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WASHINGTON - Breaking a sweat? Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test those droplets while people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health and fitness. The experimental gadget goes well … more
Susan grew up in a family of mixed cultural heritage. One parent is Italian, while the other is a combination of English, Irish and German. Growing up, she noticed her parents' responses to illness were very different. Her father was careful to … more
DEAR DOCTOR K: You recently wrote about e-cigarettes not being safe for teens. What about hookahs? I don't completely understand what they are. Are they OK for my teen? I think he might be smoking them. DEAR READER: A hookah is a water pipe … more
It's that time of year when we gather around the table with our loved ones and give thanks and then consume 4,500 calories in one day. Wait, 4,500 calories? Really? more
The celebration of Thanksgiving is much more than an American ritual, a once-a-year gathering of our families around the dinner table. Thanksgiving is a powerful symbol of the healing effects of gratitude in our everyday lives. It shifts our focus … more
Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing and too many people taking too many pills for a problem that few people truly have. The nutrient … more
DEAR DOCTOR K: The last time my mother was in the hospital, she experienced delirium. Given her age and state of health, it's likely she will be hospitalized again. Is there anything I can do to prevent her from becoming delirious the next time? … more
It can literally be a matter of life and death. If you are a current or former smoker, your risk of developing lung cancer could be 25 times higher than someone who never smoked. Today, there's only one proven way to dramatically improve the … more
CHICAGO - Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research adds to decades of conflicting … more
Many Americans are interested in better health, and food marketing executives know this. Americans also want great taste, which means plenty of sweetness and mouth-pleasing fat. The food marketers … more
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