Your Health in the Headlines

Fat or Bald?
A study done in Spain found that 40 percent of married couples would rather their spouse be overweight than bald, and 57 percent of women in the study are not attracted to men with thinning hair.

Take a look at how
E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork, pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears and plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon would look if they were overweight or bald. Tell us which look is more attractive!


"I think you guys looked good bald," OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says.

"I happen to think men who are bald, who just acknowledge that they're balding and don't try to hide it, they look good," Dr. Travis says. "But a lot of men are very self-conscious, because studies like this come out and it's like putting the skewer in there. Some people bald sooner than others, and there's nothing you can do about it."

In the News

The birth of Kourtney Kardashian's baby made headlines when it was reported that during the delivery, the reality star reached down and assisted doctors during the birthing process. The Doctors discuss the safety of this delivery practice.

Can Botox Boost Your Mood?
Botox can eliminate wrinkles, eradicate fine lines and even cure headaches, but new research suggests the cosmetic filler may also boost your mood. A study to be published in the journal Psychological Science claims that Botox injections may delay patients' recognition of anger and sadness around them. Forty first-time Botox patients were read a happy, sad or angry statement and asked to push a button to indicate their comprehension of the statement. The patients took longer to process the sad and angry statements than the happy ones.

"I don't really understand this," Dr. Travis says. "It's an interesting idea, but I will say, I wouldn't go get Botox to better your mood. That's probably not ideal."

"What they're saying is it's working centrally," Dr. Ordon says. "By changing your facial expression, it affects your mood.

"It probably does put you in a better mood if you feel better about the way you look," Dr. Ordon adds. "It's like doing your hair, your teeth, whatever else."

Smart For Life Cookie Diet
Whether he's giving a tour of the colon or performing a colonoscopy on Dr. Jim, gastroenterologist Dr. Jeffrey Sherman is an important contributor to The Doctors. In September, he felt like he needed to lose weight and decided to go on the Smart for Life Cookie Diet, and has lost almost 40 pounds!

Dr. Sherman reveals how the diet works and how his health has improved
since losing weight!

Lori Merritt, a consultant for Smart For Life, explains how the cookie diet can help
you lose weight.

Sauna Dangers
A visit to the sauna can be relaxing, but there are hidden dangers. Find out what you need to know before going in and the maximum time you should spend in the heat.

Stripper Pole Risks
Pole dancing classes are a popular fitness trend, but they can be dangerous, as well. Learn how to stay safe.

Breast-Like Baby Bottle
The Very Hungry bottle by
mimijumi is a 100 percent BPA-free baby bottle that looks like a woman's breast and is intended to help babies transition from breastfeeding to bottle feeding.

"I think a lot of moms, if they are trying to breastfeed and maybe have to use a bottle, they are kind of hesitant, because they don't want to cause nipple confusion," Dr. Jim says. "This might [help].

"But this is kind of new, so just because it looks like a nipple doesn't mean it's going to work just like Mom's nipple," he adds. "So we have to see what the evidence shows after more babies use this."

Dr. Lisa explains that while the Very Hungry bottle may be a good option for parents, breastfeeding is important.

• Breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk shares the dos and don't of breastfeeding

Sex Dangers
The Doctors discuss the risks involved when having anal sex.

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