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:

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

A Grandma’s Love
A Grandma’s Love

Six hours into the 500-mile trek home from Chippewa Falls where we had expressed our condolences and support to relatives mourning the loss of their... More

Walk Away Leg Pain
Walk Away Leg Pain

Intermittent claudication (cramping or pain caused by decreased blood flow to the lower leg muscles) is a common symptom in people with peripheral artery disease.... More

Graphing Grief
Graphing Grief

Over time, the emotional pain of losing a loved one typically lessens. Some people, however, suffer a debilitating sense of loss called complicated or long-term... More

Breast Cancer: Better Test, Better Treatment
Breast Cancer: Better Test, Better Treatment

A new test called chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH) looks for color changes in cancer cells to help identify — without ultra-expensive microscopes — those that are sensitive to... More

Are You Allergic to Penicillin?
Are You Allergic to Penicillin?

Probably not, suggests results of skin tests reported in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The new study shows that more than 90 percent of patients... More

Spring Fever
Spring Fever

It’s 50 degrees today, but here in Indianapolis the winter weather has a way of rearing its dreary head through March and into April. That’s... More

March 8: Spring Forward
March 8: Spring Forward

Springing forward to daylight saving time can really pack a punch for some people. University of Michigan experts suggest the following options to help you... More

Never Too Late To Quit
Never Too Late To Quit

Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered that older smokers are 79 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than nonsmokers of the same age.... More

Food For Thought
Food For Thought

Parents looking for reasons to shape up personal eating habits need look no further than their own children. New research from the UCLA Center for... More

Get Your ZZZs
Get Your ZZZs

Research data published in The Archives of Internal Medicine suggest that people with elevated blood pressure readings during the nighttime hours who get too little... More

A Real Eye-Opener
A Real Eye-Opener

Blame it on growing up with four brothers. Or just a dismally low beauty IQ. Whatever the reason, I always seem to be in the... More

What’s for breakfast?
What’s for breakfast?

The days are short and the weather is cold. It may be tough to find enough energy to get through the day, but the International... More

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