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  • Preventive strategies can reduce risk of another dislocated shoulder

    Q: I've dislocated my shoulder twice. What can I do to prevent this from happening again? A: When a shoulder is dislocated, the ball-shaped portion of the upper arm (the humerus) has moved out of its normal position within the cup-shaped socket. The...
  • Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist

    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic defibrillator in a human and a civil rights activist who helped open the doors of John Hopkins University School of Medicine to minority students, has died at the age of 70....
  • Down-to-earth apps for health, fitness, beauty

    Down-to-earth apps for health, fitness, beauty
    Tribune Newspapers It's down-to-earth day, with go-to apps for finding the best deals on prescription generics, researching specific medications and conditions, limiting the amount of toxins in personal-care products, and a quickie workout with a big...
  • Statins likely help, not cause, fatty liver

    Q: Is a fatty liver a result or side effect of being on the statin Crestor? A: It's very unlikely that fatty liver is caused by rosuvastatin (Crestor) or any of the other statin drugs. In fact, some studies suggest that low to moderate doses of a...
  • Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?

    Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?
    The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, allegedly the intentional act of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, and the deaths of all 150 people on board is indeed a tragedy. But some good may come out of it if it induces people to take another look at those substances...
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • Online auction to benefit dog-rescue service

    RUFF Rescue of Central Florida, a dog-rescue service based in Minneola, is having an online auction through 9 p.m. April 15. There are more than a dozen categories including fitness, sports memorabilia, wine tastings, photography, dog zone and theme...
  • Rescue workers use apps to help save lives

    WASHINGTON When 911 dispatchers get a call that someone has collapsed and stopped breathing, they quickly notify first responders. In hundreds of communities across the U.S., they now also send out a smartphone app alert summoning citizens trained in CPR....
  • Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements

    Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements
    An amphetamine-like compound that has never been tested in humans is present in a range of popular diet pills and sports supplements, a study in a pharmacological journal has found. The substance, known as BMPEA, is found in products advertised as...
  • Thomas Gray lived six days, but his life has lasting impact

    PHILADELPHIA When she found out early in her pregnancy that one of her identical twins would die at birth, Sarah Gray began a five-year journey that culminated last week in Philadelphia. She had to carry the sick baby to term in order to protect his...
  • Monkey deaths prompt investigation of Harvard primate center

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating the New England Primate Research Center run by Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts in response to the deaths of six monkeys at the Oregon Zoo last year, shortly after they arrived from the center....