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  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Sugar-for-sweetener swap could backfire

    Q: More and more nutrition advice seems to be anti-sugar these days. So are artificial sweeteners a good alternative? A: Sugar in all its forms may be the single most important dietary cause of obesity and heart disease in the American diet today....
  • With even some generics rising in price, explore ways to cut your drug costs

    Q: Recently, my doctor prescribed a 10-day course of doxycycline. I always ask for a generic since I need to pay full price. I was shocked when the pharmacist said it would be almost $65. I took this medication three years ago and I think it cost me...
  • Volunteering can be good for both mind and body

    The upcoming holiday season may inspire you to volunteer your time and talent to a deserving cause or person. And it's a gift that will come right back to you. Science backs the mood-boosting benefits of being of service to others. "We grow up learning...
  • Deena Kenney: Marijuana suitable treatment for certain medical conditions

    Deena Kenney: Marijuana suitable treatment for certain medical conditions
    I am an advocate for medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. I didn't start out that way. If you would have told me three years ago that I would be fighting for the chance to get my teenage son marijuana, I would have called you crazy. But...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Inflamed tongue can have many causes

    Q: Recently, my tongue has become red and very sensitive. What might cause this? A: Your tongue is likely inflamed. Doctors call this glossitis. Many things can irritate the surface of your tongue, including tobacco products, toothpaste, mouthwash and...
  • Seek guidance to pick the right hearing aid for you

    How many times during recent conversations have you said, "What?" or "Excuse me?" or "Speak up!" If the answer is, "More than occasionally," then your hearing may be impaired. Many men who could benefit from a hearing aid don't use one. One common hurdle...
  • The fishy origins of the fish oil craze

    In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other marine animals protected this group from heart disease. The...
  • FAU researcher collaborates on 'first-of-its-kind' tobacco study

    FAU researcher collaborates on 'first-of-its-kind' tobacco study
    Kicking the habit is tough, and in a newly published paper, a Florida Atlantic University researcher and her collaborators explain why: Nicotine withdrawal can mimic depression, making it more difficult to derive joy from even the best things in life....
  • Study: Frozen poop pills may make fecal transplants simpler and safer

    Would you swallow frozen poop in a pill? What if you were infected by a stubborn strain of Clostridium difficile and suffering from diarrhea bad enough to send you to a hospital? It may – OK, probably does – sound gross. But researchers...
  • High uric acid level may not call for drug therapy

    Q: I recently had a blood test. My uric acid level is high at 8.1 mg/dL. I had one attack of gout two years ago. Do I need medicine to lower my uric acid? A: Since you've only had gout once, you probably don't need medicine to lower your uric acid level....
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Medication, exercise best tools to cope with COPD

    Q: I was just diagnosed with COPD and chronic bronchitis. What are my treatment options? A: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD get symptoms and flare-ups because of inflammation...