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Women Less Likely Than Men To Seek Alcohol Treatment

 Although women are more likely than men to seek treatment for most medical or psychiatric disorders, men are more likely to seek alcohol treatment.

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Alcohol-Linked Disease Overtakes Hep C As Top Reason For Liver Transplant

For years, conventional wisdom suggested that people with a heavy drinking past who did not have a period of sobriety under their belts would not be good candidates to receive a new liver.

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A mouse sits atop a contained mouse in Richard Miller's pathology and geriatrics lab at the University of Michigan. Miller heads one of the three labs funded by NIH to test anti-aging substances on mice. (Melanie Maxwell for KHN)

A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Pill? Sure, If You’re A Mouse

Discerning hype from reality in the longevity field has become tougher than ever as reputable scientists such as Sinclair and pre-eminent institutions like Harvard align themselves with promising but unproven interventions.

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The Trust Older Patients Place In Doctors Can Compromise Care

Placing trust in doctors to advocate for their medical care, older adults rarely ask for referrals to specialists, specific prescriptions, express concerns or follow-up after medical visits.

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Shameful Secrets Bother Us More Than Guilty Secrets

Everyone has secrets, but what causes someone to think about them over and over again?

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Study: Vitamin D No Benefit To The Those Over 70

There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls.

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