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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
Q: My 83-year-old mother has advanced osteoporosis. She and I recently read several articles touting the benefits of vitamin K2. Does it help strengthen bones? If so, what is the recommended daily dose? Are there side effects? A: Vitamin K is … more
It's one the most common human fears and phobias of all, particularly for those of us beyond our 20s, as we remember the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of going to the dentist in our childhood. The big needle. The high-pitched whirr and … more
NEW YORK — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.Vaccine experts think the results … more
There are many reasons that people avoid exercise. Time is an obvious one. Our lives are already busy - who has time to work out? Money is another common excuse. Gym memberships and equipment can get pricey.People often wonder what type of exercise … more
Q: Ever since the news about lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, I've wondered about the water in my own home. I live in Oklahoma, and our house was built in 1988. Should I be worried? A: You've asked a timely question that, … more
UTRECHT, Netherlands — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop … more
Q: Just how bad is it to give kids fruit juice before they turn 1? A: Fruit juice has been touted as "part of a nutritious breakfast" for years. As a child, I was told that juice was good for me, providing me with vitamin C. After all, it was a … more
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Melissa Prouty pores over patient charts at her Bennington office, and clearly has a lot on her mind these days. Her thoughts are not just on her work as a family nurse practitioner, but also as a mother who is starting to … more
Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.Those … more
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