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Q: I'm leery of sleep drugs, so I've been taking Benadryl to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What's the story on this drug?A: Diphenhydramine HCL, or Benadryl, is a sedating antihistamine. The medication … more
An influential federal task force has dropped its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer and now says that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss the test's potential benefits and harms with their doctors and … more
Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds. more
Q: My daughter's school recently sent home a flier about potential exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease. How worried should I be? A: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is very common. It occurs most often in infants and children younger than 7 … more
If you've ever found bliss in a bite of chocolate or smiled when someone offered you a french fry, then you know food can make you happy. more
Q: A new study said that working out too much could ruin your sex life. I like to be in shape — but not at that high a price. What's the deal? A: Exercise is unequivocally good for men's libido. Compared with sedentary individuals, men who … more
In a world and time of constant change and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the focus of our priorities. Family is the single most powerful influence in a child's life. Children depend on … more
By Elizabeth Harrison, Grace Cottage Health Coach You probably know already that too much stress can make you sick. Chronic stress puts a tremendous load on our bodies, increasing our risk of getting a whole host of diseases, including high blood … more
Give blood and help save lives this springBRATTLEBORO — Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.Donated blood is … more
BRATTLEBORO — An estimated 3,600 Vermont residents will learn they have cancer this year and getting to their scheduled treatment will be one of their greatest roadblocks.To ensure patients get to the critical care they need without additional … more
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