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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
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Melissa Prouty pores over patient charts at her Bennington office, and clearly has a lot on her mind these days. Her thoughts are not just on her work as a family nurse practitioner, but also as a mother who is starting to … more
Q: Just how bad is it to give kids fruit juice before they turn 1? A: Fruit juice has been touted as "part of a nutritious breakfast" for years. As a child, I was told that juice was good for me, providing me with vitamin C. After all, it was a … more
UTRECHT, Netherlands — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop … more
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