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  • Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away

    Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away
    Holy heart attack! Researchers have found that certain high-risk heart patients stand a better chance of survival if they go to a teaching hospital when all the cardiologists have left town.  Though heart doctors have joked that the safest place to...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Studies suggest joint pain unlikely side effect of blood-thinner

    Q: I take the blood-thinner Xarelto. Are joint pains one of the side effects? A: Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is one of the new oral anti-coagulant drugs. Doctors prescribe it to prevent or treat potentially dangerous blood clots. In the past, the only oral...
  • Even if you backslide, resolving to improve your health is worthwhile

    If you've ever made New Year's resolutions that include adopting better health habits, you probably know they aren't easy to keep. The reason resolutions often don't work is because lasting change is usually not accomplished in a dramatic leap but through...
  • More cancer trials, treatments for Holy Cross patients

    More cancer trials, treatments for Holy Cross patients
    Cancer patients treated at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale will have access to more clinical trials and medical treatments under a new agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr....
  • Mood changes common when quitting smoking

    Mood changes common when quitting smoking
    Q: I started taking Chantix seven days ago. I also take an antidepressant. I've noticed a subtle decline in mood. Is it the Chantix or an interaction between the Chantix and the antidepressant? A: There is good evidence that Chantix — the...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...
  • 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...
  • Online Alzheimer's tests unscientific and inaccurate

    There are memory tests all over the Internet, but they're notoriously poor at evaluating your memory and mental skills. If you're genuinely concerned memory lapses and fear they might point to Alzheimer's disease, talk to a professional. "If people are...
  • 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....
  • Tommy Amaker realizes dream of making Harvard basketball relevant

    Tommy Amaker is more dreamer than pragmatist. Always has been. He believed that Mike Krzyzewski, with little more than Chicago toughness, a West Point education and Bob Knight's endorsement, could coach Duke basketball back to national prominence....
  • Study shows there's no "best" drug to reduce risk of bone fractures

    Q: I just had a bone density test that shows osteoporosis. I think my doctor will be prescribing a new medicine. How does a doctor choose? A: The reason for treating osteoporosis is to reduce the chance of having a bone fracture. The most disabling...