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Understanding the diagnosis and treatment of head concussions, one of the most common traumas affecting millions of people each year, particularly during the fall sports season, requires separating … more
Q: I graduated from college last spring, and I just got my first full-time job, which I love. But it means that I'm sitting for more than eight or nine hours a day, and I hate it. Would one of those … more
The very first module for my medical humanities course is called "Good Death: Oxymoron or Possibility?" A good death implies a good dying time leading up to death. The question is can dying ever be … more
Q: My husband has seemed really down since the birth of our son six months ago. We're both being run ragged, and very proud of our son, but my husband seems less happy than I had hoped he would be. … more
CHICAGO — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative … more
Q: What can be done for normal pressure hydrocephalus? My dad was diagnosed with this condition six months ago after developing severe gait problems, urinary urgency and memory issues. He has a few … more
Q: Are some people just not meant to fly? I get severe ear pain when my plane is descending. I've tried chewing gum and repeated swallowing, and I never fly with a sinus condition. Unfortunately, I … more
Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year.Growing labor expenses and sicker patients helped push … more
WASHINGTON — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, … more
SPRINGFIELD — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, southeastern Vermont's community mental-health agency, held its 2017 annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Great Hall in … more
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