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People who don't get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday.The … more
As sure as the first fall frost and the snowflakes that soon will follow, the 2017-2018 flu season is just around the corner, and it's not too early to get vaccinated against influenza (flu), a … more
Thanksgiving for many American families is the start of a 40-day marathon of food-focused gatherings that please the palate, but widen the waistline and are hard on our health. We surround ourselves … more
Q: Are there any benefits to testosterone therapy for older men who have osteoporosis of the spine and hip? I understand that it comes with an increased chance of prostate cancer. A: These are smart … more
CHICAGO — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative … more
There is a term used in the field of thanatology called "mortality salience." It comes out of a theory called "Terror Management Theory" that American social psychologists proposed based on the … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has extended the tots' lives, and some began to roll over, … more
It has been nearly seven years since Sarah Hughes had pre-eclampsia, but she still remembers the anguish of missing her newborn's first three days of life when this pregnancy complication sent her … 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
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