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  • When cancer comes early

     When cancer comes early
    Katherine Warrick was 31 when she was blindsided by an aggressive form of breast cancer. Like many young adults, she simply had no time for it: She was a newlywed, finishing her first year of graduate school and working full time as a social worker....
  • Hepatitis C not responsive to herbal therapy

    Q: I just found out that I have hepatitis C. I feel fine. I heard that milk thistle is good for the liver. Does it help people with hepatitis C? A: More than 3 million Americans are infected with the virus that causes hepatitis C. About three-quarters of...
  • Don't fall prey to Obamacare scammers

    If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone. The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
  • Prevent peripheral artery disease

    Eliminating four risk factors can reduce PAD cases. When it comes to peripheral artery disease (PAD) among men, common risk factors have a strong cumulative effect. That's among the findings of a recent Harvard study published in The Journal of the...
  • The Kids' Doctor: Text messaging powerful new way to remind parents of flu shot season

    http://www.kidsdr.com Even with temperatures still steamy in many parts of the country, it's time to start thinking about getting your annual flu shot. You heard it here first! Our clinic and many others across the country are opening up their first...
  • Global gaps in high blood pressure knowledge, treatment

    Global gaps in high blood pressure knowledge, treatment
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's the leading contributor to deaths worldwide yet most people with high blood pressure don't know they have the condition and even for those who do, treatment is mostly ineffective, according to a large new study....
  • News briefs: Harvard study: Benefits of quitting smoking trump subsequent weight gain

    Many people delay an attempt to stop smoking because of possible weight gain that may follow. But a new study concludes that a few extra pounds won't hurt your heart as much as smoking will. The findings, published March 13, 2013, in The Journal of the...
  • Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack

    Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack
    Men over 65, as well as younger men with diagnosed heart disease, were at least twice as likely to have non-fatal heart attacks in the 90 days after they were prescribed testosterone medication than were men of the same age and health status who did not...
  • New guidelines published for managing high blood pressure

    Harvard Health Blog When it comes to your "health numbers," your two blood pressure values are important to know--and keep under control. New guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, released Dec. 18 in a report in the Journal of the...
  • Obama's big lie

    Obama's big lie
    "All we've been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it.... I'm infuriated because I was lied to," one woman told this newspaper, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn the...
  • Testosterone tied to heart risks among older men

    Testosterone tied to heart risks among older men
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates. The study included men who were in their early 60s, on average. Most of them already...