Can Losing Sleep Make You Fat? Fatigue Isn't the Only Side Effect of Sleep Deprivation

Next time you're thinking of staying awake for one more episode, consider this: Studies show sleep deprivation puts you at a greater risk for obesity, stroke, and heart failure. Dr. Martin explains why and gives you tips on how to get more zzz's.

And You Thought Smoking Was Bad for Your Health

Okay, so smoking is still just about the worst thing you can do for your health. But there's a dangerous runner-up in town. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Why the Pounds Just Roll Off Your Husband ... But You Can't Drop an Ounce

Why do men seem to lose weight at the snap of a finger, while women can work their butts off without, well, working their butts off? Diana Keough explains.

Allergy and Immunology

Aw, Nuts: How Peanuts Could Keep Your Children Allergy Free

Mom and Day, believe it or not, introducing peanuts to children at an early age could actually keep them free from this common allergy. Here’s why the new studies and guidelines are putting peanuts back on the menu.

Got Allergies? Watch This: Pollen Count Is Nothing to Sneeze At!

At long last, it’s spring! But for lots of us, the warm weather brings misery. If you’re sniffly, stuffy, and itchy, Dr. Martin has some easy tips on tackling those spring allergies.

Arthritis and Rheumatology

5 Foods You Need to Start Eating ... Like, Now

A 40-year-old’s body doesn’t work quite the same as a 25-year-old’s. But you knew that. What you might not know is there are ways to slow the aging process. If you’re approaching — or already smack in the middle of — middle-age, you might want to give this video a watch.

Will Cracking Your Knuckles Actually Cause Arthritis?

You've heard it from your mom, your best friend, even your boss. But is there any truth to the claim that knuckle-cracking causes arthritis? Find out what goes on in your hands when you crack those knuckles and if you actually need to worry.

Asthma and Respiratory (lungs)

To Inhale or Not To Inhale? Here Is What You Should Know This Flu Season

Fall is in the air and so is flu season. But this fall, parents who take their kids in for the flu vaccine will find that pediatricians are not even offering the flu nasal spray. Here's why.

Got Allergies? Watch This: Pollen Count Is Nothing to Sneeze At!

At long last, it’s spring! But for lots of us, the warm weather brings misery. If you’re sniffly, stuffy, and itchy, Dr. Martin has some easy tips on tackling those spring allergies.

Hand Sanitizer: Does It Work? Find Out in Time for Cold and Flu Season

You've heard the myths. Now get the truth. How effective are hand sanitizers? Dr. Martin has the scoop, and the answer might surprise you.

Bones, Muscles, and Joints

And You Thought Smoking Was Bad for Your Health

Okay, so smoking is still just about the worst thing you can do for your health. But there's a dangerous runner-up in town. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Sole Mates: The High Risk of High Heels

Is there a higher cost to those designer stilettos than just the price tag? Geetha Parachuru explains the long-term health effects of those killer high heels.

5 Foods You Need to Start Eating ... Like, Now

A 40-year-old’s body doesn’t work quite the same as a 25-year-old’s. But you knew that. What you might not know is there are ways to slow the aging process. If you’re approaching — or already smack in the middle of — middle-age, you might want to give this video a watch.

Brain, Spine, and Nervous System

Crazy Cool Advancements in Stroke Treatment: It's All About Getting to the Hospital Quickly

Did you know stroke is the number one cause of long-term disability in the US? Now, some amazing new technology could actually reverse the effects of a stroke. Dr. Martin has the life-saving word.

If You're Not Doing Yoga, You Should Be—Here's Why

There's this misconception that your body has to look a certain why before even trying something like yoga. Breaking news: that's not true! Yoga is great for any age, any stage, and any body. Find out why.

Charley Horses 101: Tell the Pain to Hold Its Horses

Whether it’s a crippling end to your workout, or an agonizing awakening in the middle of the night, charley horses can ruin your day (or night) faster than you can say Mr. Ed. Why are they so common? Can you prevent them? Dr. Ruthie Crider explains.

Testicular Self-Exam: Let's Talk About Your Balls (Yes, Those Balls)

For men ages 15 to 35, testicular cancer is common but highly curable. Early detection is the key to successful recovery. And it’s in your hands. Need a refresher on how to complete a testicular self-exam? Dr. Martin’s here to help.

Trying to Keep That Summer Glow? Tanning Beds Not Worth the Risk

Think indoor tanning is okay now and then? Think again. The CDC reports "people who begin tanning younger than age 35 have a 75% higher risk of melanoma," the deadliest form of skin cancer. Dr. Martin sheds some light on sunlamps.

Just Keep Walking: Study Shows It Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be over, but we're committed to bringing you the latest in breast cancer discoveries -- all year long. Check out Dr. Martin's take on some groundbreaking new research.

The Sweat Life: It's Not the Pits

Ever try to subtly sniff your armpits when nobody's looking or get self-conscious about your sweaty palms? You’re not alone. Geetha Parachuru, MPH, explains the origins of sweat and why some people have more of it than others.

Trying to Keep That Summer Glow? Tanning Beds Not Worth the Risk

Think indoor tanning is okay now and then? Think again. The CDC reports "people who begin tanning younger than age 35 have a 75% higher risk of melanoma," the deadliest form of skin cancer. Dr. Martin sheds some light on sunlamps.

