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Antibiotics: Are You Aware?

Are You Antibiotics Aware? Spurred by Alexander Fleming’s serendipitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have rightfully become wonder drugs, often able to change the course of deadly bacterial infections…

Alcohol: Not Gender-Neutral

The Female Factor: Alcohol is Not Gender-aNeutral Given the growing popularity of the cocktail culture and wine time, it’s important to know that alcohol affects women very differently than men…

When Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

Happiness Continuum: When Are the Best Years of Our Lives? Is there a predetermined peak age for happiness, before which our normal outlook is gloomy and melancholy and after which…

Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback

Safe Passage: Navigating Your Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback If you are not taking your prescription medications as directed (or at all), you’re far from alone: Compliance is estimated…

Kidney Stones: Treatment & Prevention

This Too Shall Pass: Treating and Preventing Kidney Stones More common, frequently less painful and far more preventable than reputed, kidney stones have, thankfully, entered a new era of highly…

The Age of Anxiety

Higher Anxiety? Our ‘age of anxiety’ began four centuries ago It can come on suddenly and intensely, causing shaking, confusion and difficulty breathing for no apparent reason…trigger an irrational avoidance…

Going with the Grain

Going with the Grain They may be the culinary trendsetters of the 21st century, but the ancient wonders of the grain world have remain unchanged for the last several hundred…

Decoding Different Diets

What Kind of Eater are You? In the quest for a healthier lifestyle, even inveterate beef eaters may be considering a more vegetable-centric diet. If you’re on a journey to…

Pain Management: The New Approach

Fewer Pills, Lower Doses, More Vigilance: The New Approach to Pain Management It’s hard to imagine a medical crisis more widely discussed, dissected and debated in the last two years…
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