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Medical test surprises: What should you know?

It is a growing side effect of modern medicine: A test for one condition turns up something completely unrelated. It might be a real danger, or an anxiety-provoking false alarm.

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Look who’s hitting the ski slopes

If you’ve walked into a ski lodge the past few years, likely as not you’ve seen tables filled with gray-haired skiers wearing sweaters so old they’re back in style.

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Pills made from poop cure serious gut infections

It’s a disgusting topic but a serious problem. Half a million Americans get Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infections each year, and about 14,000 die.

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Diabetic eye disease: What you should know

By Dr. Steven A. Nielsen As we leave the mildness of early autumn behind and prepare for the approaching colder months, it is important not only to take preventative measure to protect our bodies against illness (getting flu shots, taking a multi-vitamin supplement and dressing for the weather), but also to take care of our […]

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Uveitis: how to recognize the symptoms

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy Uveitis is inflammation in the layer of tissue situated between the retina and the sclera (the white of the eye). The middle layer, the uvea, is comprised of three parts: the iris (the colored part of the eye), the ciliary body (which makes the fluid within the eye) and the […]

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Strengthening exercises: Good for aging bodies

By Paul Reilly Moderate to high intensity strength training can improve the health of older adults as well as increase their strength, independence, vitality and quality of life. Not long ago, such a statement by a health professional would have provoked skepticism, at the very least, and may have even raised liability issues. In fact, […]

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