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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Let Patients Read Their Medical Records

last monthHealth : Well

Unlike what happens in Vegas, what’s written in your medical record often stays with you forever.

Running in Cuba

last monthHealth : Well

Big things are about to happen in Cuba, a place with a complex history, but I felt a bit removed from it all until I struck out in my running shoes.

Six Months Pregnant and Asking, ‘Am I Depressed?’

last monthHealth : Well

Something changed after I acknowledged that I was struggling, that I needed help: I started to feel better.

Ask Well: Is Swimming in Pools Safe During Pregnancy?

last monthHealth : Well

Swimming is considered one of the safest forms of exercise for pregnant women.

Checking on Bullying at the Doctor’s Office

last monthHealth : Well

After hearing my young patient's story, I now make it a point to ask all my patients if they are being made fun of or bullied at school.

Exercise Makes Our Muscles Work Better With Age

last monthHealth : Well

A study of athletes in their 80s found that on a cellular level, their muscles resembled those of people decades younger.

Sitting Increases the Risk of Dying Early

last monthHealth : Well

Replacing sitting time with just standing or moderate physical activity could counteract the effect.

Reinventing Yourself: Stories From Our Readers

last monthHealth : Well

We asked our readers to share with us their stories of reinvention. As usual, they did not disappoint.

Ask Well: Can Vinegar Aid Weight Loss?

last monthHealth : Well

A reader asks: Does vinegar aid weight loss?

The Benefits of Spicing Up a Breast-Feeding Mother’s Diet

last monthHealth : Well

Children who were nursed as babies may accept more foods later because they’ve experienced a variety of flavors from the start.

A Primer on Children’s Hernias

last monthHealth : Well

Surgery to correct a hernia is straightforward and usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Fruits and Vegetables to Fight Cataracts

last monthHealth : Well

Here’s another reason to eat your veggies and fruits high in vitamin C: You may reduce your risk of vision loss from cataracts.

Seeking Painkillers in the Emergency Room

last monthHealth : Well

“Why wouldn’t I give patients a Percocet prescription? It makes their life easier and my life easier,” a colleague said to me recently. But that's not the answer to the opioid epidemic.

The Only Girl at Her Science Camp

last monthHealth : Well

As a Latina girl who dreams of being a NASA inventor, my 7-year-old daughter's path is unlikely to be smooth, and the deck remains stacked against her.

When Friends Are ‘Like Family’

last monthHealth : Well

Just as with literal families, friends who are like family can bring not only joy but also aggravation, because of the way closeness works.

Few Americans Follow 4 Main Pillars of Heart Health

last monthHealth : Well

A new study found that fewer than 3 percent of American adults followed four main components of a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Favorite Moment of a First-Year Doctor

last monthHealth : Well

My favorite moment in residency was hearing about my friend’s favorite moment in residency.

Losing a Foster Child

last monthHealth : Well

Our memories right now may be raw but the experiences we had with him were much more happy than they were sad.

Ask Well: Playing With Unvaccinated Babies

last monthHealth : Well

The magnitude of the risk depends on what is circulating in your community.

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