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It's that time of year when we gather around the table with our loved ones and give thanks and then consume 4,500 calories in one day. Wait, 4,500 calories? Really? more
DEAR DOCTOR K >> I think my 4-year-old daughter may have a urinary tract infection. How will it be treated? And what can I do to make sure she doesn't get another one? DEAR READER >> A … more
As the winter months approach, so do the colds, flus and other common illnesses that send you or your children to the doctor's office in search of a cure. Whatever the ailment, many patients or their … more
Whether it's New Year's Eve or any other time of year, and whether you consider yourself a "social drinker," a potential "problem drinker" or a self-acknowledged recovering alcoholic, you may want to do some serious thinking before heading out to … more
Q: If I received the flu shot in September, will I still be protected from the flu in March? A: That's a very good question — and the answer depends, in part, on your current health.The flu season normally lasts from November to March, but it … more
WASHINGTON — Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood.New recommendations for U.S. obstetricians, the latest in a debate over how quick to … more
Q: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic. Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma?A: This is a valid question. Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate the lungs. This particulate matter, in … more
CHICAGO — A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention programs, a study suggests.In the years included in the study, the Melanoma … more
I was recently invited to speak at a Death Cafe in Kingston, N.Y., about grief and the holidays. The Death Cafe is a movement throughout the country where people come together of their own free will to talk about death, loss, end-of-life care, etc. … more
WASHINGTON - "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies, and … more
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