- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Hepatitis C and baby boomers
Millions of baby boomers have the hepatitis C virus and don't know it. Highly effective treatment is available, so get tested.
Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters
Guys, carrying extra weight around your middle can be risky. Find out how much belly fat is too much and how to get rid of it.
Nutrition-wise: Pumpkins are good for more than carving
Pumpkins are much more than decorations. They're delicious when roasted and are packed with nutrients.
Food allergies and asthma: Is there a connection?
It's common for people with food allergies to have asthma as well. Find out more.
Ovary removal (oophorectomy): A risk factor for dementia?
More research is needed, but ovary removal dramatically lowers estrogen, which may protect your brain.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Considering a complementary treatment?
If you're considering any type of complementary treatment, follow this checklist: 1. Gather information about the treatment. Look for websites that use qualified health professionals to create and review the information. 2. Find and evaluate treatment providers. Ask your doctor for a referral. 3. Check your attitude. Learn to be open-minded and skeptical at the same time. 4. Discuss your choices with your doctor.