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  • To Govs. Jindal, Perry: A travel ban won't save lives, but Medicaid will

    To Govs. Jindal, Perry: A travel ban won't save lives, but Medicaid will
    For Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas, two Republican governors thinking about running for president, the Ebola virus has been a heaven-sent opportunity. It has allowed them to swank around as protectors of public health, distracting their...
  • 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....
  • How safe is the new weight-loss drug Contrave?

    Q: I need to lose weight. I heard about a new drug called Contrave. Does it work? Is it safe? A: Contrave is a combination of two drugs that were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration many years ago for other conditions. The two drugs are...
  • You can wean yourself off sleep aids

    Do you take a drug to help you sleep every night? You're not alone. Millions of Americans rely on prescription sleep medications, called sedative hypnotics. "People believe they can't sleep without them, and they stay on them for years," says sleep...
  • Saint Francis Partners With Dana-Farber For Clinical Trials

    The parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center announced Friday a new collaboration that allows local blood-cancer patients treated at Saint Francis to take part in clinical trials offered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Saint...
  • CT Man's Battle With Breast Cancer Lives On Through Documentary

     CT Man's Battle With Breast Cancer Lives On Through Documentary
    Bill Becker never stopped believing that he would beat breast cancer. After he was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2011, Becker, a Bridgeport resident, became a vocal advocate for awareness and research of the disease in men. Together with Bob...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Hypnosis can be a helpful relaxation technique to manage anxiety

    Q: Is hypnotherapy effective for generalized anxiety and panic disorders? A: Hypnosis is an interesting treatment that sometimes seems like magic. But it isn't magic; it's a kind of relaxation technique. Some people can use it to manage anxiety. How...
  • Seek help for thinning hair and hair loss

    Your hair is an important part of your self-image, and if you start to lose it--as up to 60 percent of us eventually do--the loss can be devastating. Throughout our lives, we regularly shed 50 to 100 strands a day, and that process accelerates as we get...
  • Ann Romney launches new center to study neurological diseases

    Ann Romney launches new center to study neurological diseases
    Let some in the political world obsess over whether Mitt Romney plans to run for president for a third time — Ann Romney has a bigger project in mind. On Tuesday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the Romneys are launching the Ann...
  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died...
  • 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....