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The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a … more
As healthcare systems, hospitals and communities throughout the U.S. continue to address the often uphill challenge of improving population health, more and more are looking to the turnkey packages … more
Q: My pharmacist recently told me I could get a flu shot, even though I have an egg allergy. Is this true? A: You're smart to ask, especially now. As the current flu season illustrates, the influenza … more
The standard prescription for flu is to stay home and rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep pain and fever under control with over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen.But this flu season has been a … more
The roar of a jet plane, the rumble of a big rig, that shrill scream from the siren of a speeding emergency vehicle:The common but loud noises that keep you awake at night and agitate you throughout … more
Q: I recently read about a sugar additive being linked to the rise of a killer bug. What is this additive, how do I avoid it, and how serious is the threat?A: Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a … more
TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised … 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
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