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The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a … more
As healthcare systems, hospitals and communities throughout the U.S. continue to address the often uphill challenge of improving population health, more and more are looking to the turnkey packages … more
Q: My pharmacist recently told me I could get a flu shot, even though I have an egg allergy. Is this true? A: You're smart to ask, especially now. As the current flu season illustrates, the influenza … more
The standard prescription for flu is to stay home and rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep pain and fever under control with over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen.But this flu season has been a … more
The roar of a jet plane, the rumble of a big rig, that shrill scream from the siren of a speeding emergency vehicle:The common but loud noises that keep you awake at night and agitate you throughout … more
Q: I recently read about a sugar additive being linked to the rise of a killer bug. What is this additive, how do I avoid it, and how serious is the threat?A: Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a … more
TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised … more
It not just a gut feeling. It's gut science. A rapidly growing body of research into the vast ecosystem of bacteria which reside in our digestive systems — our guts — is teaching us a … more
Q: How is one screened for/diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia? What type of doctors does one see? What sorts of tests do they run? It runs in my family, and lately I've been … more
I love the changing seasons and all the fun one can have in the snow, but it is no fun sitting at home with a cold. Most Americans catch two to four colds per year (children slightly more), but there … more
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