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  1. During the past 25 years, as mounting research has demonstrated the efficacy of treating patients with means that go beyond a standard physician’s prescription, “integrative medicine” departments...
  2. New behaviors can take up to 254 days—or about eight and a half months—to become habit. For making fitness and exercise routine, personal training has become the gold standard. The one-on-one...
  3. When a doctor changes her daily eating plan based on the results of her own medical research, it seems like a prescription for us all to follow suit. Nuts have remained a crucial source of protein,...
  4. Ultrasound, an imaging technology long used to examine fetuses in the womb and peer into patients’ organs, is gaining wider acceptance for imaging joints, muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments...
  5. When newly diagnosed cancer patients are prescribed chemotherapy, they are understandably apprehensive. The word "chemotherapy" evokes images of very ill people suffering through their cancer...
  6. Remarkable advances in technology have made it possible for medical teams at major centers such as UCLA to save the lives of patients who in years past would have had little to no chance for survival...
  7. A study of 69,000 Medicare patient records led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that people with spine compression fractures who undergo operations to strengthen back bones with cement survive...
  8. Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive...
  9. Steven Nissen, MD, discusses the controversy in the world of heart disease prevention that may affect millions of people: the one-third of all American adults who have increased risk of heart attack...
  10. Specially designed comprehensive behavioral therapy is more effective than sessions offering patient support and education in helping adults with Tourette syndrome manage their tics – sudden,...

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