Sex Differences: Pesky Hormones

Yeah, that headline worried us too. Turns out a lot of clinical drug trials exclude women from their studies. Why? To eliminate any responses due to “those pesky hormones” of course! Diana Keough has more.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

And You Thought Smoking Was Bad for Your Health

Okay, so smoking is still just about the worst thing you can do for your health. But there's a dangerous runner-up in town. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Beer! Science Says It's Good for You

Dr. Martin has the buzz on how drinking beer in moderation may offer some surprising benefits to your skeletal and digestive systems. Here's to good health!

What Your Pee Says About Your Health

You can tell a lot about a person from the color and odor of their urine (but it's probably best you stick to monitoring your own). Dr. Martin helps you mind your pees and answers your urine-related Qs.

Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Motion Sickness: All Eyes and Ears

Ever wonder why your head starts spinning and your stomach starts churning when you read in the car? Or why even the thought of a deep sea fishing trip makes you feel queasy? Dr. Martin explains what happens within your body to cause motion sickness and what can be done to prevent it.

Got Allergies? Watch This: Pollen Count Is Nothing to Sneeze At!

At long last, it’s spring! But for lots of us, the warm weather brings misery. If you’re sniffly, stuffy, and itchy, Dr. Martin has some easy tips on tackling those spring allergies.

Guess Which of Your Meds Is Causing Hearing Loss? Trust Us, We're Not Pleased by the News Either

You know that painkiller you take every couple days? Well, turns out acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin may damage your hearing. Thankfully, it is possible to reverse the effects. Pill poppers, listen up!

Eye Care

3 Myths About Your Vision

Chances are you have a misconception or two about what will help or hurt your vision. What are the superfoods for eyesight? And which activities should you avoid? Dr. Martin offers a fresh look at some common myths, to give you a 20/20 view of the truth.

Gastroenterology

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse: That Is the Question This Week…

What do Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce have in common? They’ve all championed a juice cleanse or detox diet. These diets claim you’ll shed pounds fast, but are they healthy? Dr. Martin has the skinny.

What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Your poop can clue you in to what’s going on inside your body. So grab a stool (ew, not that one!) and listen up. And for the love of all that is holy, please turn the fan on.

For Real, Though, How Do You Get Rid of the Hiccups?

And what is a hiccup? Are they dangerous? Do any of those weird tricks we learned as kids to get rid of them even work? All this and more in this week’s Friday Flyer.

Gynecology and Obstetrics

Just Keep Walking: Study Shows It Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be over, but we're committed to bringing you the latest in breast cancer discoveries -- all year long. Check out Dr. Martin's take on some groundbreaking new research.

Thanksgiving Calories? There's an App for That

Technology has ushered in the Quantified Self, a movement that encourages users to track everything from REM sleep patterns to Thanksgiving calories. Can smartphone apps actually make us healthier? Dr. Martin weighs in.

5 Foods You Need to Start Eating ... Like, Now

A 40-year-old’s body doesn’t work quite the same as a 25-year-old’s. But you knew that. What you might not know is there are ways to slow the aging process. If you’re approaching — or already smack in the middle of — middle-age, you might want to give this video a watch.

What Takes 2 Fingers, 60 Seconds, and Might Save Your Life?

Regular checks of your pulse can be life-saving. Here’s our favorite cardiologist on what your pulse rate and rhythm can tell you about your heart.

Kidneys

Where Is Your Sodium Hiding? Hint: It's Not Just in Your Saltshaker

Sodium is hidden in all kinds of foods--from bread to condiments. Excess sodium is linked to a number of health issues, including dementia. So, is sea salt a smarter alternative to table salt?Watch to find out.

What Your Pee Says About Your Health

You can tell a lot about a person from the color and odor of their urine (but it's probably best you stick to monitoring your own). Dr. Martin helps you mind your pees and answers your urine-related Qs.

Obesity and Weight Management

Can Losing Sleep Make You Fat? Fatigue Isn't the Only Side Effect of Sleep Deprivation

Next time you're thinking of staying awake for one more episode, consider this: Studies show sleep deprivation puts you at a greater risk for obesity, stroke, and heart failure. Dr. Martin explains why and gives you tips on how to get more zzz's.

And You Thought Smoking Was Bad for Your Health

Okay, so smoking is still just about the worst thing you can do for your health. But there's a dangerous runner-up in town. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Why the Pounds Just Roll Off Your Husband ... But You Can't Drop an Ounce

Why do men seem to lose weight at the snap of a finger, while women can work their butts off without, well, working their butts off? Diana Keough explains.

Can Losing Sleep Make You Fat? Fatigue Isn't the Only Side Effect of Sleep Deprivation

Next time you're thinking of staying awake for one more episode, consider this: Studies show sleep deprivation puts you at a greater risk for obesity, stroke, and heart failure. Dr. Martin explains why and gives you tips on how to get more zzz's.

Got Allergies? Watch This: Pollen Count Is Nothing to Sneeze At!

At long last, it’s spring! But for lots of us, the warm weather brings misery. If you’re sniffly, stuffy, and itchy, Dr. Martin has some easy tips on tackling those spring allergies.

Wondering Why You're So Tired at Work? Blame It on the Snooze Button

If you thought you were doing yourself a favor by sneaking in some post-alarm sleep, you might want to think again. Diana Keough explains the new meaning behind the phrase, “You snooze, you lose.”

Urology and Prostate

Is It Dangerous To Hold In Your Pee

Whether you’re on a road trip, waiting for your meeting to end or don’t want to miss the best part of the movie – you might want to rethink ignoring nature’s call. Dr. Ruthie Crider explains why.

What Your Pee Says About Your Health

You can tell a lot about a person from the color and odor of their urine (but it's probably best you stick to monitoring your own). Dr. Martin helps you mind your pees and answers your urine-related Qs.