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  • The Kid's Doctor: Children can develop shingles

    I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....
  • Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory

    Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory
    Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...
  • Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says

    Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says
    Looks like good news may come in threes. The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective  peaks in the 1990s, according to new research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization...
  • Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table

    Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table
    The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might agree that those plastic containers aren't dinner party elegant. There's a new player hoping to fill that spot:...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Blood pressure pill helps reduce diabetes complications

    Q: My doctor prescribed lisinopril for me because I have diabetes, even though my blood pressure has always been normal. My blood sugar came down to normal on pills. Do I really need another medicine? A: It depends more on your kidneys and your risk of...
  • New promise for migraine sufferers

    New promise for migraine sufferers
    Migraine disorder is an elephant in the room of medicine, says Dr. Andrew Charles, professor of neurology and director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program at UCLA. "All physicians — anybody in any kind of medical practice — knows...
  • New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests

    New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children ages 9-11 get a lipid screen, which calculates total...
  • Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

    Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
  • Insomnia hits most people at some point

    Insomnia hits most people at some point
    Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling is never fun. But we all experience this insomnia at some points in our lives. When sleeplessness becomes chronic, it can cause other health and lifestyle problems. Dr. Audrey Liu, a sleep specialist at Mercy...
  • The difference between exercise-induced asthma and chronic asthma is subtle

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had asthma all my life but it's always been very mild. I recently started exercising again and am out of breath soon after I begin my workout until about an hour after I'm done. Is there a chance that it is exercise-induced asthma?...