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We Are Hooked On Vitamins Despite Scarce Evidence They Work

When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients.

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New Weapon In Fight Against Dementia

A University of Delaware researcher is investigating a novel compound’s role in combating age-related chronic diseases like mild cognitive disorder and dementia. 

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How To Reduce Nation’s Medical Costs for Hip & Knee Replacements

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in 2014, approximately 505,000 hip replacements and 723,000 knee replacements were performed in the U.S.

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‘Aggressive’ New Advance Directive Would Let Dementia Patients Refuse Food

Treading into ethically and legally uncertain territory, a New York end-of-life agency has approved a new document that lets people stipulate in advance that they don’t want food or water if they develop severe dementia.

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How Digital Technology is Helping Patients Manage Chronic Pain

Digital apps have long existed to help people lose weight or track exercise, and now, developers are providing new high-tech ways for those living with chronic pain to track key measures of their conditions.

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10 Reasons To Go Nuts For Pistachios

Large population studies show that people who regularly eat nuts, such as pistachios, have a lower risk of dying from heart disease or suffering a heart attack.

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