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Too many nursing home residents with advanced dementia are given medications that offer little benefit.  >
Weight loss may be the new Holy Grail. But which plans really help? Pick one that is right for you. >
There is a wide range of drugs available to treat osteoporosis. How to figure out which is right for you. >
The racism found in healthcare today tends to be of a subtle, implicit variety. When doctors — even African-American doctors — treat African-American patients, racist preconceptions and unconscious prejudices influence both the kinds of treatments they recommend and the quality of the hospitals they send patients to. The accountability instituted by the ACA should help. But doctor education is an important piece as well. >

My 18 month-old son didn't breathe at birth and has severe brain damage and long seizures. He gets all nutrition through a g-tube. Is it ethical to stop his g-tube feeds? More >

Mom and Dad, this book is for you. It's about parenthood, not parenting. And it may help explain why you find it hard to speak in coherent sentences.  More >

Patients should not be on tube feeding unless they are expected to requireit for more than 30 days.  >

How many minutes do you walk
in a day?
A. Five to 10 minutes
B. 15 to 20 minutes
C. 25 to 35 minutes
D. at least 45 minutes a day

A physical therapist shows how poor body alignment is behind most injury and teaches you the safe way to do many daily tasks. More >

How often should you get your blood pressure checked?
A. Once a month.
B. Once a year.
C. It depends on your last blood pressure measurement.

Some people react more strongly to negative life events than others. It’s all about an overactive “disappointment pathway.” >
Who you eat with can affect what you eat, especially if your friends are overweight. >
There are clear markers in the blood of people who are or will become depressed. A step toward early diagnosis and treatment. >
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