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SANDISFIELD —  “I’m a wave rider,” says Benjamin Luxon. “I ride the waves life has sent my way.” more
Q: I just read that a coronavirus vaccine won't be ready until at least next year. How do vaccines work? And why do they take so long to make? A: When measured against the catastrophe of the … more
Q: Now that it's harder see a doctor or go to the emergency room, I want to beef up our first-aid kit. What should we have on hand? A: We're big fans of maintaining a well-stocked first-aid kit … more
Hello again, dear readers, and thank you for joining us for this month's letters column. It's a difficult and challenging time, and we're more grateful than ever for the community that has sprung up … more
PITTSFIELD — Dr. Jeremy Stoepker was only in elementary school when his father, a gay rights activist, was diagnosed with AIDS. Doctors initially told Stoepker's father that he had a year to … more
Q: I was recently diagnosed with chondrocalcinosis, which is quite painful. I know it's similar to gout, though it is due to calcium crystals rather than urea. What treatments can help with pain? I … 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
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
Marjorie Cohan biked across the state of Missouri on the nation’s longest continuous bike trail this summer. Andy Plumer traveled to Europe and Japan to consult on … 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

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