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Every year, thousands of Americans with kidney failure who could benefit from life-saving transplants can’t get the organs they need. A record number of people are dying while waiting for an organ...

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A career as a physician has traditionally been considered to be among the best vocations that talented students can pursue. That may no longer be the case. All too many doctors report that they are unhappy,...

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The news about the tragic deaths of several American tourists in the Dominican Republic in May 2019 has created an outcry and a media frenzy. As of June 30, there were at least nine deaths with similar...

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Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe? If you’re nodding in agreement, you’re not...

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One of the universal truths of health care is drugs don’t work if people don’t take them. But there are new devices in development that may help patients take their medications as required for up...

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We have all heard the tales about George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac River and, of course, wearing wooden teeth. They are all just myths, but one...

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Acute brain injury can result in significant damage and loss of consciousness, warranting life support and admission to an intensive care unit. A complex journey toward recovery begins, sometimes involving...

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Wandering through the grocery store, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the numerous brands and health claims on the dozens of sugar substitutes. It can be particularly confusing for those with diabetes...

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Everything is a toxin, or has the potential to be, in the field of toxicology. In the 1500s, Swiss physician Paracelsus, the father of toxicology, coined his famous dictum: “What is there that is not...

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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. Have you been tested? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that of the estimated 1.1 million people in the United States who have the HIV infection,...