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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 want to get fit in 2017, but how? The ultimate squat challenge, or perhaps a mud race? Maybe Crossfit, or, on the other hand, mindful yoga practice sounds nice, too.The fitness industry is ever-evolving, making it more difficult, and often … more
Dear Readers: Welcome to the launch of a new column - "Ask the Doctors." Together with a colleague, we take over for "Ask Doctor K," in which Dr. Anthony Komaroff dispensed timely advice and guidance to readers. We plan to continue in this same … 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
Q: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well?A: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus, or HPV, has been shown to be the cause of virtually all cervical cancer cases in women. … 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
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
Sugar. Yep, sugar. Cake, pastries, doughnuts and ice cream. Like visions of sugar plums, these delectables dance in my head, tempting me with their fragrance, their … more
WASHINGTON — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.Geneticist Michael Snyder never … more
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
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