences and similarities between these two types of doctors?
Palliative care — A holistic approach to improving quality of life during serious illness.
Personalized medicine means using tools, such as pharmacogenomics, to tailor treatment to you.
Pet therapy isn't just fun and games. A growing field, animal-assisted therapy has proven health benefits.
Telehealth — See how technology can help you better manage your health.
Compassionate use is a way for people with life-threatening illnesses to get access to experimental treatments.
Hot yoga, also known as Bikram yoga, is an intense form of yoga performed in a heated studio.
Reflexology is a popular alternative treatment, but there's limited quality research available to demonstrate its effectiveness.