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It not just a gut feeling. It's gut science. A rapidly growing body of research into the vast ecosystem of bacteria which reside in our digestive systems — our guts — is teaching us a … more
Q: How is one screened for/diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia? What type of doctors does one see? What sorts of tests do they run? It runs in my family, and lately I've been … more
I love the changing seasons and all the fun one can have in the snow, but it is no fun sitting at home with a cold. Most Americans catch two to four colds per year (children slightly more), but there … more
Q: How about a warning about the effect of too many vitamins? One example: B6. I recently checked my daily vitamin formula and found that it had more than twice the recommended B6. This is on top of … more
Headaches are a common ailment — so common, perhaps, that many of us just accept them as part of life."When I do routine physicals, I'll ask about headaches," says Michael Munger, a … more
Q: I know that colonoscopies are more thorough than the at-home DNA stool test for colon cancer. But how much better? I have such a terrible time with anesthesia and gas. Both make me nauseated for … more
It's the number-one cause of preventable death in the U.S., and yet, 55 million people over the age of 11 in this country continue to smoke. Of those smokers, more than 35 million express a desire to … more
It seems every few weeks another challenge takes social media by storm.Some, like the Ice Bucket Challenge, promote a cause. Others, like the bottle-flipping craze, are benign. But then there are … more
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