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There are many reasons that people avoid exercise. Time is an obvious one. Our lives are already busy - who has time to work out? Money is another common excuse. Gym memberships and equipment can get pricey.People often wonder what type of exercise … more
Q: Ever since the news about lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, I've wondered about the water in my own home. I live in Oklahoma, and our house was built in 1988. Should I be worried? A: You've asked a timely question that, … more
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the … more
WASHINGTON — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.It's still highly experimental, but … more
Q: A recent news report said that diet sodas may be tied to stroke or dementia risk, but it didn't provide a possible cause. What's your take? A: You're referring to a 2017 study published in the journal Stroke. The study followed two groups of … more
NEW YORK — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat … more
Q: I read that you can use your own stem cells to rejuvenate worn-out knees. Does this really work? A: "Worn out" is a good way to term what happens to the knee joint with prolonged use. Let's look at how this happens, starting with cartilage. The … more
The aging of the Baby Boom generation and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity in the larger population have literally opened a stubborn wound — a dramatic increase in the prevalence of chronic wounds that resist basic … more
PASADENA, Calif. — When I arrived for my first mammogram it didn't take long for my sense of secrecy to shatter.Behind the counter were five young women, unoccupied and anxious to help."Andrew Dalton, appointment for 8:45," I say."What for?" … more
You don't want to get to your dying time with regrets. The regrets are worse than the disease that is killing you in terms of letting go of life. I have witnessed this play out in those who are in their dying time. One man, in particular, was … more
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