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Forty million adults have lost some hearing because of noise, and half of them suffered the damage outside the workplace, from everyday exposure to leaf blowers, rock concerts and other loud sounds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … more
Q: Is walking or running on a treadmill as good as walking or running on concrete streets or sidewalks? A: This is an interesting question, because the definition of "as good as" is quite ambiguous. Good can be defined as having cardiovascular, or … more
The human body is beautifully designed, through our ancient DNA, to adapt to changes in our environment. Our species has evolved and survived largely because of our genetic ability to adjust. more
You've seen the ads. You've heard the stories. Heart disease is the number one killer of men. Yet 50 percent of those killed never experienced previous symptoms. While this statistic is true, your overall lifestyle choices will also play a factor in … more
Nurses are an integral part of the healthcare team, and this is a career with many opportunities, both in terms of jobs available, and of the many specialties within the field.As the population ages, our need for nurses is growing, but surprisingly, … more
SPRINGFIELD — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, Vermont's second-largest non-profit community mental health agency, is training its adult mental health and addiction services staff in intentional peer support. This highly desired and … more
BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Connected Care are collaborating to launch a new telemedicine service for BMH Emergency Room patients needing consultation and treatment for stroke and other neurologic … more
Chemicals that have been associated with cancer and other health problems have been found in some fast-food packaging, according to a new study. Researchers found the substances, which can leach into food, in sandwich and dessert wrappers and … more
Q: I just read your column about a daily aspirin regimen, which raised these questions for me: If someone appears to be in the middle of a heart attack, should you try to give them an aspirin? Also, does it pay to keep aspirin in the house just for … more
Many people have expressed to me their desire for a dignified death for themselves and their loved ones. This is a challenge in a death-phobic culture where life at all costs (physically, emotionally and financially) is the norm. Too many of us know … more
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