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My acupuncturist Jen (I go to a community clinic where you pay on a sliding scale) just started me on a Chinese herbal supplement, and I have to say, it seems to be helping. I’ve had the beginnings of two migraines since I started taking them, but they apparently aborted themselves after a minute. Very […]

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This story is so amazing and he is such a dear little boy: In a surgical first, Philadelphia doctors have transplanted donor hands and forearms onto an 8-year-old boy whose own hands were amputated when he was a toddler. Zion Harvey told NBC News that the groundbreaking 10-hour operation performed earlier this month at the […]

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I’ve been saying this for years. There was even an exodus of readers who were so angry that I was implying their treatment might have been unnecessary — but it could have been. And now, another study, a big one, saying the same thing: The importance of regular mammograms to ending breast cancer has been […]

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So we’re going to have more affordable insurance for the foreseeable future. Yay! WASHINGTON — The latest and possibly the last serious effort to cripple Obamacare through the courts has just failed. On Thursday, for the second time in three years, the Supreme Court rejected a major lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act — thereby […]

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So as women living alone age, we’re going to drug them up because it’s cheaper than providing support services and higher Social Security payments? According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement […]

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All of a sudden, my migraines have gotten much more frequent (six in the past month or so) and two of them occurred in the middle of the night. This morning, I woke up, dropped something on the floor, bent to pick it up and there it was: another migraine aura. Shit. And even though […]

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The prices of items in a grocery store are typically clearly marked so that customers know exactly what they’re going to pay when they get to the register. Similar practices, however, do not apply to the U.S. private healthcare industry, where little regulation on hospital rates and a lack of transparency mean many patients are […]

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Wow. There was yet another major assault on Lyme victims by the medical establishment about six months ago, insisting none of this was true. Why, you would almost think patients could be trusted to tell the truth! Bad news first? Mistakes were made counting Lyme disease cases. Big mistakes. According to the CDC, its previously […]

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Maps of the lymphatic system: old (left) and updated to reflect UVA’s discovery. Image credit: University of Virginia Health System. This is really, really big news: In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the […]

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