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  • When you can't let go: Treatment can break the grip of hoarding disorder

    Harvard Health Blog Many of us have trouble parting with our possessions--even when we no longer need them. I have a collection of greeting cards I've been storing since childhood and will probably never look at again. My husband owns a few pieces of...
  • Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

    Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools
    Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
  • Grand-Drama 'Ether Dome' Opening Hartford Stage Season

    Grand-Drama 'Ether Dome' Opening Hartford Stage Season
    The patient has been under for a while, quietly resting and gathering strength, and is ready to wake up. "Ether Dome," a new grand-scale drama about Horace Wells, the Hartford-based dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in the mid-19th century, is...
  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse
    A Massachusetts man badly injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing married his nurse in a weekend wedding, according to the hotel where the ceremony was held. James Costello met Krista D'Agostino while he was undergoing treatment at Spaulding...
  • Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking

    Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking
    A free supply of nicotine replacement medication and a handful of automated phone calls made smokers who wanted to quit much more likely to succeed, according to results of a clinical trial published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn....
  • First federal gluten-free regulation takes effect

    First federal gluten-free regulation takes effect
    Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled “gluten free” take effect on Friday — a “major milestone,” says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders. “The gluten-free diet for...
  • Anyone can learn CPR and everyone should

    It's terrible to imagine, but what would you do if someone in your home suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing? After calling 911, most people feel helpless after witnessing such an event, which is usually due to a cardiac arrest (see "What is cardiac...
  • 'Ether Dome' A Nostalgic, Haunting Look At A Complicated Chapter In Medical History

    'Ether Dome' A Nostalgic, Haunting Look At A Complicated Chapter In Medical History
    The Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven is opening its 50th anniversary season next month with the classic community-conscious melodrama Our Town. Hartford Stage, it seems, has beaten them to the punch by producing "Ether Dome''. The new play, receiving its...
  • Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with 'bionic pancreas'

    Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with 'bionic pancreas'
    As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just swimming, going on hikes and eating S'mores for two glorious weeks. To her, the experience meant a chance to live...
  • Dr. Rory Childers, electrocardiogram expert, dies

     Dr. Rory Childers, electrocardiogram expert, dies
    Dr. Rory Childers, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, was an internationally recognized authority on the movement of electrical impulses within the beating heart and the use and interpretation of electrocardiograms....
  • Thompson Woman Killed By Lightning In Bay State

    A woman from the North Grosvenordale section of Thompson has died after being struck by lightning in Ipswich, Mass., on Saturday. Marguerite Tomany, 61, and another woman were struck at about 2 p.m. at Crane Beach in Ipswich, police said. Both were...