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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Doctor’s Ties

last monthHealth : Well

Perhaps I’m in the minority of men, but I appreciate being given ties.

Parents Should Avoid Comments on a Child’s Weight

last monthHealth : Well

New research suggests that careless comments about weight gain can have repercussions for years afterward.

Folic Acid During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Childhood Obesity

last monthHealth : Well

Pregnant women are advised to take folic acid to prevent birth defects. It may also lower the risk of obesity in their offspring.

Coffee May Protect Against Cancer, W.H.O. Concludes

last monthHealth : Well

In a rare reversal, an influential panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization concluded that regularly drinking coffee could help protect against some types of cancer.

Dizzy and Disoriented, With No Cure in Sight

last monthHealth : Well

A diagnosis of vestibular migraine forced the author to choose between living with disabling dizziness or a treatment that triggered disabling nightmares.

Should Pediatricians Refuse to Treat Patients Who Don’t Vaccinate?

last monthHealth : Well

A bioethicist says doctors have an obligation to educate parents to do the right thing for their children, not to give up on them.

Being Transgender as a Fact of Nature

last monthHealth : Well

The current bathroom controversy reflects prejudice and misinformation about people who identify as transsexuals.

How to Tiptoe Around a Depressed Mother

last monthHealth : Well

Silence is what your mother craves, but it is also her weapon. She actively ignores you.

Ask Well: Getting the Most Out of Whole Grains

last monthHealth : Well

A reader asks: Are whole grains as beneficial if they are ground up, for example, as in smoothies, or made into flour as in cereal?

Frequent Moves During Childhood May Be Bad for Health

last monthHealth : Well

The more times a child moved before age 15, the greater the risk of suicides, mental illness and premature death.

Finding Ways to Keep Patients at Home

last monthHealth : Well

My patient dutifully completed an advanced directive, but that piece of paper didn’t help her to live out her final months with the comfort and dignity that she deserved.

Where Listening Is the New Lecture

last monthHealth : Well

I believe teaching mistakes laid bare are a good thing for education at large.

Meet the Ultra-Fat, Super-Cushioned Running Shoe

2 months agoHealth : Well

Can fat-soled shoes that appear to have been constructed in part from marshmallows help you run better?

Phone-Sick at Camp

2 months agoHealth : Well

Parents and kids are so used to constant texting that disconnecting at tech-free sleepaway camps can be harder than ever. One strategy: Practice letter-writing in advance.

The Bigger the Bottle, the Fatter the Baby

2 months agoHealth : Well

Using a smaller bottle could be an easy step to take to help ward off excess weight gain in babies.

Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required

2 months agoHealth : Well

Firms promise to help consumers spot metabolic red flags. Critics say the services persuade healthy people to seek unneeded treatment.

A Doctor on Schedule, Rarely on Time

2 months agoHealth : Well

Everyone can tell when I’m behind. Every visit is pared to essentials. Paperwork is postponed, chatting minimized.

War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal

2 months agoHealth : Well

Moral injury resembles post-traumatic stress disorder with an added burden of guilt, and requires different treatment.

Think Like a Doctor: The Tired Gardener Solved!

2 months agoHealth : Well

Readers solve the case of a previously healthy 67-year-old gardener who is too exhausted and feverish to garden.

After a Fire, Jump-Starting a Bushwick Dojo

2 months agoHealth : Well

The community rallied around Kanku-Dai Zanshin Dojo, donating space and equipment, before it reopened at its new location in Brooklyn.

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