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NEW YORK — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat … more
Q: I read that you can use your own stem cells to rejuvenate worn-out knees. Does this really work? A: "Worn out" is a good way to term what happens to the knee joint with prolonged use. Let's look at how this happens, starting with cartilage. The … more
The aging of the Baby Boom generation and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity in the larger population have literally opened a stubborn wound — a dramatic increase in the prevalence of chronic wounds that resist basic … more
PASADENA, Calif. — When I arrived for my first mammogram it didn't take long for my sense of secrecy to shatter.Behind the counter were five young women, unoccupied and anxious to help."Andrew Dalton, appointment for 8:45," I say."What for?" … more
You don't want to get to your dying time with regrets. The regrets are worse than the disease that is killing you in terms of letting go of life. I have witnessed this play out in those who are in their dying time. One man, in particular, was … more
Q: Is there any treatment besides surgery that can reliably help an older man urinate when he is experiencing difficulty due to prostate enlargement? A: This common problem becomes all the more common as men get older. In fact, 40 to 50 percent of … more
Q: How bad are trans fats really? Seems hard to believe that simply banning them in restaurants could cut heart attacks and strokes, as a recent study suggests. A: First, let's start with hydrogenation, a process that adds hydrogen to the fats found … more
With all the talk of health care reform dominating the news and halls of government for the better part of the last decade, much can be done to help wellness without fancy legislation, or costing billions of dollars. Doctors at the grass-roots of … more
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for … more
Q: My daughter always gives my grandson her cellphone to play with — and he's only 18 months old. I read that this can cause speech delays. How serious is the risk? Does it stunt children in other ways? A: The allure of the screen is powerful. … more
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