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Given the opioid addiction crisis, it would seem preposterous that an opioid is legal for use in the United States and can be purchased at tea stores, convenience stores, over the internet and, yes, even...

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Thirty years ago, scientists began to unlock the mysteries regarding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. This knowledge ushered in an era of great enthusiasm that scientists could develop new therapies...

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In most U.S. medical schools, lessons about death naturally focus on the care of the dying patient. But there is another group of people to whom health professionals need to learn to attend: the dying...

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“The South Beach Diet” sold 23 million diet books. Dr. Atkins sold another 15 million. Even lesser-known diet books like Christian best-sellers “The Maker’s Diet” regularly sell millions of...

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Vaccination is underway for the 2017-2018 seasonal flu, and next year will mark the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed roughly 40 million people. It is an opportune time to consider...

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Some of the communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic are in rural America. However, many of those same communities lack access to comprehensive treatment. To address the epidemic’s increasing...

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Does living at a higher altitude affect your mental health? VAndreas/shutterstock.com Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. In the next 20 years, it’s expected to cause more than...

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I belong to a group called Doctors for Puerto Rico. We have been dispatching medicine and small teams of medical staff to the island, in coordination with local health authorities since two-and-a-half...

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“Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity.” So started William Banting‘s “Letter on Corpulence,” likely the first...

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There’s an old adage that states “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency on opioid use on Oct. 24. He outlined several strategies...