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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
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.
Internet Therapy Good for Some, but Not All
Online cognitive behavioral therapy, with its on-demand capabilities, can really help those with symptoms of mild to moderate depression.
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.
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