Monthly Archives: December 2013

Holiday gift nobody wants – flu season is here (still time to get vaccinated before the peak hits)

The swine flu is back. The strain of influenza that struck in spring 2009 and quickly became a global phenomenon is spreading widely around the United States again, according to national and local reports on this year’s flu season. Last week, the … Continue reading

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Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss?

Imbalances in the microbial community in your intestines may lead to metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes. What does science say about how to reset our bodies? More.

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When palliative care is the best care for patients

SEATTLE — Leanne Henry winced. Five weeks had passed since her liver transplant, and she hurt just lying still. Katie Schlenker softly touched her leg. “Are you still in a lot of pain?” Henry, a petite mother of five who … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Grief

“Someone laughed. It might have been my sister, dad, grandmother, or one of the dozen friends and family members arrayed around that bed in my parents’ room. Before we cried, said goodbye, and fanned out in separate cars to begin … Continue reading

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Meet Patrick Soon-Shiong, The LA Billionaire Reinventing Your Health Care

ANTA MONICA, Calif. –- You have been diagnosed with lung cancer. There is a bewildering array of drugs, and combinations of drugs, that may shrink the tumor and prolong your life. Or they could make matters worse and give you … Continue reading

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A new method for curing cancer?

She had stage-three colon cancer. And now the treatment she is receiving may show the way for a new approach to fighting cancer.   More.

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