About: Wendy Braun

Wendy Braun Wendy Braun is the Post medical editor. She often reminds herself that Living Well requires tending to one’s spirit, as well as one’s body.

Posts by Wendy Braun:

Saving Sight

An affordable diagnostic camera could help save the vision of millions of people with diabetes.... More

What Should I Read Next?

After an unusually busy month, I’m looking forward to starting a new book. Any suggestions? My recent reads for pleasure include Life of the Beloved,... More

Happy Holy Days!
Happy Holy Days!

Walking down a grocery store aisle filled with bags and boxes of Easter goodies, I overheard a teenager say to her older companion, “What is... More

Diabetes: Foot Care

A new bathroom scale with illuminated mirrors may help people with diabetes rise to the challenge of managing the disease and avoiding its big time... More

Wine May Protect the GI Tract
Wine May Protect the GI Tract

No one is suggesting that drinking excessive amounts of alcohol is good for one’s health. But a new study suggests that a daily glass of... More

Check Out These Links
Check Out These Links

Ever been deferred as a blood donor because of a low blood count? An online tutorial helps explain why, and what to do about it.... More

Treating Epilepsy with New Technology

New Demipulse generators for certain hard-to-treat seizures are significantly smaller and lighter than earlier units and feature advanced technology to improve monitoring and programming of... More

New Way to Stop Stroke

About 55 facilities are participating in the National Institutes of Health-funded SAMMPRIS (Stenting & Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis) study... More

A Closer Look at Colon Cancer
A Closer Look at Colon Cancer

The FDA has approved a disposable imaging device that features a miniature “rear view mirror” to help physicians who perform colonoscopies better detect polyps on... More

Surgery Prevents Migraines

Turns out that fixing a hole in the heart might sometimes help prevent a debilitating pain in the head. In an observational study, 87 percent... More

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