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Quay Snyder flies more than 130 times a year on commercial flights. As an aerospace medicine specialist, pilot and flight instructor, he feels perfectly safe in the air. But after each flight, to put … more
An increasingly diverse population of Americans is coming through the doors of our hospitals every day, speaking different languages, reflecting different cultures and having very different … more
Bernice Belcher couldn't get out of bed.It wasn't that she was tired — she'd had a good night's sleep. But every time the 77-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, tried to get up, she became so dizzy … more
Ann Dieffenbach got her first shot of the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, on Feb. 25 at her CVS pharmacy in suburban Washington. It's a two-injection series, the second shot recommended two to six … more
Q: My 40-year-old grandson has just been diagnosed with celiac disease after months of feeling poorly and being underweight. What's next? Where can he go for guidance and what should he do? I want to … more
It's vacation season, and we all agree we should take a break from work. But that doesn't mean we should take a break from working out. Working out is a great habit that, once broken, can be hard to … more
Q: I recently began running again after a six-year hiatus. My only problem is that my heels hurt after I run — so much so that I limp for a few minutes the next morning until my body adjusts. … more
"I would hope that within a very few years . . . instead of this being a seven-day wonder this will become a fairly commonplace affair." Those prescient words were spoken by Robert Edwards, a … more
CHICAGO — Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after decades of failures. An experimental therapy slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who got … more
Q: My husband's doctor prescribed finasteride to treat his enlarged prostate, and he's been taking it for years. Gradually, the side effects became noticeable, specifically erectile dysfunction. … more
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