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  • Pharmacists try a more personal approach to treatment

    Pharmacists try a more personal approach to treatment
    Jose Alvarez clutches a red drawstring bag as he hobbles into a small office. He leans his crutches against the wall and takes a seat in the corner. His seven pill bottles, of varying heights, create a miniature skyline of orange and white. A heavyset...
  • 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...
  • Fitness Files: Snacks wrapped in expensive promises of health

    My niece held up a crinkly white bag of cookies. "Guess what these cost," she demanded. Prepared for an astronomical amount, I doubled my first guess, "Ten dollars." Her thumb bobbed up, up and she looked at me encouragingly. "Not fifteen!" I...
  • Medicines beat angioplasty of brain arteries to prevent stroke

    Q: My wife recently had a mini-stroke. She's fine now. An MRI showed a narrowed artery inside the brain. Could doctors open the blockage with angioplasty? A: Your wife has the most common reason for strokes and mini-strokes: one or more narrowed arteries...
  • Dr. Paul Dunn, who helped start Montessori school in Oak Park, dies at 95

     Dr. Paul Dunn, who helped start Montessori school in Oak Park, dies at 95
    After reading an article in Jubilee Magazine about a Montessori Method school in Connecticut, Dr. Paul J. Dunn and his wife gathered a group of friends who also had large families on New Year's Eve 1960 to discuss the possibility of starting such a school...
  • How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention

    How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention
    Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Indiana, noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people...
  • GNC allowed to sell herbal brand under deal with N.Y. attorney general

    GNC allowed to sell herbal brand under deal with N.Y. attorney general
    Nutritional supplement retailer GNC Holdings Inc. is cleared to sell some of its most popular products, including echinacea, ginseng and St. John’s Wort, under an agreement announced Monday with New York’s attorney general. State...
  • Imaging usually not necessary for new onset back pain

    Q: I'm 72 years old. I had sudden onset of low back pain one week ago for the first time. It's only a little better. My doctor said I did not need an x-ray or other imaging test. Is that normal? A: Based on a recent study, your doctor is correct....
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses
    NCHE ZAMA, MD, PhD has returned to Pocono Medical Center to lead the Cardiothoracic Surgery Program. Under his previous leadership, PMC gained national recognition as one of the highest rated cardiothoracic programs for quality in the nation. He...
  • Why do we love to watch psychopaths?

    Why do we love to watch psychopaths?
    With the success of HBO’s "The Jinx" and Robert Durst's impending extradition to Los Angeles for trial on a murder charge, I've found myself incessantly wondering: Why are audiences (myself included) so powerfully drawn to -- and entertained by --...
  • Physical activity offsets risks related to white spots on brain scans

    Q: I recently had a brain MRI after a fall. I did not have a concussion. However, my doctor told me I have white spots. I consider myself a bright 75-year-old. Do I need to worry? A: Radiologists often see white spots on brain scans, both CT scans and...