Mary Carpenter

Forest Bathing: Getting Back to Nature

Find awe in your surroundings.

November 28, 2022

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Why Your Stomach Hurts

A type of bacteria called H.pylori may be irritating your stomach lining.

November 21, 2022

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Do You Need That Surgery?

Whether that medical treatment is necessary or not. It depends.

November 14, 2022

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Speech Stumbles

John Fetterman, Gaby Giffords and Bruce Willis all suffer from different types of aphasia.

November 7, 2022

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The Covid-Plus Winter Outlook

New Covid variants, flu season and RSV add up to a threat of a “tripledemic.”

October 31, 2022

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Herschel Walker’s Alternate Personalities

The Republican candidate for the Senate in Georgia blames his bad behavior on Dissociative Identity Disorder.

October 24, 2022

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The Inscrutable Universe of Drug Pricing

Medication costs are not only out of control, they’re also almost impossible to comprehend.

October 17, 2022

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Toxic Beauty

Buyer beware. Your makeup may have hidden dangers.

October 10, 2022

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Pelvic Discomfort, UTIs and Nocturia

Post-menopausal or not, don’t put off a gynecological exam.

October 3, 2022

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Red-Eye Alert

Repeated use of redness-relief eyedrops can be counter-productive.

September 26, 2022

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Group Therapy

Benefits include a broader perspective and working together to process problems.

September 19, 2022

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Green Burial

Eco-sensitive options for your last remains.

September 12, 2022

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Covid: September, 2022

New boosters, Paxlovid worries and the promise of a little-known medication.

September 5, 2022

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Mind-Altering Drugs Today

Research documents the mental health benefits of psychedelics, but obstacles remain.

August 29, 2022

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Warning Signs of Dehydration

How to tell if you’re dehydrated and how to prevent it.

August 15, 2022

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Summer Skin Scourges Revisited

Climate change is leading to larger poison ivy plants and the more potent oil that causes the irritating rash.

August 8, 2022

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Should You Try an At-Home Food-Sensitivity Test?

The accuracy of self-tests like 5Strands and Inside Tracker is debatable. Use with caution.

August 1, 2022

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Rosy Cheeks or Something Else?

Types and treatments for rosacea unpacked.

July 25, 2022

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