Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ebola warning

“The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air. You can now get Ebola only through direct contact with … Continue reading

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New research suggests that sugar is the real hazard to your health in general, and your heart more specifically

O’Keefe stated that “the number one demon in our diet that’s making us sick and overweight and depressed and unhealthy is sugar, added sugar.” The reason he gave is that sugar makes us hungry all the time and tends to … Continue reading

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WHO publishes first global report on topic “shrouded in taboo:” Suicide.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization released its first report on the world’s second leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29: suicide. “This report is a call for action to address a large public health problem, which has … Continue reading

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Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground

Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on … Continue reading

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Talking to Men About PSA Testing

“Why is it so hard for doctors to change how they approach the test? Partly it’s because the pros and cons of PSA testing are so difficult for doctors to explain to patients. But doctors are also understandably afraid of … Continue reading

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Many seniors get unnecessary and potentially harmful cancer tests

Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Screening is an important part of routine medical care. Screening means checking a seemingly healthy person for signs of hidden disease. It is routinely done for various types of … Continue reading

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Hospital volunteers offer a human touch to visitors, patients

A friend of mine was recently hospitalized for complicated heart surgery. During the next few days following that surgery, there was a constant flow of hospital staff members coming to his bedside to check his vital signs, or his intravenous … Continue reading

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