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Q: My eyes are so dry, they often feel as if I have sand in them. I use drops, but they don't always work. Is there anything else I can do? And will this hurt my vision over time? A: No doubt you're … more
Q: Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed? My son was recently diagnosed with it, but I'm not sure he's taking it seriously enough. A: I understand your concern: Clearly, your son — and everyone with … more
NEW YORK — Their lives began with one of the most dramatic stories of Superstorm Sandy: the evacuation of 32 newborn babies from a major New York City hospital that got flooded and lost power. … 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
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
UTRECHT, Netherlands — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop … more
You won't find gym class on the schedule in upstate New York's Victor school district.What you will see: kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, dance, self-defense, archery and in-line skating … 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
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
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
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