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Want to live longer? Crack open a book

08/19/2016 12:57 PM EDT
Good news: A chapter a day might keep the Grim Reaper away — at least a little longer. 
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Ask Dr. K: Shingles pain can be managed
08/19/2016 12:57 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I've been diagnosed with shingles. What can I take for the pain? Full Story

Health Take-Away: Empathy in health care is a valuable tool
08/19/2016 12:55 PM EDT - To be seen and heard are universal needs. We don't want to be judged, and we don't want our emotions dismissed as if they don't matter. Full Story

Before you give your children a sports drink, hand them an orange instead
08/12/2016 02:58 PM EDT - As temperatures heat up and we sprint through the Olympics, sports-drink marketing is at a fever pitch. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: What is pelvic organ prolapse?
08/12/2016 02:58 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> My doctor checked me out because I was leaking urine. Full Story

Myth vs. Fact: Know the difference between grief, major depression
08/12/2016 02:57 PM EDT - Although grief knows no boundaries in terms of age, if we are fortunate to live decades then we will unfortunately experience grief. Full Story

Health Take-Away: Four bite-sized tips for healthy nutrition
08/06/2016 08:35 AM EDT - Rooted in ancient forms of Buddhist meditation, the practice of mindfulness has come fully into the mainstream of how everyday people manage their physical, emotional and spiritual health. Full Story

ASK DOCTOR K: Memory research advances promising
08/05/2016 12:06 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> How do we make memories, where do our brains store them, and when we lose them, do we lose them forever? Full Story

Medical benefits of flossing teeth unproven
08/05/2016 12:06 PM EDT - HOLMDEL, N.J. >> It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Full Story

What you should bring to your routine physical
07/29/2016 01:35 PM EDT - Whether you're a returning patient or a new one, it's always a good idea to be prepared before heading to a routine physical. Full Story

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Britney Spears mad about Lifetime biopic

Britney Spears insists she's not cooperating with a Lifetime made-for-TV movie that promises to revisit all the ups and downs of her tumultuous professional and personal story.