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BOSTON — In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the … more
Q: I was recently diagnosed with an aortic thoracic aneurysm and scheduled for surgery. What are the risks, and can I expect to live a normal life afterward? A: As difficult as it is to hear the … more
We know for a fact that annual mammograms for women starting at age 40 absolutely save lives. But we also now know that for women at higher risk of breast cancer due to family history and other … more
When people talk about harmful stress — the kind that can affect health — they usually point to big, life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one. A growing body of research … more
SEATTLE — Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor's orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now … more
Q: I take medication daily for hypothyroidism and borderline high blood pressure. My question is: Do I benefit from iodide in table salt or should I buy plain salt for cooking? A: Your question … more
It's another one of those silent, but deadly diseases that's readily detectable and ultimately manageable with better self-care and communication between doctors and their patients.Chronic kidney … more
Q: What exactly is the connection between birth control pills and breast cancer? Is the evidence credible? If so, why do so many women still take them — and so many doctors prescribe them? A: … more
There is nothing quite as devastating for many older people as having to leave the comfort of home because of poor health or limited mobility.But a new generation of services and technology is making … more
WASHINGTON — It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these … more
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