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  • Woman gives kidney to stranger

    Woman gives kidney to stranger
    After more than a year of suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure, Eddie Beatrice decided to look online for a kidney donor. "It was Jan. 1 [2013] and I said, 'Today is the day I'm going to take back control of my life,' " said Beatrice, 51, of North...
  • Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food

    Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food
    The recent call for labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients — especially on a state-by-state basis as in Connecticut — is unnecessary, unrealistic and uninformed. As someone who grew up and attended college in...
  • Avoiding knee or hip surgery

    Losing weight, strengthening muscles, and increasing flexibility may help you stave off joint replacement. You may be putting off a doctor visit to address knee or hip osteoarthritis because you believe it will end with joint replacement surgery, but...
  • The importance of stretching

    It's not enough to build muscle and achieve aerobic fitness. You need to think about flexibility, too. You may think of stretching as something performed only by runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and...
  • Caution: Cancer risk elevated in women with dense breasts

    But new research offers reassurance that dense breasts don't raise risk of cancer death. Dense breast tissue can make it harder to see breast cancer on a mammogram. Dense breasts have more glandular and fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Past research...
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery

    When the minimally invasive procedure is warranted. Arthroscopy is a popular technique for shoulder surgery because it involves a small incision. While it used to be the case that surgeons could see the shoulder tissues better with traditional open...
  • Watch out for the "salty six"

    Quick tips when trying to cut sodium intake. Certain foods, such as canned soup, are well-known sources of sodium. But soup is just one of the "salty six" foods you should watch out for, according to the American Heart Association. The others are...
  • Stay driving to stay independent

    Consider these health issues to keep you safe on the road. For many of us, driving is a vital component of freedom and independence. But aging brings physical changes that can jeopardize a future on the road. "Most people I see don't think they have...
  • News briefs: Killing cancer by fixing cell metabolism

    Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital are looking at a novel way to stop cancer growth: regulating cell metabolism. When a cell turns cancerous and starts growing uncontrollably, its biochemistry changes. It starts to get energy...
  • News briefs: Read a book, preserve your memory

    Don't underestimate the value of everyday activities such as reading and writing. They may be enough to help you preserve your memory. A study published July 3, 2013, in the online edition of Neurology found that people who participated in mentally...
  • Avoid back pain and improve balance by strengthening core muscles

    You don't have to do crunches; these simple, gentle exercises will make a big difference. It's spring, and that means you may be heading out to the golf course or backyard garden. But those activities can also have you heading to the doctor with back...