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If you do an online search about sugar, you may become convinced that it's evil and addictive — and that your sweet tooth will lead you to ruin. You'll also see plenty of advice for how to curb … 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
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
Sleeping in on a day off feels marvelous, especially for those of us who don't get nearly enough rest during the work week. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It's a question that psychologist … more
Q: After suffering from a metallic taste in my mouth for two years, I've been told by my doctor that I might be suffering from burning mouth syndrome. What can you tell me about this? I'm past … more
The first of a new class of drugs to prevent migraines was approved last week. The medication, called Aimovig, reduces the frequency of migraines among those severely afflicted, but the drug rarely … more
When people talk about harmful stress — the kind that can affect health — they usually point to big, life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one. A growing body of research … 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: 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
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
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