Mary Carpenter

Fear of Falling

Practicing falling can help prevent broken bones and make you feel braver.

June 24, 2019

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Epilepsy: Still A Mystery

It’s not a simple disease to diagnose or treat.

June 17, 2019

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Mindfulness Revisited

A new gadget with a silly-sounding name may just kickstart meditation.

June 10, 2019

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Psychopaths: What We Know About Them

Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes fits the psychopath label. “Killing Eve’s” Villanelle, maybe not.

June 3, 2019

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Warts and Cysts: The Differences

Did you know you can use duct tape to get rid of a wart?

May 27, 2019

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Do You Need the Measles Vaccine?

Most everything you need to know about the recent measles outbreak.

May 20, 2019

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The Booming CBD Business

Looking for a CBD product? Read the label carefully.

May 13, 2019

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A Heads-Up on Concussions

What doctors may not know about treating mild brain injuries.

May 6, 2019

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Calcium Supplements: Helpful or Not?

The arguments for and against taking supplements/drugs for bone health.

April 29, 2019

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Surviving Schizophrenia

It’s not the dire diagnosis it used to be.

April 22, 2019

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After You Say ‘I’m Sorry’

Knowing how to respond to someone’s bad news can be challenging. Some tips.

April 15, 2019

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Brain Savers

There’s no magic pill yet to stave off dementia, although some supplements and playing games show promise.

April 8, 2019

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The Promise of High-Tech Drugs

Personal 3-D printers could someday let people print their own prescription drugs.

April 1, 2019

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That Itchy Feeling

The hardest part about having an itch is to stop scratching it.

March 25, 2019

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Dieting by Algorithm

Forget complicated calorie counting. The A.I. diet can tell you what and how to eat.

March 18, 2019

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Should You Take a Statin?

That depends on a calculation of your heart disease risk level and your doctor’s guidance.

March 11, 2019

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The Shape of Water

Is it safe to drink water? We explain the choices.

March 4, 2019

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Something Bunny Is Happening

Rabbits are running all over. Gardeners, take heed.

February 25, 2019

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