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Relaxation Pays

Meditation. Yoga. Stress relief. Social support. You know they’re good for you. But now there’s firm evidence that practicing these…

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A Reader’s Plan to Tame Drug Costs

“Because of the current system many treatments that can be safe and effective are ignored because they cannot be patented…

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I Can See Clearly Now: GMO Transparency

October is Non-GMO Month, created by a group that opposes having genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. So…

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If Exercise Were a Pill…

If exercise were a pill, it would be the blockbuster to end all blockbusters. What else can lower your risk…

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Drug Cost Outrage

We’re mad as hell about obscene drug costs, and we’re not going to take it anymore! Truth is, we’re not…

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Cover Your Butt When Hospitalized

If you’ve ever been in the hospital, you know how miserable and undignified the experience can be, right down to…

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Pre-Existing Conditions: Are You at Risk for Being Uninsurable?

The Ugly Truth About Pre-Existing Conditions & Health Insurance Are you overweight? Have you ever had an abnormal mammogram or…

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Deaths By “Wrong Diagnosis” Exceed 40,000/Year

Misdiagnosis: Serious Mistakes More Common than Drug Errors Imagine going to the emergency room with a severe headache and being…

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What Research Reports Really Mean

Understanding the Difference Between Headlines and Hard Facts In Health Research Reporting My daughter recently came home from school with…

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Choosing the Treatment That’s Right for You

Two of my closest friends were recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now, each of them must choose among a variety…

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Do You Really Need Surgery?

If you're considering one of these procedures, you may not need an operation after all Up to 30% of surgical…

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Medical Studies: Don’t Believe Everything the Media Says

When the media reports on medical news, complex research gets reduced to sound bites—which may be misleading. Find a full…