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.

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New Hand Therapy

A unanimous decision by an FDA advisory committee on September 16, 2009, paves the way for full approval of a novel and noninvasive treatment to More

H1N1: Can You Minimize Your Risk?

Leading experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration offer the following advice More

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

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