About: Wendy Braun

Wendy Braun Wendy Braun is the Post medical editor. She often reminds herself that Living Well requires tending to one’s spirit, as well as one’s body.

Posts by Wendy Braun:

Novel Therapy for Back Pain

Osteoporosis may gradually weaken a healthy spine, setting the stage for the potentially debilitating fractures. Until a cure is found, an experimental treatment advance may... More

5 Steps to Healthier Skin

The good news: Too many birthdays do not cause wrinkles or “age” spots. The bad news: Too much sunshine does. Follow these tips from New... More

Diagnosis: Appendicitis

The most common cause of emergency surgery in youngsters is notoriously difficult to diagnose with conventional blood tests and imaging studies such as CT scans... More

Mediterranean Diet Update

While fad diets that favor one food group over another seem to come and go with regularity, one strategy is proving remarkably enduring.... More

Microbes: The Invisible Enemy

A breakthrough finding could lead to new ways of combating hard-to-treat common culprits in food poisonings as well as bacteria that often attack those with... More

Parkinson’s Research Update

Here’s promising news about exercise and genetics from the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.... More

A New Type of Fiber

Food scientists want to set the record straight about carbohydrates—the food group made up of starches, sugar, and fiber.... More

Resistant Starch Products

Hi-maize® resistant starch is found in a growing number of products on the supermarket shelf. With hundreds of studies indicating the fiber source has... More

Getting Personal About Headaches

Headaches are often a nuisance—and occasionally a nightmare. Here are four strategies from experts at the National Headache Foundation (NHF) to help you chart... More

Keep the Beat

Today’s electronic devices for the heart are like “having an emergency room in your chest,” says cardiology consultant Dr. Douglas P. Zipes. Devices such as... More

Step Up to Living Well

Seems we have some work to do when it comes to protecting arguably our most valuable asset—good health. But it’s never too late. And the... More

Spot On: Skin Exams Save Lives

If caught early, 99 percent of the one million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year are curable. The American Academy of Dermatology is urging... More

Research May Lead to Hypertension Cure

An analysis of the genetic blueprints of more than 29,000 participants identifies a number of previously unknown gene variations that are associated with hypertension.... More

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