Angelique desperately wanted a child – but her dream pregnancy was marred by scary news. Angelique’s pediatrician said Sophie had dwarfism, but something about the diagnosis didn’t seem to fit. Angelique took her baby to a specialist who identified Sophie’s condition as Congenital Femoral Deficiency, a rare birth defect in which a baby’s femurs fail to develop normally.
Journalist and author Maria Shriver joins The Doctors to talk about the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, which she founded. “My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2003, and there was very little known about the disease then. Maria notes that Alzheimer’s is increasingly a women’s disease.
At the New Year, Ali and Juliana wanted to get back into shape and feel better about their health and fitness. Ali told The Doctors, “I’m willing to put in the hard work, but I just need somebody to tell me what to do.” They agreed to do celebrity trainer Lacey Stone’s “Eight Weeks to Change” program -- which is part The Stone Method -- addressing three areas: mental, physical, and food. Lacey, who is the trainer on "Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian," coaches the women through five-day-a-week workouts.
Nearly one in three American adults will experience an outbreak of herpes zoster, also called shingles, at some point in their lives. Most will get the viral illness—which brings a blistery rash...
Nearly 20 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million are at risk for developing it. Jane Ann says that a new program has done just that for her. Jane Ann was diagnosed with diabetes 15 years ago, when she weighed almost 300 pounds.
PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA) is a little-known disorder, but it affects about two million people in the U.S. Those affected are subject to sudden episodes of uncontrollable laughing or crying unrelated to their actual feelings. Dyanna suffered a stroke five years ago. UCLA Professor of Psychiatry and Aging Dr. Gary Small joins The Doctors to explain PBA.
Psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow has helped countless guests to The Doctors deal with difficult and painful events. Now he reveals his own family’s struggle with his brother David’s strokes. “He was a really happy kid, he was a really smart kid,” says Dr. Dow.
Diamond, who had a beard due to hormonal imbalances caused by polycystic ovary syndrome, returns to show off her new look! Diamond was distressed by her facial hair – ashamed to go out, and depressed by her appearance. Now she’s received laser hair removal treatments and her shaving days are over!
Ob/Gyn Dr. Nita Landry is no fan of healthy food – but will she be won over by ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork’s super-nutritious guacamole?
Could you suffer from narcolepsy – and not even know it!? Learn the truth about a disease that affects about 200,000 people in the U.S. Sufferers can experience excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, muscle weakness, hallucinations when falling asleep or waking up, and disrupted sleep. • Do people with narcolepsy sleep all the time?
Aerobic exercise, resistance training (such as weight lifting), and tai chi can all boost brain function in people older than 50, concludes a review published today in the British Journal of Spor...
Mumps is on the rise in some parts of the U.S., and some public-health professionals are wondering whether the current vaccine is working as well as it needs to. Cases of mumps hit a 10-year high...