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Medical Counter-Wisdom for Everyday Life

Many things we do to heal ourselves and stay healthy are based not on modern science but on outdated ­theories…

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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…

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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…

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Poison Ivy Alert

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

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Generic Drugs: They’re Not as Safe as You Think

Every year, doctors in the US write nearly six billion prescriptions...

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Beware of the Hospitalist System of Care: What You Need to Know When You Are in the Hospital

Three-quarters of patients today are cared for by a group of rotating “hospitalists”—not their own doctors. This system may be good for hospitals, but it is not providing the...

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While People Die from Overdoses, Doctors Are Running Short of Opioids

Did you know that there actually is an opioid shortage? And no one is talking about it—until now. In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator, Dr. David Sherer discusses with Bo...

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Prednisone: Overprescribed, Misused and Misunderstood—What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

While there is a place for prednisone, the drug is being overprescribed at an alarming rate, putting patients at risk for dangerous side effects while rarely solving the underlying...

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What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About his Medical Training

Western, or “allopathic,” medicine is defined as a system in which medical professionals treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation or surgery. In short, we’re treati...

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Make the Most of Your Doctors’ Appointments

Patients frequently voice their frustrations at having only a brief window of time—often just minutes—to communicate all of their health…