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  • Exercise may help ease depression in heart failure

    Exercise may help ease depression in heart failure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with heart failure who are also depressed may benefit from regular, moderate exercise, a new study suggests. Researchers found patients who exercised an hour and a half to two hours per week had slightly lower...
  • The X factor of healing

    The X factor of healing
    For decades, Dick Hattan, of Geneva, suffered survivor guilt as a result of his tour in the Vietnam War. After members of his church prayed for his psychological healing, he said, he was able to move on. "I've seen prayers help heal physical illnesses...
  • What's with 'come with'?

    What's with 'come with'?
    We Midwesterners have a way with words. And the rest of the country has a way of replying, "Say what?" Consider this e-mail from Northern Californian Carolyn Koehler, in response to an article about commonly mixed-up words. (More on the mixed-up words...
  • Understand realities of a part-time program

    Understand realities of a part-time program
    You get several advantages from earning your MBA through a part-time program. You can hang on to your job while you get your degree. You earn a salary even as you study. And since you take fewer classes at a time, you're not paying as much tuition all...
  • Scientists see AIDS vaccine within reach after decades

    Scientists see AIDS vaccine within reach after decades
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years. But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a...
  • The freshman 15

    The freshman 15
    Ahhhh ... pizza for breakfast. Having the authority to make such a weighty decision is often embraced by college students, dabbling in their own newfound freedom from the parental raised eyebrow. But making these choices is not without cost. Schedules...
  • Books for the writer's bookshelf

    Books for the writer's bookshelf
    Books to keep writers inspired: "Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook" By Jane Vandenburgh Counterpoint Press, 240 pages, $15.95 Both practical and inspiring, this fast read offers a brick-by-brick refresher course for longtime writers in...
  • Chronic Lyme disease: A dubious diagnosis

    Chronic Lyme disease: A dubious diagnosis
    Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award. With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
  • With children and food allergy diagnoses, thoroughness is key

    With children and food allergy diagnoses, thoroughness is key
    More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools. In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
  • Ambushed by recurring cold sores? Here's why

    Ambushed by recurring cold sores? Here's why
    For such a ubiquitous plague, cold sores can be mighty shaming. In addition to the indignity of wearing a bulging, weepy blister on your lip, sufferers also must contend with the stigma of its source: HSV-1, a type of herpes simplex virus. But unlike...
  • Clamping down on CT scans for kids

    Clamping down on CT scans for kids
    Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT scan to peer inside the 10-year-...
  • Germ-reducing sponges may increase infection in some cases

    Germ-reducing sponges may increase infection in some cases
    Sometimes good ideas don't always work out the way we expected. New data reported this week show that implanting sponges soaked with antibiotics into surgical wounds may not reduce the incidence of infections as intended and may, in fact, actually...