| Jun 15, 2012
| 9:08 AM
We've all experienced a 'not-so-pleaseant' trip to the dentist. One New Zealand lady, however, is half the patient she was before she went into the University of Otago Dental Hospital, and is now in serious need of a dental do-over.
It seems some butter-...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Suso Latino Basket
534 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, (860) 281-2911
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You could easily overlook Suso Latino Basket, a new pan-Latin restaurant in Manchester.
That would be a shame. I'm...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Pop quiz: How often should you floss?
If you think twice a week sounds about right, you're like most Americans surveyed in the American Dental Association's first oral health quiz. And you'd be wrong, as they were, about that and many other dental...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Over the past decade, Maryland has gradually raised its tax on cigarettes to the current $2 per pack, and the results have been striking. Fewer people smoke cigarettes today than before the tax was implemented, and that's particularly true among high...
| Jan 30, 2012
In November, following an emotional public hearing some months earlier, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew approval for the cancer drug Avastin for patients with metastatic breast cancer — the late-stage, incurable form of the disease. The...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:05 AM
It's not very often that we get to talk about a new cattle disease in South Dakota - it seems like we've been dealing with the same old calf scours and pneumonia for years. But this fall has brought with it a cattle disease that we have not previously...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:52 PM
After surgeons removed the tumor from her breast last November, Karen Hajiaskari, of Hamburg, N.Y., was deemed cancer-free. But for the next five years she will take a drug called tamoxifen, a medication that's commonly used to prevent a breast cancer...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:36 PM
I've been battling skin cancer for the past two months. More accurately, I've been battling my HMO to get my cancer removed.
The good news is that surgery offered a complete cure for this type of cancer, and it is now gone. The bad news is that the...
| Feb 15, 2012
It's common knowledge that HPV — or human papillomavirus — is linked with cervical cancer, thanks to the controversy over the vaccine. But far fewer people know that this same sexually transmitted viral strain is connected to oral cancers,...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Carnival season is synonymous with excess, and even if you start out with the best intentions, it’s easy to find yourself bending – okay, breaking – all rules of moderate alcohol intake. And you pay for it. You wake up feeling...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...