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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

12 Minutes of Yoga for Better Bone Health

2 months agoHealth : Well

Dr. Loren M. Fishman of Columbia University has been gathering evidence for years, hoping to determine whether yoga might be effective therapy.

Ask Well: Are Avocados Good for You?

2 months agoHealth : Well

Studies suggest a variety of health benefits from eating avocados.

Love on the Hospital Walls

2 months agoHealth : Well

I admire the creativity, the support, the love that I see on the walls of my patient's rooms. I get to appreciate my patients from the time before they were sick, and I can also see what they are trying to return to.

Liquor Taxes and Sexually Transmitted Infections

2 months agoHealth : Well

Researchers have found that an increase in liquor taxes in Maryland and a decrease in cases of a sexually transmitted disease are linked.

Ask Well: Blood Pressure Over Age 70

2 months agoHealth : Well

While there is debate over how aggressively high blood pressure should be treated in older patients, the definition of a healthy blood pressure does not change with age for the general population.

Choosing Antibiotics Over Surgery for Appendicitis

2 months agoHealth : Well

Antibiotics may work as well as surgery for children with uncomplicated appendicitis.

After Shingles, Higher Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

2 months agoHealth : Well

Researchers found that in the first week after a herpes zoster diagnosis, patients were more susceptible to cardiovascular events.

How Exercise May Help Us Fight Off Colds

2 months agoHealth : Well

Working out could help us fight off colds and other infections, a new study suggests, providing more incentive to exercise as the temperatures drop.

Ask Well: How Often Should You Get Dental X-Rays?

2 months agoHealth : Well

Although X-rays expose people to radiation, the risk of dental X-rays is low and dropping, as manufacturing companies work to reduce dosage.

In Age of Digital Records, Paper Still Carries Weight

2 months agoHealth : Well

Amid the proliferation of technology, and passwords, a backup plan is as close as the print key.

C-Sections Are Best With a Little Labor, a Study Says

2 months agoHealth : Well

A study found more health problems among children born via planned cesarean births than among babies delivered by emergency C-section or vaginal birth.

Transforming a Child’s Life With Glasses

2 months agoHealth : Well

The ChildSight program screens up to 100,000 middle school and high school children in poor communities throughout the country and provides glasses to those who need them.

Ask Well: Do Sleeping Pills Induce Restorative Sleep?

2 months agoHealth : Well

A reader asks: Is sleep induced by a benzodiazepine counted as restorative sleep?

Death and Sandwiches

2 months agoHealth : Well

Doctors learn to turn off their empathy response to keep doing their job when a patient dies.

Trying to Beat My 25-Year-Old Self

2 months agoHealth : Well

Chasing a personal best set nearly 10 years earlier provides some lessons beyond the clock.

So Lonely It Hurts

2 months agoHealth : Well

The threats that come with a lack of social connectedness.

Tylenol Is Ineffective Against Flu Symptoms

2 months agoHealth : Well

Tylenol had no discernible effect on reducing fever or other symptoms of flu, researches found.

Teenagers Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise at School, or Anywhere

2 months agoHealth : Well

Teenagers can be a notoriously sedentary group. Now a new study showed that school may be a big part of the problem.

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