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  • 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...
  • Pill look different? Shape and color changes may prompt lapses

    Pill look different? Shape and color changes may prompt lapses
    In a decade, Americans have saved an estimated $1.2 trillion by taking generic drugs instead of the high-priced originals. But the booming market in copycat prescription pharmaceuticals - coupled with insurance companies' efforts to keep healthcare...
  • Study: Frozen poop pills may make fecal transplants simpler and safer

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

    Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases
    As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable — the...
  • 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...