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Those who've had COVID boosters may think they're covered, but protection wanes after about 5 to 6 months. New variants are an issue, too.
The Things Doctors Say
Doctors' advice can be confusing. Medical jargon is one culprit; so are common words that mean something different when used medically.
Sex Differences in Preventive Cardiovascular Care
The guidelines for preventing CVD are the same for both men and women. So why are women told to diet when men are prescribed statins?
Some Bad News About “Good” Cholesterol
HDL or high density lipoprotein cholesterol has been considered heart-protective. But there's a catch -- race may affect its benefits.
Is Medicare Advantage a Disadvantage?
Open enrollment for Medicare ends December 7. If you are trying to decide between traditional Medicare and an Advantage plan, read this.
Rating the New Weight-Loss Meds
More and more people are trying to lose weight to protect their health. Four new medications, in addition to diet and exercise, can help.
The high price of insulin means that many diabetics skip or reduce doses to save money, a choice that is dangerous to their health.
Low-T's Link to Severe COVID in Men
Low-T is not unusual, but it appears to put men at greater risk for severe COVID-19 infection. But hormone treatment is not without risks.
A Long View of Weight-Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery offers benefits that last for years. The joints, health and economic well-being of patients are all positively impacted.
Nurses who come from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds can reduce the life-threatening risks that accompany many minority pregnancies.
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