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  • Not right for everyone

    Not right for everyone
    WHEN coronary arteries grow dangerously narrow, the solution — increasingly — is to prop open the walls with a device called a drug-eluting stent. Now two new studies are adding fuel to a growing debate about whether these stents are being...
  • Patients go on a quest for the best medical care

    Patients go on a quest for the best medical care
    EVERY DAY, doctors and hospitals bring healthy babies into the world, jump-start stalled hearts and find cancer when it's still curable. The wonders of medical care, whether delivered within a sprawling urban campus or a tiny rural clinic, have become...
  • How to find the best medical treatment

    Even if you're not rich or well-connected, you can find leading-edge treatment when it matters. And it could well matter if your condition is rare or if few doctors have developed expertise in treating it. For starters, be Internet savvy -- and pushy....
  • Habits can be broken, but not forgotten

    Habits can be broken, but not forgotten
    Maybe you chew your fingernails when you're nervous. Or scarf down chocolate when you're sad. Or take home a stray kitty whenever you see one, until the SPCA has to come rescue them all and have you arrested for being a hoarder. Chances are, you have a...
  • With an inoperable brain tumor, Bob Tisch wound up at Duke

    Preston Robert Tisch, known as Bob and a co-owner of the New York Giants, had the wherewithal to go anywhere in the world for treatment for his inoperable malignant brain tumor. He was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma in August 2004. His son, Steve...
  • Does Heliocare combat the sun's rays?

    Have you ever slathered on sunscreen but somehow managed to miss your nose? Or the back of your hand? Or the tops of your feet? You're not the only one. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply less than half of the optimal...
  • Exercise Helps Fight Depression

    Exercise Helps Fight Depression
    When Gaetano Vaccaro meets with depressed patients at Moonview Sanctuary in Santa Monica, California, he sometimes moves part of the session outside, taking a walk while talking. The result: "People's state of mind can shift." Depression can spawn a...
  • Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

    Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy
    If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers....
  • Multiple births, multiple risks

    Two weeks ago, Brianna Morrison gave birth to six babies in Minneapolis. Less than a day later, Jenny Masche delivered six babies in a Phoenix hospital. Both of the women had been treated for infertility and had used fertility-enhancing drugs. The two...
  • How to Control Peanut Allergy in Children

    How to Control Peanut Allergy in Children
    A peanut allergy is terrifying: Eating even a tiny bit of peanut can spark a fatal reaction, and up until now, the only way to avoid that fate was to never eat the legumes, which lurk in thousands of processed foods. Of the 150 deaths each year from...
  • Stress Can Be Good for You?

    Stress Can Be Good for You?
    Raleigh, North Carolina businessman Buddy Howard used to feel his heart race and dread set in every time he thought about driving up profits at his equity research firm or was faced with an unwieldy project that seemed impossible to complete. Then his 11-...
  • How to Spot, Beat Unhealthy Menus

    How to Spot, Beat Unhealthy Menus
    Here are three ways from Women's Health to help you avoid the tricks used to sucker you into ordering fattening (and pricey) food. 1. Healthy options next to the fattening ones. You'd think this would help us eat better, but the opposite is true. A Duke...