Recent trends in health care have made it harder for some people to navigate the system and get the care they need. To make things easier and provide continuity of care, several types of services are filling the void. Dr. Daniel Gaitan, a personalized care physician, says the ‘concierge phys…

Keeping fit greatly improves a man’s chances of staying healthy. We asked area trainers and exercise specialists to give us their best tips for men’s fitness at various ages. Greg Brighton of Advance Home Fitness, Craig Marcacci of CM Fitness and Jeremy Koerber of the BJC WellAware Center pr…

Sometimes it’s fun to fly by the seat of your pants. But when it comes to your health, it’s best to create a plan in consultation with an expert. For most, the best place to start is with your primary- care physician. “It’s important to meet with your doctor to discuss your health and fitnes…

It’s tempting to blame our weight problems on a slow metabolism, even as we pop another potato chip into our mouth. The truth is, a faulty metabolism rarely is to blame for being overweight. In fact, our bodies are just too efficient for our own good.

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and physicians agree that understanding what cholesterol really is and why we should pay attention it to are important steps toward a heart-healthy life.

Summer vacation has ended, the kids are back in school and trips to the beach are over. However, those hours spent outdoors under the brutal sun have wreaked havoc on your face, and your upcoming schedule is booked full of events where you want to look your very best. With a variety of skin …

In 1998, the respected medical journal The Lancet published a study by Dr. Andrew Wakefield that caused an uproar. The article presented evidence of a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism in children. In fear, some parents chose to withhold the vaccine from their…

Eating disorders used to be a concern reserved for parents of teenage girls, but that’s no longer the case. As more and more children—both boys and girls—develop eating disorders at younger ages, parents must add this to their pantheon of potential problems.

When it comes to wrinkles, it’s easier to prevent than erase these early signs of aging. Procedures ranging from laser resurfacing to Botox to dermal fillers are available weapons in the war on wrinkles, but no one can ignore the importance of a good skin care regimen and top-notch products …

Wrinkles come in many forms, settle in many places on the face and are caused by several common aging processes. Just as there’s no single type of wrinkle, there’s no one perfect solution. However, almost as many approaches to minimizing them are available as there are types of wrinkles them…