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Today’s Health Issues: Bon Voyage …

Many of us are contemplating either taking a vacation or traveling to see friends and relatives during the summer. Most of us can go...

Today’s Health Issues: Risky business …

A year ago, I saw a cartoon with two people sitting across from each other at a table. One said, “I remember when we...

Today’s Health Issues: Common sense health maintenance …

Number one rule is to avoid extremes: there is no need to climb to a tree dressed in a diaper and eat only nuts...

Today’s Health Issues: Dietary supplements …

It is estimated that about half of all Americans take nutritional supplements. The question is why? The Food and Drug Administration states that “unlike...

Today’s Health Issues: How to choose a hospital …

Sooner or later we are all going to need to be admitted to a hospital. Most of the time the decision is made for...

Tody’s Heatlth Issues: Overweight — an increasing health risk ...

As we approach the end of the year and we start to contemplate New Year’s resolutions we must remember that nothing is as important as preserving our health.

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Today’s Health Issues: Meningitis outbreak — Are we under regulated? ...

As of Nov. 9, 419 cases of fungal meningitis and 32 deaths can be traced to a compound pharmacy in New England. Today, most medications...

Today’s Health Issues: Changes in medicine …

I thought it would be best to alternate my health columns between policy issues affecting health care and pressing health care problems affecting all...

Today’s Health Issues: What the Affordable Care Act means for seniors...

Editor’s note: Beginning this week, we will have a monthly health and healthcare column. Dr. Alberto Manetta is Professor Emeritus at the University of...
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