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  • 7 ways to make doctor visits more successful

    Have you ever left a physician's office thinking the doctor just didn't hear your concerns? Or do you remember all the questions you wanted to ask, but didn't, on the way home? You're not alone. Research shows that doctor-patient relations are not...
  • Hair loss: It's not just for men

    We've grown accustomed to seeing men lose their hair as they get older. These days, it's not only socially acceptable for a man to be bald--it's physically appealing. Celebrities like Sean Connery, Bruce Willis and Vin Diesel have made bald sexy. But...
  • Infertility due to old eggs? An anti-aging pioneer ponders solutions

    Infertility due to old eggs? An anti-aging pioneer ponders solutions
    One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg. Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
  • Briefs: New Scientist

    A LITTLE BIT OF STRESS DOES YOU GOOD We try to avoid it, yet being under pressure might be good for our health. It seems a little stress can sometimes blunt the harmful effects of aging -- as long as we aren't frazzled to begin with. When stressed,...
  • Waking up to anesthesia: What happens when you go under?

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com When you face surgery, you may have many concerns. One common worry is about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe? Every day, about 60,000 people nationwide have...
  • Nonprofit hospitals: Do they give back enough?

     Nonprofit hospitals: Do they give back enough?
    Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report. With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
  • Woman gives kidney to stranger

    Woman gives kidney to stranger
    After more than a year of suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure, Eddie Beatrice decided to look online for a kidney donor. "It was Jan. 1 [2013] and I said, 'Today is the day I'm going to take back control of my life,' " said Beatrice, 51, of North...
  • Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food

    Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food
    The recent call for labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients — especially on a state-by-state basis as in Connecticut — is unnecessary, unrealistic and uninformed. As someone who grew up and attended college in...
  • Doctors: All Boston bomb patients likely to live

    Doctors: All Boston bomb patients likely to live
    BOSTON (AP) — In a rebuttal to the terrorists and a tribute to stellar medical care, all of the more than 180 people injured in the Boston Marathon blasts one week ago who made it to a hospital alive now seem likely to survive. That includes...
  • Many kids exposed to smoke despite parents' claims

    Many kids exposed to smoke despite parents' claims
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than half of kids who were part of a new study from California tested positive for secondhand smoke exposure -- despite only a handful of their parents admitting to lighting up. Parents may think kids are only exposed...
  • Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared

    Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared
    (Reuters) - Orthopedic surgeons-in-training said they were tired less often after rules regulating how much they could work went into place, according to a U.S. survey. But the results published in the Annals of Surgery found the trainee doctors didn't...
  • One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized

    One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. "It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine...