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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 wreck? And what is to be done? More

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Rice with Fresh Herbs. Photo by Ben Fink © 2012.
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

Summer Sanders
Give Your Legs a Lift

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

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

“Watch Me Walk”

New experimental technologies aim to help paralyzed patients leave their wheelchairs behind.  More

Lose Weight for Good!
Lose Weight for Good!

Diets work. The hard part is sticking to them. And researchers have finally figured out that what happens inside your brain is as important as More

The New Science of Stress

We now understand how chronic worry chips away at good health—and what it takes to relieve the tension of everyday life. More

Therapy Dogs and Healing

In hospitals and research centers across the country, man’s best friend is showing a stunning ability to heal our bodies and soothe our souls. More

Elizabeth Taylor: AIDS Activist

In 1987, Elizabeth Taylor spoke directly to the Post about her final, most passionate role: bringing HIV to the forefront of American conversation. More

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