Mary Carpenter

Corona Virus Update: 3.10.2020

Over 60? The CDC advises staying home as much as possible.

March 9, 2020

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Global Warming’s Impact on Your Health

Corona virus is not the only illness that causes flu-like symptoms.

March 2, 2020

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Collagen Redux

You asked. We answered on powdered collagen, gelatin and bone broth.

February 24, 2020

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The Keto Diet: Good for You?

Ketogenic diets are popular again but are they sustainable?

February 17, 2020

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Understanding Scary Public Health Announcements

How to assess risk when alarms sound on coronavirus.

February 10, 2020

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Do Collagen Supplements Work?

Recent studies show that taking them can improve skin elasticity and signs of aging.

February 3, 2020

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Flu Season Is In Full Swing

Flu can last into April and even May; it’s not too late to get the vaccine now.

January 27, 2020

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It’s Not Willpower, It’s Science

Changing old, bad habits is a good thing. But it will take time.

January 20, 2020

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A Nose Job in Costa Rica, Root Canal in Mexico

In search of less expensive health care, more Americans have become medical tourists.

January 13, 2020

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The Poop on Fecal Transplants

Yes, it sounds icky, but it could save lives.

January 6, 2020

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Resolved?

We’re ambivalent about resolutions. We make them anyway, or vow not to.

January 5, 2020

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It’s Electric: Brain and Body Stimulators

Non-invasive stimulators are popping up everywhere. What to know about them.

December 16, 2019

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Protein Redux

Getting older means we need more protein in our diet.

December 2, 2019

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Solutions for Soothing Itchy, Dry Skin

Advice for dry-skin sufferers: shorter showers and moisturizers with the fewest ingredients are your best bets.

November 25, 2019

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What’s Wrong? Diagnosing Diagnoses

There’s a fine line between healthy and ill, especially when the symptoms seem to be mental.

November 18, 2019

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A Guide to Tinted Lenses

Color them . . . confusing.

November 11, 2019

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Mindfulness and Meditation

The evidence mounts for the health benefits of meditation. Our resident skeptic lets down her resistance.

November 4, 2019

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Hormone Therapy Got a Bad Rap

A flawed 2002 study denied women the benefits of hormone replacement therapy.

October 28, 2019

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