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  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • Researchers Hunt For Keys To Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnoses

    Researchers Hunt For Keys To Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnoses
    Mary Christian-Madden's motherwas diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her late 70s, and four of her cousins, now all deceased, also developed the disease. "So I already know that it's there on the maternal side of the family," said Christian-Madden, 56, a...
  • Doctors reluctant to give young women permanent birth control

    Doctors reluctant to give young women permanent birth control
    When Lori Witt began pursuing a tubal ligation at age 27, she said physicians refused to even discuss it with her, telling her she was too young and might change her mind about having children. For more than a year, Witt tried to get sterilized. Finally...
  • Pharmacists Meet To Prepare For Dispensing Medical Marijuana

    Pharmacists Meet To Prepare For Dispensing Medical Marijuana
    SOUTHINGTON — Pharmacists preparing for the advent of Connecticut's medical marijuana industry gathered Wednesday to talk about the clinical aspects of dispensing a drug that has no federal approval nor the guidelines that go along with it. The...
  • Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance

    Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance
    Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked. But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
  • Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine

    Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine
    Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...
  • Pregnancy not as easy for older women as it may seem

    Middle-aged Hollywood stars and their newborns may make it seem like a fountain of youth has been discovered for women's fertility. But researchers at Yale University School of Medicine say these stars may be giving women the wrong perception.  Many...
  • Q&A on fertility with Dr. Pasquale Patrizio

    Q&A on fertility with Dr. Pasquale Patrizio
    In an age of assisted reproductive technology, can you rewind the biological clock? Not as much as you think, say Yale researchers in a study published in a recent issue of "Fertility and Sterility." Those are the findings of Dr. Pasquale Patrizio,...
  • New MRI reduces stress of test

    New MRI reduces stress of test
    Hadiya Jackson is feeling anxious as she awaits her MRI. The Lake Park High School gymnast banged her knee doing a back walkover on the beam, and she's hoping it's not fractured. Jackson slides her left leg into a circular tube in a new MRI machine that'...
  • Aging out of health care?

    Aging out of health care?
    More than 11 years ago, at age 89, Mary Cipolla, of Roselle, went through surgery for a rare type of pancreatic cancer, a "Hail Mary" procedure that removed parts of her stomach, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and small intestine — and saved her...
  • Critics pounce on Coke, Pepsi health initiatives

    Critics pounce on Coke, Pepsi health initiatives
    Sodas, sports drinks and other sugary beverages are an unhealthy choice for kids, according to the nation's leading pediatricians' group, which strictly opposes the sale and advertising of the products in schools. Yet Coca-Cola's Live Positively slogan...