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May is Stroke Awareness Month. This is the second of a two-part series on stroke. Part one, which focused on how to prevent a stroke, appeared in The Berkshire Eagle on May 7Stroke can be a very … more
Q: I recently had blood work done, and now my doctor says my liver enzymes are too high. How can I lower them? I have no symptoms, so I was surprised. I have never consumed alcoholic beverages, nor … more
Two years ago, Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage almost died when she was ejected from her car during a crash in Texas. Afterward, when she woke up in the hospital, … more
When Samantha Hess's marriage ended five years ago, she felt she was lacking a basic human need: Physical touch. As a woman in her late 20s living in Portland, Oregon, she found plenty of men … more
Q: I recently read that a modified Pap smear has the potential to show early warning signs of ovarian and endometrial cancers, as well as cervical cancer. How accurate is this test, and when might it … more
Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Every three to four minutes, someone dies from stroke. … more
Q: My doctor wants me to take amiodarone for my heart. But the potential side effects scare the heck out of me: possible death, permanent blindness, liver problems, thyroid problems. Should I do … more
You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day … more
From the mailbox: - We always learn from your letters, and this time it's food scientist Bob Hutkins from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who helped out. Writing about the finer points of kefir … more
CHICAGO — There's an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study … more
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