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The recent U.S. outbreak of measles, a childhood infection declared eliminated here 19 years ago, reawakens us to the deceptive persistence of such viruses and the importance of continuing to … more
NEW YORK — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity.Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in … more
Q: My boyfriend laughs when I turn down the car stereo when I'm trying to find a new address, but I've seen his dad do the same thing when he's changing lanes on the freeway. Why does the quiet make … more
As everyday Americans, particularly young adults, seem to become more preoccupied with themselves and less focused on others, certain acts of caring and social responsibility, such as donating blood, … more
Q: I'm a 66-year-old man whose right knee really hurts from arthritis. My sister keeps talking about something called prolotherapy. What is it, and can it help? A: Prolotherapy is an injection-based … more
Q: I just turned 55 and have noticed that I get winded faster these days when I go running. Does getting older affect how much air your lungs can hold? Is there any way to increase it? A: Yes, aging … more
Q: I just started my first post-college job, which I love. Nevertheless, I've been feeling really stressed and anxious. My boyfriend says stress can affect your health. What can I do? A: First, … more
Sneezing. Sniffling. Coughing.There's not much you can do to stop the common cold except wait it out. But a new study published in Nature Microbiology may have lit the path to discovering a drug that … more
HOUSATONIC — When is being “driven” exhilarating, inspiring, and nourishing? When it’s in the passionate mind and the heart of Craig Bero, the creator of Pleasant and Main … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Otha Day has advanced degrees in piano performance and piano pedagogy; he has performed as a solo pianist and with orchestras and ensembles in both classical and jazz genres. But … more

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