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Filed Under:Health
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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Best Time of Day for a Testosterone Test

2 months agoHealth : Well

Testosterone levels may fluctuate throughout the day, but variations are most important only in men younger than 45.

The Workout: Practicing His Own Medicine

2 months agoHealth : Well

Dr. Metzl's favorite medicine is exercise. It is one he takes often and prescribes to all of his patients.

Seeing the Child, Not the Disability

2 months agoHealth : Well

"People in health care, they don’t stare at my son like he’s some kind of freak, you know? They see him for who he is," a patient's mother said at a recent appointment.

Living With Cancer: A Tour of Hospice

2 months agoHealth : Well

I welcomed the idea of touring a new hospice facility to confront my fears of pain while dying, writes Susan Gubar in her continuing "Living With Cancer" series.

Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness

2 months agoHealth : Well

An online gallery was created to provide a supportive community for photographers affected by mental illness.

Acetaminophen No Better Than Placebo for Back Pain

2 months agoHealth : Well

In a large trial, researchers discovered that pills like Tylenol and Anacin worked no better than a placebo, but could help with other pains.

A Sleep Apnea Test Without a Night in the Hospital

2 months agoHealth : Well

Take-home sleep tests, self-administered in more realistic settings, without myriad wires and sensors, promise more accurate results for people who may have sleep apnea or other conditions.

A Budding Club of Tastes

2 months agoHealth : Well

The days when only four — sweet, salty, sour and bitter — were recognized are passing. Savory is widely recognized as the fifth, and others, like soapiness and metallic, are jockeying for acceptance.

Probiotic Logic vs. Gut Feelings

2 months agoHealth : Well

Like all over-the-counter dietary supplements, probiotics undergo no premarket screening for safety, effectiveness or even truth in packaging.

Stir-Fries With a Touch of Thai

2 months agoHealth : Well

The list of ingredients for a stir-fry may look daunting, but the cooking time is less than 10 minutes, barely enough to heat up the kitchen. This week’s stir-fries abound in Thai flavorings, and there’s one that puts radish greens to good use.

A Vasectomy May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

3 months agoHealth : Well

A vasectomy may increase the risk for the most lethal forms of prostate cancer, a new study reports.

Ask Well: Nanoparticles in Sunscreens

3 months agoHealth : Well

A reader asks: Are there risks from nanoparticles of titanium in sunscreens?

Let’s Cool It in the Bedroom

3 months agoHealth : Well

Can the temperatures we sleep in improve our metabolism?

A Family Plot

3 months agoHealth : Well

A trip to find a family burial site has a father and a son finally speaking the same language about mortality.

Weather May Not Affect Back Pain

3 months agoHealth : Well

Many people think the weather affects their back pain, but a new study shows they are probably wrong.

Train Like a German Soccer Star

3 months agoHealth : Well

A conversation with Mark Verstegen, the German national team’s American trainer.

A Spoonful of Medicine May Put Children at Risk

3 months agoHealth : Well

Many professional associations have begun recommending that a uniform unit be adopted for medicines: the milliliter.

Saying Sorry, but for What?

3 months agoHealth : Well

Amid the emphasis on making quick and heartfelt apologies for medical errors, what about cases when it is more bad luck — a bad rash from a great drug; a joint replacement that leaves lingering pain?

Drug Shows Promise for Common Cause of Infertility

3 months agoHealth : Well

Researchers have found a more effective treatment for infertility caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Ask Well: Exercise and Headaches

3 months agoHealth : Well

Readers ask: Can exercise cause headaches?

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