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9 Travel Tips: On the Road with Diabetes

People with diabetes need more than just an extra set of clothes and a toothbrush to enjoy a late summer family reunion or fall festival. Here’s how to have a great time—and manage your glucose... More

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Novel Therapy for Back Pain

Osteoporosis may gradually weaken a healthy spine, setting the stage for the potentially debilitating fractures. Until a cure is found, an experimental treatment advance may... More

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The good news: Too many birthdays do not cause wrinkles or “age” spots. The bad news: Too much sunshine does. Follow these tips from New... More

Diagnosis: Appendicitis

The most common cause of emergency surgery in youngsters is notoriously difficult to diagnose with conventional blood tests and imaging studies such as CT scans... More

Mediterranean Diet Update

While fad diets that favor one food group over another seem to come and go with regularity, one strategy is proving remarkably enduring.... More

Microbes: The Invisible Enemy

A breakthrough finding could lead to new ways of combating hard-to-treat common culprits in food poisonings as well as bacteria that often attack those with... More

Slow Pulse
Slow Pulse

Q: I have been told that I have sinus bradycardia (heart rate of 40 to 50 beats per minute resting, sometimes below 40 ... More

Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation

Q: What are some possible causes of atrial fibrillation, and how can I get rid of it? My doctor said I have it, but I... More

Left Branch Block
Left Branch Block

Q: Will you please explain a left branch block and what it implies? Other than occasional fatigue, I feel no ill effects. ... More

Slow Pulse
Slow Pulse

Q: I have been told that I have sinus bradycardia (heart rate of 40 to 50 beats per minute resting, sometimes below 40 ... More

Drug Safety
Drug Safety

Q: I take warfarin and atenolol for atrial fibrillation and simvastatin for high cholesterol. I also take potassium and calcium supplements. Might one work against... More

Parkinson’s Research Update

Here’s promising news about exercise and genetics from the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.... More

Getting Personal About Headaches

Headaches are often a nuisance—and occasionally a nightmare. Here are four strategies from experts at the National Headache Foundation (NHF) to help you chart... More

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