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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
You hear the phrase a lot these days: "Food is medicine," and it makes a lot of sense. We know there are plenty of foods that can make us sick because they have too much sugar, artificial ingredients, or fat. So the opposite has to be true too, that … more
Bellows Falls - Greater Falls Connections will be showing the documentary film "The Other Side Of Cannabis," on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rockingham Free Public Library. The film viewing will be followed by a rich discussion. The … more
By Bob Audette Reformer Staff Westminster - Finding solutions to Vermont's opiate crisis takes a number of different approaches. One of those approaches includes conducting a survey, in which current opiate users are given $30 for their … more
We've all been there. The last bite of the cookie drops on the floor, and if it's under five seconds, it's safe to eat. Right? We do so many things to stay healthy — watch what we eat, … more
As the winter months approach, so do the colds, flus and other common illnesses that send you or your children to the doctor's office in search of a cure. Whatever the ailment, many patients or their … more
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