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  • DJ Michael Brun put medical career on hold for music

    DJ Michael Brun put medical career on hold for music
    The struggle of the artist is a story we've heard many times before. After all, not everyone can be successful. The world of the musically gifted is limited, and rightfully so - it is reserved solely for true talent.      Meet Michael Brun, a 21-...
  • Demaryius Thomas looking forward to matchup with Richard Sherman

    Demaryius Thomas looking forward to matchup with Richard Sherman
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Denver Broncos' Super Bowl media sessions have been conducted aboard the Cornucopia Majesty, a moored yacht that Monday featured Coach John Fox holding court on the first deck and players fielding questions two decks above....
  • Letters: Seduced by snake oil

    Re "What would Katie do?," Opinion, Dec. 18 Julia Belluz and Steven J. Hoffman say studies show that our brains and psyches appear to be hard-wired to trust celebrities promoting miracle medicines and cures. Why stop at illogical addictions to...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Get smart about antibiotics this cold and flu season

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated on an online article for publication in the December issue of Pediatrics which offers updated guidance on treating respiratory tract infections in...
  • Too many locked up unfairly [Letter]

    Too many locked up unfairly [Letter]
    Our ridiculous, mandatory sentencing in drug matters not only destroys lives, it costs the taxpayers a fortune ("A misguided drug policy," Dec. 23). And it's not just the racial discrimination rampant in crack and powder cocaine offenses that needs to...
  • Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis

    Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis a few months ago, but have had trouble with food getting stuck for years, so I've probably had it for a long time. Is it reasonable to first try elimination diets to figure out what foods...
  • Patients should be able to get their medications where they receive care [Letter]

    Your recent article on pharmaceutical products for patients in the workers' compensation system raised the issue of the cost of medications ("Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say," Dec. 28). There are issues with the cost of...
  • Gout flare-ups may be tamed with tart cherries

    Gout  flare-ups may be tamed with tart cherries
    Q: I am in my early 60s, but I've been hobbling around like an old man after a couple of bad bouts with gout. I have been on a prescription to treat it along with various other meds for high cholesterol and blood pressure. Several months ago, I felt...
  • Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's progression

    Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found. Compared...
  • Pain relief could lower blood pressure during gout attack

    Q: I recently had an attack of gout and my blood pressure went up. I take my blood pressure pills regularly. Are the two conditions related? Do drugs for hypertension cause gout? A: Gout is caused by a buildup of a normal waste product called uric acid....
  • The 30 Day Partner Workout Challenge

    The 30 Day Partner Workout Challenge
    If you need motivation to get moving, try working out with a partner. Partner workouts can be fun and engaging. The comradery enjoyed can make the challenge easier and encourage commitment. Ask a friend to join you in this fun and challenging workout that...