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It can literally be a matter of life and death. If you are a current or former smoker, your risk of developing lung cancer could be 25 times higher than someone who never smoked. Today, there's only one proven way to dramatically improve the … more
CHICAGO - Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research adds to decades of conflicting … more
We've all been there. The last bite of the cookie drops on the floor, and if it's under five seconds, it's safe to eat. Right? We do so many things to stay healthy — watch what we eat, … more
DEAR DOCTOR K >> I think my 4-year-old daughter may have a urinary tract infection. How will it be treated? And what can I do to make sure she doesn't get another one? DEAR READER >> A … more
As the winter months approach, so do the colds, flus and other common illnesses that send you or your children to the doctor's office in search of a cure. Whatever the ailment, many patients or their … more
Jaycee Danforth recently turned 3. But when you say hello to her, she may not talk back. She's not shy and she's not rude. She just has Rett Syndrome. She doesn't appear much differently from … more
Have you ever heard of K2, and Spice or Charge Plus and Hurricane Charlie? They are labels given to substances within two categories of the hundreds of synthetic drugs sold in the U.S. K2 and Spice … more
DEAR DOCTOR K >> I was recently diagnosed with osteopenia. My doctor advised strength training because it can help slow bone loss. How does it do that? DEAR READER >> Osteopenia is a … more
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