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Even Little Hits Can Cause Big Problems
Repeated hits, not just concussions, can cause damage to the brains of young football players who have had previous injuries. What to do.
Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
Too Much Time on Your Hands?
There's a sweet spot when it comes to free time: Too little of it and you're stressed. Too much, and productivity and happiness decline.
Green Cleaning That Makes a Difference
Common household cleaning products expose users to toxic chemicals. Domestic workers are especially at risk. Safer substitutes are possible.
A-Fib and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol is risky for people who occasionally experience an irregular heartbeat. Even one drink can trigger an episode of A-Fib.
COVID Vaccines Give People — and the Economy — a Shot
Data show that vaccines prevented millions of cases and saved as much as $1.4 trillion in just the first five months they were available.
Prostatitis Pain? Try Acupuncture
Prostatitis is painful, and acupuncture has been found to offer lasting help. It eases other painful conditions, too.
Concern Over Opioid Dosage Tapering
Opioids can help ease chronic pain, but the risks of addiction often lead doctors to taper doses, a difficult transition. Here's what helps.
Don't Stay Thirsty — Hydrate for Heart Health
Drinking too little fluid in midlife is associated with a risk of heart failure in later life. Stay hydrated: Aim for a couple quarts a day.
Vaccines Versus COVID Variants
As new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerge, researchers are figuring out the kind of protection vaccines offer and how long it lasts.
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