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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
Dear Readers: Welcome to the launch of a new column - "Ask the Doctors." Together with a colleague, we take over for "Ask Doctor K," in which Dr. Anthony Komaroff dispensed timely advice and guidance to readers. We plan to continue in this same … more
WASHINGTON - Breaking a sweat? Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test those droplets while people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health and fitness. The experimental gadget goes well … more
Susan grew up in a family of mixed cultural heritage. One parent is Italian, while the other is a combination of English, Irish and German. Growing up, she noticed her parents' responses to illness were very different. Her father was careful to … more
DEAR DOCTOR K: You recently wrote about e-cigarettes not being safe for teens. What about hookahs? I don't completely understand what they are. Are they OK for my teen? I think he might be smoking them. DEAR READER: A hookah is a water pipe … more
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
The celebration of Thanksgiving is much more than an American ritual, a once-a-year gathering of our families around the dinner table. Thanksgiving is a powerful symbol of the healing effects of gratitude in our everyday lives. It shifts our focus … more
The most amazing day of the year is upon us. I think about it months in advance. Aside from being with family, bumping butts in the kitchen while cooking and yelling at the television (depending on how my Dallas Cowboys do), eating dinner is the … more
BENNINGTON - When someone or a family is effected by substance abuse or alcohol addiction, it may sometimes be difficult to locate necessary resources. At "Connecting the Dots: Prevention, Treatment, Recovery and Families," various regional … more
Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing and too many people taking too many pills for a problem that few people truly have. The nutrient … more
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