Policy & Industry

American Spending on Yoga, Echinacea and Acupuncture

According to data released this week tracking Americans’ out-of-pocket spending on health care, each year we fork out some $33.9 billion for “complementary and alternative medicine” — everything ranging from acupuncture and massage therapy to yoga and herbal supplements. The nearly $40 billion in spending represents just 1.5% of …

Can Surgery Cure Migraines?

A new study claims that surgery — plastic surgery, no less — has the potential to cure migraines. Of 49 patients who underwent the new treatment (similar to a traditional forehead lift), more than half reported their migraines were completely gone — eliminated. In total, 83% said their migraine frequency had declined by at least half.

Welcome to the Wellness Blog

Staying on top of medical studies, mental and physical fitness tips, and breaking health news can be time consuming, and often confusing. On TIME.com’s Wellness Blog, health reporters Laura Blue and Tiffany Sharples do that for you — and then some. They make sense of new trends in fitness and diet, keep you up to speed on the medical …

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