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With a low-risk pregnancy and the appropriate care, a vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC) is relatively safe.

Health Take-Away: Vaginal birth after a cesarean section?

All parents hope for the perfect childbirth experience. Yet, nature sometimes interferes and a cesarean section becomes necessary to ensure the safety of the mother or infant. A generation ago, women …
Aggregated alpha-synuclein in the neurons of the appendix.

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's

WASHINGTON — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix.People who had their appendix removed …

Ask the Doctors: Meningitis vaccine can be a lifesaver

Q: My son is headed for college, and I've heard he should get the meningitis vaccine. Our doctor didn't recommend it, so I figured he'd be fine without it. Is the vaccine really that important? A: In …

Berkshires and Southern Vermont Pancake Trail: Grab a fork and bring your appetite

To find some of the best pancakes served up by sugarhouses in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont (and a few just over the borders) we turned to Facebook to solicit advice from our readers, who were …
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