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Q: I am 55, and I love to run. I don't overdo it, usually only 7 to 10 miles per week. But now that I have arthritis in my back, doctors have told me to quit running. Yes, running hurts most days, … more
A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published last week.The randomized, controlled study … more
Q: Please inform your readers about polymyalgia rheumatica. I thought I was experiencing arthritis, until my doctor informed me otherwise. A: Polymyalgia rheumatica is a common disorder that … more
The rapidly expanding use of electronic cigarettes and other "vaping" devices, among adults, but particularly within the teenager and young adult group, is an alarming reminder of the powerfully … more
One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically … more
GENEVA — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too … more
It's long been known that excessive childhood sun exposure and sunburns are significant risk factors for developing skin cancer and premature aging (such as sun spots and wrinkles) later in life. … more
Q: About 15 years ago, while giving blood, I was advised of an irregularity, which my doctor confirmed after an EKG, known as premature ventricular contractions. He told me not to worry, and I've not … more
Adequate hydration is essential for growing babies, toddlers and kids. As with adults, water is necessary for their body's daily activities. Because of their smaller size, though, children are more … more
Walter Gardner knew his life was at risk: Nearly 100 pounds overweight, he had developed Type 2 diabetes and needed several prescriptions. Traditional medical appointments had little effect on the … more
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