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Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 4:41 PM

By Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary KracoffMore Content NowWe’ve all heard the phrase “wonder drug.” It’s used to describe a seemingly miraculous new drug that does wonders for patients with a particular condition, often on a mass scale. Think aspirin for pain relief or the antibiotic penicillin. A modern-day example may be “the little blue pill,” Viagra, or the breast cancer treatment Herceptin.

Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Q: What is Devic’s disease? Is it a kind of multiple sclerosis?

Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Do the various phases of the moon affect our health? Many people believe so and some scientific studies say yes, others say no.

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Q: I heard there is a new viral disease from Africa that has just come to the Americas. What is this?A: It sounds like you are referring to the chikungunya virus.

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Although teething is a normal process associated with the eruption of babies primary teeth, there is some confusion present, especially among parents, as how to best manage some of the symptoms.

Posted Jul 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on the dangers of prolonged sitting, benefits of eating nuts, children’s health news and senior health news.Tip of the Week

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Losing weight and keeping it off is a life-altering experience but worth the trouble. When I was pregnant and expecting my first child a relative cautioned me, “Life as you know it will cease to exist.” Not a tactful way to warn of changes but it...

Posted Jul 11, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on updating workout equipment, obesity, sleep problems and new research.Tip of the Week

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM

A great deal of media attention has been given to the deleterious physical and emotional consequences of children watching too much television. However, a recent article reminded us that adults who watch too much TV are also at a greater risk of...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Q: Why do people become hard of hearing as they grow older?

Updated Jul 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Create a healthy home environment with this expert advice on improving indoor air.

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