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Dodging DNA Destiny

Dodging DNA Destiny

After reading your articles in The Saturday Evening Post, I felt compelled to send you a question about diastolic dysfunction. I’m interested in knowing if a genetic marker has been identified and if a test... More

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You’ve heard it before, but the most effective strategy to fight germs is to wash your hands regularly. Using soap and warm water is best,... More

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To J. R., Caseville, Michigan: You write that generic versions of Amaryl (for diabetes) and Vasotec (for high blood pressure) often vary in color or... More

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The search for safer and more effective options to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) is an active focus of research around the globe. To date, about... More

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Defibrillation Breakthroughs
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Neighborhood Heart Watch, the brainchild of Dr. Douglas Zipes, is a grassroots initiative to place AEDs where most heart emergencies occur—in homes and neighborhoods. We... More

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