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Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.Those … more
WASHINGTON — Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a … more
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Pledges by college students to eschew drugs and alcohol are old hat. Now they're meditating, working out, practicing yoga, eating healthfully, and at least one school, the … more
Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year.Growing labor expenses and sicker patients helped push … more
Q: I graduated from college last spring, and I just got my first full-time job, which I love. But it means that I'm sitting for more than eight or nine hours a day, and I hate it. Would one of those … more
Recently, after an appointment with an ENT doctor, I returned to my car and cried. He talked about my sinuses as if he was plumber and I a sink with a broken faucet that he could not simply turn off. I felt hopeless and uncared for. The experience … more
BOSTON — Here's a novel way to enjoy autumn in New England: While the trees are dropping their leaves, you can be shedding some pounds.Activate the "Health" app on your iPhone (it's standard and has a simple red heart icon); don a light … more
When it happens, it's often front-page news: a high school athlete, a rising national sports star or another seemingly healthy person suddenly collapses and dies, saddening and mystifying everyone. The culprit, almost always, is a previously … more
Q: At our last checkups, my husband's LDL was 147, and his HDL was 70. He doesn't know his total cholesterol. My LDL was 157, my HDL 77, and my total cholesterol was 254. But only my husband was … more
SAN DIEGO — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. … more
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