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Sharp Health News

Top 10 health stories of 2016

Dec. 30, 2016

Top 10 health stories of 2016

Many of us turn to "Dr. Google" when we feel a new pain or strange sensation, or when we have a health question we might be too embarrassed to ask.

Sharp HealthCare launched Sharp Health News in 2015 to provide a trusted source of health information on a wide range of topics, featuring Sharp doctors, nurses, dietitians and other experts.

These were the 10 most popular Sharp Health News stories of 2016.

1. P.U.: the 5 gassiest foods
Passing gas means that your body is doing its job of breaking down food. But not all foods are digested equally. Here are the 5 most common sources of excess gas.

2. Acetaminophen vs. ibuprofen (infographic)
Which pain medication should you use, and when? Follow our guide to decide which medication is best for you.

3. First fecal transplant performed at Sharp Grossmont
Where antibiotics fail, a fecal transplant — also known as bacteriotherapy — offers new hope for C. diff colitis patients.

4. Which sleep position is best for you? (infographic)
Do you ever wake up with back or neck pain due to the way you slept the night before? Find out how your sleeping position can affect your overall health.

5. An incredible ER story (video)
When Conrad arrived in the ER, he was near death. Find out how doctors used an unconventional technique to help save his life.

6. 5 ways to tell your baby's sex — scientific or silly?
Pregnant women who hope to determine the sex of their baby may find more silly fun than science in old wives' tales.

7. 5 tests or treatments you don't need
Sharp Rees-Stealy is committed to reducing unnecessary tests and treatments by 20 percent through the Choosing Wisely® patient education program.

8. 4 myths about sleep (infographic)
Dr. Victoria Sharma, medical director of the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, debunks the 4 common sleep myths keeping you up at night.

9. Vitamin D: 'cure-all' or 'all talk'?
From aiding in weight loss to fighting depression, some think vitamin D can do everything. Our expert sets the record straight.

10. When to buy organic
The 12 fruits and veggies you should consider buying organic or growing yourself.

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