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  • 5 Things Guys Need to do to Stay Healthy

    5 Things Guys Need to do to Stay Healthy
    Staying healthy is more than an addition to your to-do list. Instead, it makes completing your list possible. That said, we asked a doctor, oncologist Eric Nadler, for simple steps men can take to be their healthiest. Nadler practices medicine at Sammons...
  • Like crabs in the steamer

     
    Here we go, dear readers, staggering into what could well be some of the hottest, steamiest couple of days this summer. First, the warnings:Excessive Heat Watch: posted for Saturday in Baltimore, Southern Baltimore County, Washington, D.C., Arlington,...
  • Swimmers Not Warned of Sewage Leak

    You wouldn't let your children play in raw sewage. However, last month -- during a hot, humid weekend -- kids swimming in Hempstead harbor were doing just that. "We have a history of being proactive about closing beaches to protect the health of our...
  • POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed

    POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? My 15-year-old granddaughter has recently been diagnosed with POTS. ANSWER: A cure for POTS doesn't exist at this time. Fortunately, teenagers—a group...
  • Gulf oil spill: Top BP official aboard oil rig that exploded might refuse to speak at hearing

     
    A top BP official aboard the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April was expected to refuse to speak at a federal hearing Tuesday. Robert Kaluza, BP’s “company man,” a representative of the oil company’s interests......
  • Docs Reconsider Old Antibiotics

    Docs Reconsider Old Antibiotics
    More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was hailed as something close to the miracle of miracles. Doctors rushed to prescribe it for an array of medical problems — that is, until...
  • Hospitals Cut Out Meat with Antibiotics

    Hospitals Cut Out Meat with Antibiotics
    The evening's menu featured grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef over pasta, fresh seasonal vegetables and fresh organic peaches—items right at home in the city's finest restaurants. Instead, the dishes were prepared for visitors, staff and bed-bound...
  • Fresh Express recalls romaine lettuce salad products because of E. coli risk

     
    Fresh Express is recalling certain romaine lettuce salad products with expired Use-by Dates of July 8 – 12 and an “S” in the Product Code because they may have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. No other Fresh Express...
  • Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?

    Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?
    No one is suggesting, even remotely, that Americans give up salsa and guacamole. But it's worth noting the risks that they pose. New research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does just that. In analyzing outbreaks of food-borne...
  • Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has been diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis. Is there any treatment for him? What kind of doctor should he see? ANSWER: First and foremost, it's critical that your father stop drinking. Alcoholic hepatitis, an acute...
  • The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

    The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus
    When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...