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New Hand Therapy

A unanimous decision by an FDA advisory committee on September 16, 2009, paves the way for full approval of a novel and noninvasive treatment to restore hand function (and quality of life) for people with More

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H1N1: Can You Minimize Your Risk?

Leading experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration offer the following advice More

Heartburn Relief
Heartburn Relief

To A.S.: Long-term use of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (such as Aciphex) for acid reflux is seen by most as a safe choice that More

Tylenol: Use as Directed
Tylenol: Use as Directed

When used correctly, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) is safe and effective with a lower risk of stomach upset than other over-the-counter pain relievers. More

Metformin and Glucose Levels
Metformin and Glucose Levels

To E.W.: The hemoglobin A1c level indicates a person’s average blood glucose over the prior three months. It is a better measure of glucose control More

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

5 Steps to Healthier Skin

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

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

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