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  • Down-to-earth apps for health, fitness, beauty

    Down-to-earth apps for health, fitness, beauty
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  • Statins likely help, not cause, fatty liver

    Q: Is a fatty liver a result or side effect of being on the statin Crestor? A: It's very unlikely that fatty liver is caused by rosuvastatin (Crestor) or any of the other statin drugs. In fact, some studies suggest that low to moderate doses of a...

    Rescue workers use apps to help save lives

    WASHINGTON When 911 dispatchers get a call that someone has collapsed and stopped breathing, they quickly notify first responders. In hundreds of communities across the U.S., they now also send out a smartphone app alert summoning citizens trained in CPR....

    Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?

    Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?
    The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, allegedly the intentional act of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, and the deaths of all 150 people on board is indeed a tragedy. But some good may come out of it if it induces people to take another look at those substances...

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....