Mary Carpenter

Tummy Trouble: Diverticulitis

Pope Francis’s recent colon surgery shines a new light on a relatively common disorder.

July 19, 2021

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Body Therapies

Bessel van der Kolk’s 2015 book on the mind-body connection for treating mental health issues is more popular than ever.

July 12, 2021

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Better Breathing

A science journalist’s recent book is a user’s manual for the respiratory system.

July 5, 2021

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Spare Parts

Knee and hip replacements keep improving. Growing new organs is more difficult.

June 28, 2021

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Lessons From Covid

New research focuses on the question of personal immune response.

June 21, 2021

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Get Smart About Cannabis

What to know before you buy marijuana.

June 14, 2021

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Summer Skin Scourges

The not-so-joyous parts of the season: poison ivy, heat rash, melasma, etc.

June 7, 2021

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The Art and Science of Wound Care

It takes a combination of detective work and hands-on attention.

May 31, 2021

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Critical Conditions: Illness in Literature

Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann and Oscar Wilde all created characters suffering from the diseases of their day.

May 24, 2021

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Racism in Medicine: An Update

Biased health care practices can lead to dire consequences.

May 17, 2021

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Fitbits Are So Last Decade

New digital devices offer information on everything from sleep quality to mental health.

May 3, 2021

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Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

For people struggling with BPD, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help, especially when it’s accompanied
by practicing skills learned.

April 26, 2021

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Vaccine-Induced Blood Clots

U.S. health officials, concerned about mistreatment of clots, recommended pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

April 19, 2021

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Dysautonomia Revisited

A disruption in the autonomic nervous system is a common symptom of long-haul Covid.

April 12, 2021

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Post-Pandemic Spring Cleansing

A diagnosis like SIBO and an ionic foot bath treatment are very 2021.

April 5, 2021

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Diverging Views on Covid-19 Risks

As more people are vaccinated, three camps are divided about the way forward.

March 22, 2021

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Public Health Stats on Disease in 1600s London

Keeping track of how many people died of what disease was a 17th-century public health measure.

March 15, 2021

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What to Do About Chilblains

The antique-sounding skin ailment is caused by exposure to cold weather.

March 8, 2021

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