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  • Larry Ellison Donates $4.5 Million at 'Rebels With A Cause' Cancer Research Gala

    The second annual "Rebels With a Cause" gala Thursday raised more than $9 million thanks to honoree Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and co-founder, as he matched donations with $4.5 million of his own. Hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios, the event...
  • Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims

    Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims
    A fair amount of conversation about e-cigarettes has involved their use in purportedly helping people to quit smoking. Researchers on Monday said the evidence for that has been “unconvincing,” and they suggest that regulations should forbid...
  • Flu Shots Keep Kids Out Of Hospitals

    Flu Shots Keep Kids Out Of Hospitals
    Flu vaccines work. They keep children out of hospitals. Parents who resist vaccinating their children should read a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed vaccinations reduced hospitalizations. (The report is at...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Try honey to zap those lingering late-winter coughs

    March is usually the last month of the winter season that our pediatric office is inundated with illness. I can now honestly tell exhausted parents (and our nurses) that this could be their child's last cold of the season, though I keep my fingers...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Blood pressure pill helps reduce diabetes complications

    Q: My doctor prescribed lisinopril for me because I have diabetes, even though my blood pressure has always been normal. My blood sugar came down to normal on pills. Do I really need another medicine? A: It depends more on your kidneys and your risk of...
  • Convenience and savings seldom mix: What not to buy at drugstores

    Drugstores offer a convenient way to shop for a variety of items, especially if you live in a big city that has one on practically every corner. However, convenience doesn't always mean savings, says Howard Schaffer, a deal expert and vice president of...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Make sure your teen is vaccinated for meningitis

    I was recently involved in the care of a 17-year-old boy who had meningococcal meningitis. This is a rare bacterial infection, but meningococcal disease continues to cause 75-125 deaths per year in the U.S. Meningococcal meningitis often begins with non-...
  • Cleaning up the grocery cart

     Cleaning up the grocery cart
    Like many children of the '70s, Mindy Greenberg grew up with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars and green clovers. "Our pantry was full of beautiful colors — sugar cereal, Pop-Tarts and Cheetos," she said. Beyond the plethora of processed...
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' from meth lab to Oval Office

     Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' from meth lab to Oval Office
    NEW YORK — In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics. Facing...
  • Do animals have long-term memory?

    These reader questions were answered by Thornhill, Ontario, Canada-based veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg, a contributing author to "Decoding Your Dog" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27), also including segments by fellow...