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We’re all distracted at times but that doesn’t mean we have ADHD. Look out for these symptoms.... More

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We all know people who, despite best intentions and tons of counseling, smoke-stopping treatments, and patches—can’t quit smoking. Are genes in play?... More

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Post Perspective on Healthcare

“Just about every American can cite a personal example of the staggering benefits—and equally staggering costs—of today’s medicine. Here’s mine …” writes Frederick Allen in... More

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Fixing Our Healthcare System

We spend more money per patient than any other country, yet we are less healthy by far. How did our healthcare system become such a... More

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Rice with Fresh Herbs

Trim your food budget and still eat well. Try this delicious side dish from celebrity chef Melissa d'Arabian's Ten Dollar Dinners.... More

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Varicose veins are more than annoying. Know your risk—and your options —to fend off dangerous complications that may arise. ... More

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The Cholesterol Conundrum

Statin drugs benefit some people immensely but are taken by millions more. If you’re at low risk for heart disease, taking drugs to lower your... More

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