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Q: What can be done for normal pressure hydrocephalus? My dad was diagnosed with this condition six months ago after developing severe gait problems, urinary urgency and memory issues. He has a few … more
WASHINGTON — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, … more
Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.Those … more
WASHINGTON — Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a … more
NEW YORK — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.Vaccine experts think the results … more
It's one the most common human fears and phobias of all, particularly for those of us beyond our 20s, as we remember the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of going to the dentist in our childhood. The big needle. The high-pitched whirr and … more
Q: My 83-year-old mother has advanced osteoporosis. She and I recently read several articles touting the benefits of vitamin K2. Does it help strengthen bones? If so, what is the recommended daily dose? Are there side effects? A: Vitamin K is … more
BOSTON — Here's a novel way to enjoy autumn in New England: While the trees are dropping their leaves, you can be shedding some pounds.Activate the "Health" app on your iPhone (it's standard and has a simple red heart icon); don a light … more
When it happens, it's often front-page news: a high school athlete, a rising national sports star or another seemingly healthy person suddenly collapses and dies, saddening and mystifying everyone. The culprit, almost always, is a previously … more
Recently, after an appointment with an ENT doctor, I returned to my car and cried. He talked about my sinuses as if he was plumber and I a sink with a broken faucet that he could not simply turn off. I felt hopeless and uncared for. The experience … more
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