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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
Q: It seems as if people, without fail, say they feel better when the sun is shining, yet the medical community seems to tell people to stay away from the sun. The sun is shining as I ask: Is there … more
People have always weighed the benefits and risks of joint replacement surgery before deciding whether to undergo the procedure. Will the pain associated with surgery and recovery outweigh the pain … more
Man, it's a hot one. And that could mean bad news for your performance at work or school, according to at least four recently published studies.The reports, which examine the effects of air … more
It's vacation season, and we all agree we should take a break from work. But that doesn't mean we should take a break from working out. Working out is a great habit that, once broken, can be hard to … 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: 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
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
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