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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Too many locked up unfairly [Letter]

    Too many locked up unfairly [Letter]
    Our ridiculous, mandatory sentencing in drug matters not only destroys lives, it costs the taxpayers a fortune ("A misguided drug policy," Dec. 23). And it's not just the racial discrimination rampant in crack and powder cocaine offenses that needs to...
  • Patients should be able to get their medications where they receive care [Letter]

    Your recent article on pharmaceutical products for patients in the workers' compensation system raised the issue of the cost of medications ("Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say," Dec. 28). There are issues with the cost of...
  • Gout flare-ups may be tamed with tart cherries

    Gout  flare-ups may be tamed with tart cherries
    Q: I am in my early 60s, but I've been hobbling around like an old man after a couple of bad bouts with gout. I have been on a prescription to treat it along with various other meds for high cholesterol and blood pressure. Several months ago, I felt...
  • Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's progression

    Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found. Compared...