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URL :http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/
Filed Under:Health
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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Feeding Your Canine Athlete

2 months agoHealth : Well

Humans and dogs fuel exercise very differently. So if you're taking your dog out for a run, take note.

Talking to Men About PSA Testing

2 months agoHealth : Well

Despite recommendations against widespread screening for prostate cancer, many doctors continue to routinely offer PSA testing because it's easier than explaining the pros and cons.

Legal Marijuana For Parents, But Not Their Kids

2 months agoHealth : Well

Antidrug advocates say efforts to legalize marijuana have created new challenges as they work to educate teenagers and their parents about the unique risks that alcohol, marijuana and other drugs pose to the developing teenage brain...

Struggling to the Finish: An Insider’s Guide to CrossFit

2 months agoHealth : Well

What makes CrossFit appealing to members and confusing to outsiders is that it’s more than a workout — it’s a cultural identity. A new book on the subject may also only appeal to the initiated.

Picking Apart Objections to Eating Fish

2 months agoHealth : Well

Fish is good for you, better than heart-damaging red meat and even better than lean poultry. Even so, it is not a popular choice in the kitchen — but there are ways to overcome opposition to it.

Cool Summer Fish

2 months agoHealth : Well

These refreshing summer dishes include two kinds of escabeche. You can cook fish like sardines, petrale sole and Pacific cod, then allow it to cool and serve it with a robust sauce or a marinade.

Ask Well: How Do You Use a Heart Rate Monitor?

2 months agoHealth : Well

Heart rate monitors can be a useful tool during exercise for new and experienced runners and other athletes.

Practicing on Patients

2 months agoHealth : Well

Every doctor’s expertise is earned on patients, but unfortunately, there is a learning curve.

How Exercise Helps Us Tolerate Pain

2 months agoHealth : Well

The results of a new study remind us that the longer we stick with an exercise program, the less physically discomfiting it will feel.

Top Doctors, Dead or Alive

2 months agoHealth : Well

Various directories and websites claim to compile lists of the best physicians, but who is deciding and how?

Absence of Gene May Help Fight Alzheimer’s

2 months agoHealth : Well

Research suggests that reducing or neutralizing one variety of the APOE gene would not harm the brain, while making Alzheimer’s less likely.

New Concerns About an Old Heart Drug

2 months agoHealth : Well

A large new study found that digoxin, one of the oldest and most commonly used heart medications, may shorten the lives of patients with atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat.

Relearning How to Eat Fish

2 months agoHealth : Well

A sustainable seafood industry requires sounder farming practices and smarter consumers.

Think Like a Doctor: Losing It Solved!

3 months agoHealth : Well

Readers solve the case of a middle-aged man who loses weight, strength and the hair on his legs.

Ask Well: Does Yoga Build Strength?

3 months agoHealth : Well

A reader asks: Is yoga sufficient strength exercise for optimal health, or do I have to lift weights in a fitness center?

Living With Cancer: Difficult Choices

3 months agoHealth : Well

A series of problematic choices confront anyone dealing with cancer.

Think Like a Doctor: Losing It

3 months agoHealth : Well

A former state trooper begins wasting away, losing body hair and falling down. Can you solve a medical mystery that stumped the man's doctors?

Women Pace Marathons Better Than Men Do

3 months agoHealth : Well

During marathons, women pace themselves more evenly than male competitors do, according to a study of thousands of racers that provides unexpected insights into how both genders might improve their race times by noting how the other one runs.

Throwing Money at the Past

3 months agoHealth : Well

As medical groups debate a report finding shortcomings in doctor training programs, what’s missing is talk of lack of oversight in such programs, which receive generous public funding.

Picking Nursing Home Shouldn’t Be Trial and Error

3 months agoHealth : Well

Know what level of care a person with dementia requires and which homes has the best programs and atmosphere. Also take into account your travel situation.

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