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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
CHICAGO — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.It's the largest update on … more
It was barely 20 years ago that a new specialty emerged in medicine, a unique class of specially-trained physicians, called hospitalists, who were wholly dedicated to in-hospital care. Today, hospitalists represent the fastest growing specialty in … 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
Millions of people experience irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives. Most often, they are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease. However, some abnormal rhythms can indicate life-threatening … more
Wilhelmina Delco learned to swim at 80. Harold Berman is in his 67th year practicing law. Mildred Walston spent 76 years on the job at a candy company. And brothers Joe and Warren Barger are finding new spots in their homes for the gold medals … more
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