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Get Vaccinated: Flu vaccinations are not just for children

The Basics Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot (vaccine) every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way...

The Doctor-Patient Dance: You take the lead

Few of us enjoy going to the doctor, especially if you have something scary, like symptoms. A stabbing knee pain. A nagging chest pain....

Eat like a caveman: the Paleo diet

By now, you’ve probably heard of it. You might even know someone that has tried it. It’s the Paleo diet. The simple idea behind...

Eat Nuts, Live Longer

For years, my doctor has been trying to steer me away from peanut butter and toward other nut butters, like almond and cashew, saying...

Get a leg up on varicose veins

Sufferers of varicose veins display swollen, "ropelike" blood vessels that protrude above the surface of their flesh. The physical appearance may not include discoloration,...

Antibiotic apocalypse: The overwhelming threat of infections for which no treatment...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a report entitled "Antibiotic Resistance — Threats to the United States, 2013." Infections that...

Breast Cancer Awareness: All this pink is making me blue

Pink! It's the color of Breast Cancer Awareness, and we're seeing it everywhere this month. The first lady wore solidarity pink the night of...

The Doctor-Patient Dance-You Take The Lead

Few of us enjoy going to the doctor, especially if you have something scary, like symptoms. A stabbing knee pain. A nagging chest pain....

Poor Habits, disorders can obstruct good sleep

What I would not do for a good night's sleep. For many years I felt perpetually fatigued, and as I reached my 60s, I never...

Myths About Obesity Rest On Slim Evidence

Much of what we believe about obesity may be incorrect. The New England Journal of Medicine recently published "Myths, Presumptions and Facts About Obesity,"...