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  • Avoid back pain and improve balance by strengthening core muscles

    You don't have to do crunches; these simple, gentle exercises will make a big difference. It's spring, and that means you may be heading out to the golf course or backyard garden. But those activities can also have you heading to the doctor with back...
  • Caution: Cancer risk elevated in women with dense breasts

    But new research offers reassurance that dense breasts don't raise risk of cancer death. Dense breast tissue can make it harder to see breast cancer on a mammogram. Dense breasts have more glandular and fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Past research...
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery

    When the minimally invasive procedure is warranted. Arthroscopy is a popular technique for shoulder surgery because it involves a small incision. While it used to be the case that surgeons could see the shoulder tissues better with traditional open...
  • Stay driving to stay independent

    Consider these health issues to keep you safe on the road. For many of us, driving is a vital component of freedom and independence. But aging brings physical changes that can jeopardize a future on the road. "Most people I see don't think they have...
  • Sun protection and new treatments help aging skin

    Q: I spent too much time in the sun when I was younger, without sunscreen. Now my skin is paying the price. What's my best chance of repairing the damage, or at least stopping my skin from aging any faster? A: The best way to lessen the appearance of...
  • Take simple precautions to prevent injuries when you exercise

    Whether you've been exercising for years or are just starting a fitness program, it's important to avoid injuries so you can keep moving toward your fitness goals. We become more vulnerable to injuries as we get older, in part because we're less agile...
  • Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders

    Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders
    It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care. But as a handful of California companies market...
  • Tim Quinn raises funds and confidence for cancer patients

    Tim Quinn raises funds and confidence for cancer patients
    On Jan. 14, Mariposa Restaurant inside Neiman Marcus in Boca Raton was turned into a wonderland of Giorgio Armani makeovers thanks to Tim Quinn. Quinn, who is a cancer survivor and inspiring cancer awareness advocate, hosted the sold out event which...
  • Watch Bruins' Shawn Thornton pummel Penguins' Brooks Orpik [Video]

    Watch Bruins' Shawn Thornton pummel Penguins' Brooks Orpik [Video]
    Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is recovering from an apparent concussion after he was dragged to the ice from behind by Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and repeatedly punched while defenseless in the first period Saturday night at TD...
  • Dog saying goodbye to his dying master: Story behind viral image

    Dog saying goodbye to his dying master: Story behind viral image
    At first glance, the image seems quizzical. A dog on a hospital bed? Huh? But a closer look reveals a haunting image that won't soon be forgotten: A faithful pup saying goodbye to his master as he lay dying in his hospital bed. It was an image that...
  • 'Traffic light' food labels changed buying habits, study finds

    'Traffic light' food labels changed buying habits, study finds
    Would you fill that 16-ounce cup with sugary soda if it had a red light on the dispenser? Or might you move to the faucet for water and its green light? Researchers tracked food and drink choices in a big Boston hospital and found that those "traffic...
  • 100 hours of quietude

     
    Wednesday's print column "Vocal rest" sounds like a bit of fun, doesn't it? A holiday from the grinding obligations of everyday jibber-jabber. An opportunity for monastic contemplation. A lesson in the neglected art of listening and the truth behind the.....