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Doctors Weigh Pros and Cons of Prescribing Hot-Button Alzheimer’s Drug
The recent FDA approval of the drug Aduhelm has created a quandary for doctors and patients. Can its modest effectiveness justify its cost?
Who’s Monitoring Health App Privacy?
Health apps let us see our test results, appointments and monitor activity, but some have questionable privacy policies.
A Surge in Pediatric Telehealth Visits
More children saw their doctors online during the pandemic. It's convenient, but not suitable for every condition, and not all enjoy access.
Aspirin for Heart Disease? Less May Be More
Low-dose aspirin offers undeniable benefits for heart patients, a study finds. There are some risks, so talk to your doctor before starting.
Weight Loss Supplements Won’t Work
We all wish we could just take a pill to lose weight. But unfortunately, the weight-loss supplements on the market don't do much.
Rethinking Breast Cancer Treatment for Seniors
For women over 70, it may not be necessary to pursue aggressive treatment for breast cancer. Here's what needs to be considered.
Polypharmacy Deepens Seniors' Mental Confusion
Too many seniors with dementia are prescribed a mix of drugs to calm anxiety and ease depression and pain, leaving them more confused.
Putting Antibiotic Use on a Diet
Antibiotics are frequently overused, and bacteria have become resistant. A new set of guidelines helps doctors and patients cut back.
Lower BP Early to Cut Stroke Risk
It's not just high blood pressure that puts Blacks at four times more risk for a stroke. Racism and economic stress contribute, too.
Who, Me? Susceptible to Online Health Misinformation?
Some people are more likely to believe health claims are true when they aren't. Are you one of them? Here's how to pick up on sketchy info.
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