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Q: My daughter had the chickenpox vaccine as a child, so she never had chickenpox. She's now an adult. Should she get a booster? A: That's an excellent question. The chickenpox (Varicella) vaccination has been widely used in the United States since … more
You want to get fit in 2017, but how? The ultimate squat challenge, or perhaps a mud race? Maybe Crossfit, or, on the other hand, mindful yoga practice sounds nice, too.The fitness industry is ever-evolving, making it more difficult, and often … more
The holidays can be a time of great joy, bringing back cherished memories - and creating new ones in our lives - as we gather with our loved ones to celebrate. But the holidays also can be a time of great emotional and physical stress for any number … more
WASHINGTON - "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies, and … more
I was recently invited to speak at a Death Cafe in Kingston, N.Y., about grief and the holidays. The Death Cafe is a movement throughout the country where people come together of their own free will to talk about death, loss, end-of-life care, etc. … more
Dear Readers: Welcome to the launch of a new column - "Ask the Doctors." Together with a colleague, we take over for "Ask Doctor K," in which Dr. Anthony Komaroff dispensed timely advice and guidance to readers. We plan to continue in this same … more
WASHINGTON - Breaking a sweat? Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test those droplets while people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health and fitness. The experimental gadget goes well … more
Susan grew up in a family of mixed cultural heritage. One parent is Italian, while the other is a combination of English, Irish and German. Growing up, she noticed her parents' responses to illness were very different. Her father was careful to … more
DEAR DOCTOR K: You recently wrote about e-cigarettes not being safe for teens. What about hookahs? I don't completely understand what they are. Are they OK for my teen? I think he might be smoking them. DEAR READER: A hookah is a water pipe … more
The celebration of Thanksgiving is much more than an American ritual, a once-a-year gathering of our families around the dinner table. Thanksgiving is a powerful symbol of the healing effects of gratitude in our everyday lives. It shifts our focus … more
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