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Wellness

Raspy Voice? Wheezing? Problem Swallowing? It Could Be Your Vocal Cords

Unless you make your living from your voice, chances are you r­arely think about your vocal cords. But that’s a…

Generic Medicine

7 Tips for Finding Reliable Health Info Online

It’s tempting to ask Doctor Google for advice given how costly and ­annoying the health-care world is. But a recent…

Mental Health

A New Direction in Depression Research

The treatment of depression has improved dramatically over the last half-century. The introduction of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in…

Health Care Providers

A Shortage of Doctors and Nurses

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a growing shortage of doctors and nurses across America. The problem was particularly…

Diet & Nutrition

Pollution Protection

No matter where you live, you’re likely exposed to pollutants such as heavy metals, pesticides, phthalates, and flame retardants. Scientists…

Caregiving

The Promise of Palliative Care

Palliative care can significantly improve the quality of life for people living with serious illnesses. This care provides life-changing relief…

Generic Medicine

The Cardiologist’s View: Care for your heart like a Nobel-prize-winning physician

For months, I had been feeling pressure in my chest after running. As a cardiologist, I should have instantly recognized…

Generic Medicine

Poison Ivy Alert

Summer is finally here, and Mother Nature is calling you outside. Long walks in nature, trips to the local forest…

Wellness

Self-Care for Asymptomatic COVID-19

Many people getting COVID tests so they can travel or because they have been exposed to others with ­COVID are…

Diseases & Conditions

Kidney-Stone Prevention Plan

It’s summertime, the season of peak sunshine and warmth, and, for most of us, that’s a good thing. For an…

Wellness

Exercise Makes the Heart Resilient

Regular exercise and increased aerobic fitness are widely recommended by the American Heart Association, and for good reasons. Moderate-to-vigorous physical…

Brain Health

Keeping Your Brain Sharp

Brain fog. Senior moments. Alzheimer’s disease. At nearly every stage of adult life, memory and cognition top the list of…

Mental Health

5 Surprising Causes of Hidden Stress …and How to Overcome Them

We’ve all had nights when we collapse into bed after a stressful day of juggling work, family, caretaking and more.…

Common Threads

How to Keep A Loved One Safe When They’re in the Hospital

Here we go again… the phone rings, and an elderly relative has fallen and is being taken by ambulance to…

Health Care Providers

How to Make Sense of Hospital Pricing

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) was enacted in 2010, one of its major provisions was requiring hospitals…