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  • 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...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
  • 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...
  • Holy Cross to hold free forum on anal cancer

    Holy Cross to hold free forum on anal cancer
    Holy Cross Hospital will host a free educational forum March 28 focusing on the importance of anal cancer screening, new treatments for the disease and life after treatment. The Holy Cross forum, entitled "Anal Cancer: Today's Approach, Tomorrow's...
  • Science confirms: Connection to others is key to good health

     Science confirms: Connection to others is key to good health
    "Relationships are not simply the icing on the cake for a life well lived," psychiatrist Daniel Siegel writes in the forward of Amy Banks' new book, "Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain For Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships" (Tarcher/Penguin)....
  • Having a dog can be great health benefit

    Having a dog can be great health benefit
    In addition to the companionship a dog offers, canine-human partnership also provides health and social boosts for adults, children and seniors, according to a special report by doctors at Harvard Medical School and MSPCA-Angell. The findings detail how...
  • New guidelines changing the use of statins

    Q: I'm confused about when a person should start drug therapy to lower cholesterol. It used to be based on a number. What's the latest? For years, doctors prescribed drugs to lower cholesterol based largely on blood test results. For most people, an...