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  • Tips on hydrating for a marathon

    Tips on hydrating for a marathon
    Rules on drinking and eating for a marathon have been fluid over the past three decades. Here's the latest advice from experts. • When you feel thirsty, drink. "Listen to your body," exercise scientist Tim Noakes wrote in his book on overhydration,...
  • Married cancer patients fare better: Can you put that in a pill?

    Married cancer patients fare better: Can you put that in a pill?
    Married people who are diagnosed with the most common types of cancer are 20% less likely to die than patients who are single – and depending on the type of cancer they have, their odds of dying may be reduced by as much as 33%, new research shows....
  • In medicine, more care may not be better

     In medicine, more care may not be better
    The dull whir of the computer running in the background seemed to have gotten louder as the patient fell quiet. She was a young woman, a primary-care patient of mine, seeking a referral to yet another gastroenterologist. Her abdominal pain had already...
  • Treating depression and anxiety can aid pain relief

    Q: Can pain be caused by depression and anxiety? A: People with depression and anxiety do experience more pain than average. We don't know the exact cause. But we do know that pain can be more severe or last longer. And it can be harder to treat. Up...
  • Lying about your age in L.A. is more common than you may think

    Lying about your age in L.A. is more common than you may think
    Everyone in L.A. lies about his or her age, says the author of the book "Career Comeback — Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want." "This is the most youth-oriented city on the planet, where you're only as old as your cosmetic dermatologist...
  • Don't always blame age for the bags under your eyes

    Q: Can heart or kidney issues cause bags under your eyes? What else might cause them? How do I get rid of those bags? A: Yes, heart or kidney disease can contribute to "bags under the eyes." And puffy eyes may actually be the first sign of a medical...
  • State-wide gun ownership tied to suicide deaths

    State-wide gun ownership tied to suicide deaths
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Twice as many Americans commit suicide in states where most households have a gun than in states with low rates of gun ownership, according to a new study. Several studies have linked gun ownership to the risk of suicide by...
  • Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform

    Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform
    "All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy." That was President Obama commenting the other day about some of the irresponsible, outlandish and just plain idiotic things critics have been saying about the Affordable Care Act. We've now...
  • A shift in how healthcare is paid for

    A shift in how healthcare is paid for
    CHELMSFORD, Mass. — It's hard work being one of Dr. Damian Folch's diabetic patients. If a lab test shows high cholesterol, Folch is quick to call or email. No patient can leave the office without scheduling an annual eye exam, a key preventive...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Hoodia, 'enhanced' waters and the Nordic diet

    Environmental Nutrition Q. Is hoodia safe as a weight loss supplement? A. The jury's still out. According to South African aborigines, hoodia (Hoodia gordonii), a flowering succulent that grows in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, reduces hunger...
  • Brain plaque vs. Alzheimer's gene

    Which is a better predictor of memory loss? Two tests are available to determine if you are at increased risk for getting Alzheimer's disease: a test for a gene known as APOE4 and a brain imaging test called a PET scan. A recent study in the journal...
  • Vascular stent now, stable later?

    A stent while you're stable may prevent urgent care. For some people with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), having a stent or stents put in now along with standard medical therapy significantly reduces the need for emergency interventions later,...