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Hello again, dear readers, and welcome to the late-summer edition of the letters column. Along with so many of you, we're facing record-breaking heat, high humidity and a few natural disasters. All … more
More than 100,000 U.S. women undergo some form of mastectomy or breast removal each year, and a growing number of them are choosing to have breast reconstruction surgery for very personal reasons, … more
If you ask anyone you know what they're doing to protect themselves against the COVID-19 pandemic, they'll probably recite the same list everyone else has heard: wearing a mask in public, washing … more
Anyone who remembers a parent, grandparent or other relative suffering from varicose veins back in the 20th century might initially feel a sense of dread if they face the prospect of undergoing … more
Hello, dear readers, and welcome to our first letters column of the summer. We've had a lot of mail — thank you! — so we're diving right in. - Let's start with a question regarding two … more
Unwinding with a glass of wine or a "quarantini" might seem like a good way to cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. But for some people, too much alcohol is making the ongoing health crisis … more
Q: I've heard that there's finally a test for Alzheimer's disease, and that it has to do with your eyes. What is it, and how does it work? A: Although researchers continue their search for a … more
At a time when we all feel more vulnerable than ever to the risk of disease and other ills, there's one rapidly growing branch of medicine that's focusing on unlocking the body's own remarkable … more
Hello, dear readers, and thank you for joining us for the continuation of our monthly letters column. We received so many questions related to the coronavirus and COVID-19 that we needed to address … more
Can I get COVID-19 through my eyes or ears? It's possible through the eyes, but not likely through the ears. As with the nose and mouth, doctors say the eyes may be a route of infection if … more

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