Get Back at Bacne
Dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee examines Sara, who says she's had acne on her back for 15 years. Dr. Lee explains that bacne is a common condition, often caused by hormones, especially in women.
Balancing Hormones Naturally
Hormone imbalance often occurs before and during menopause, but many women want to avoid the risks of hormone replacement therapies. Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph Pinzone reveals the top five surprising practices that could be disrupting the balance of your hormones and shares natural ways to help restore balance.
Candace Cameron Bure, known for her role as D.J. Tanner on the TV show Full House, talks with Dr. Rachael about family, fitness, faith and her run on Dancing with the Stars.
Power of Mindfulness
After TV producer Mark Koberg was diagnosed with HIV, he says he dealt with the condition medically but not emotionally. After a year, the emotional burden took a toll on his health, and doctors told him he had to reduce his stress. Mark turned to mindful-based stress reduction.
"Mindfulness is being in the present moment instead of constantly either rehashing the past or rehearsing the future. We're saying, 'But what is it like right now?' Because right now, things are often OK," explains Dr. Christiane Wolf, director of mindful-based stress reduction at Insights LA.
Advocates say mindful-based stress reduction can help people better manage stress, fear, anger, anxiety and depression. For Mark, the practice led him to change careers and launch a lifestyle brand that encourages mindful meditation.
Dr. Rachael says one study has found that meditation can be about as effective as anti-depressant medications for depression and anxiety.
Dr. Travis says that finding a place or activity that allows you to be mindful and meditate on a daily basis can have huge benefits for your emotional health, as well as your physical health.
When Rhiannon was 2 years old, she went to a birthday party, where she played in a jump castle. The next day, her knees were swollen to the size of grapefruits, and she later reverted to crawling instead of walking. A rheumatologist eventually diagnosed her with juvenile arthritis. While most people consider arthritis to be a condition associated with older people, about 294,000 children under 18 have arthritis or rheumatic conditions.
"We had no idea that kids could get arthritis," Rhiannon's mom, Katy, says. "It's hard to know that this is something she's going to have to deal with for the rest of her life."
Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune condition. The immune cells attack the membranes that line the joints, causing swelling, stiffness, pain and fever. The eyes and skin also can be affected.
There is no cure, but arthritis often can be managed with a combination of oral medications, injections and lifestyle changes.
• For more information, about juvenile arthritis and the Walk to Cure Arthritis, visit the Arthritis Foundation website.
Dr. Ross and Dr. Travis share some of the latest weight loss trends that could help you slim down and get healthy this summer.
"When it comes to being healthy, the No. 1 thing is just committing. Making a commitment to eating healthier foods for the rest of your life," Dr. Travis says. "Going from a vicious cycle to a virtuous cycle."
• Dr. Mike Moreno partnered with The Doctors' executive producer Jay McGraw on the 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition .