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Q: I recently read that patients of younger doctors have a lower risk of death than patients of older doctors. How could this be? Don't older doctors have more experience? A: I was fortunate when I started my practice in internal medicine to be … more
WASHINGTON — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it's time they learn.Sepsis is the body's out-of-control reaction to an infection. By … more
Millions of Americans try their hardest every day to escape their unhealthy lifestyles and get themselves onto a path of regular exercise, healthy weight, better diets and a genuine personal commitment to their physical and emotional well-being. … more
Q When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I've heard it discussed, but don't know much about it.A As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland. You have four of them, two on each side, behind the … more
Silence is the leading cause of a seriously overlooked health crisis in America — men are living sicker and dying younger than women at a rising rate. A century ago, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Today, men, on average, … more
Q: I have heard that turmeric supplements work quite well in an anti-inflammatory capacity, with less risk than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What are your thoughts on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory supplement? A: The turmeric powder found … more
New England states are experiencing a high prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. In 2015, Vermont experienced the highest incidence of Lyme disease per population (CDC, 2015 and 2016). This year, the anticipated rate of tick … more
Diana Nyad — the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida — has another big dream. It doesn't involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile journey that took her 53 hours. Instead, it involves millions of feet, which Nyad wants to see stride across every state in America. more
Q: A friend suggested I try MSM crystals for arthritis. What are they, and do they work? If they do, where can I find them?A: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound naturally found in plants such as Brussels sprouts, … more
The National Weather Service recently officially adjusted heat indexes in New England to more accurately portray the risk to residents, who are used to lower average temperatures year round than in other areas of the country. Heat index, also known … more
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