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Millions of people experience irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives. Most often, they are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease. However, some abnormal rhythms can indicate life-threatening … more
Wilhelmina Delco learned to swim at 80. Harold Berman is in his 67th year practicing law. Mildred Walston spent 76 years on the job at a candy company. And brothers Joe and Warren Barger are finding new spots in their homes for the gold medals … more
When death is in the house you feel the impermanence of life. When you feel the impermanence of life, you feel truth. When death is in the house, you have a keen sense of the present moment and it feels like wonder. When you are with a person in his … more
When death is in the house you feel the impermanence of life. When you feel the impermanence of life, you feel truth. When death is in the house, you have a keen sense of the present moment and it feels like wonder. When you are with a person in his … more
SEATTLE — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his … more
Q: I recently read that patients of younger doctors have a lower risk of death than patients of older doctors. How could this be? Don't older doctors have more experience? A: I was fortunate when I started my practice in internal medicine to be … more
Silence is the leading cause of a seriously overlooked health crisis in America — men are living sicker and dying younger than women at a rising rate. A century ago, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Today, men, on average, … more
Q: I have heard that turmeric supplements work quite well in an anti-inflammatory capacity, with less risk than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What are your thoughts on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory supplement? A: The turmeric powder found … more
New England states are experiencing a high prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. In 2015, Vermont experienced the highest incidence of Lyme disease per population (CDC, 2015 and 2016). This year, the anticipated rate of tick … more
Diana Nyad — the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida — has another big dream. It doesn't involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile journey that took her 53 hours. Instead, it involves millions of feet, which Nyad wants to see stride across every state in America. more
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