Mary Carpenter

Brain-Training and Motion Sickness

Visuospatial exercises could reduce the risk of motion sickness for drivers and might also help cruise passengers and users of virtual reality headsets.

October 18, 2020

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The Patient’s Role in Diagnosis

Convincing a doctor to recognize your symptoms may require evidence.

October 12, 2020

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Cults and Addiction

Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman gave more than $100 million to New York-based cult Nxvim.

October 5, 2020

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Covid-19’s Effects on Kidneys

Virus updates: Kidney damage, new vaccine candidates and “cocooning” as a reopening strategy.

September 28, 2020

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Right-Brain Creativity

The best of both worlds: learning to use both sides of our brains.

September 21, 2020

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Rheumatologists Change Covid Treatment

Experts in diseases of the immune system, rheumatologists have had a large role in revolutionizing Covid treatment.

September 14, 2020

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Big-Toe Aches

It’s one problem area that can be the root of bigger ones.

September 7, 2020

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Altered States

The healing power of psychedelics.

August 31, 2020

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Covid-19: End-of-Summer Status Report

Questions about the value of testing, the importance of masks, anti-junk food laws in Mexico.

August 24, 2020

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The Power of Proprioception

Our sixth sense is a key factor contributing to balance.

August 17, 2020

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Covid 19: August Update

Current thinking about immunity, airborne transmission and breathing practices.

August 10, 2020

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When Fear Overwhelms

How to help someone who is having a panic attack.

August 3, 2020

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Racism in Medicine

Bias in health care can lead to life-threatening consequences.

July 27, 2020

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Covid-19 Treatments Improve

But every stage of the virus seems to call for a different solution.

July 20, 2020

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Everything (Almost) You Should Know About Sunscreen

Experts agree: Blue-light protection should be included in new products.

July 13, 2020

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Covid-19 Testing: It’s Complicated

How long to wait, what kind of test and where to get one are the questions to ask.

July 6, 2020

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What the Heck is Fatty Liver Disease?

Excess fat around the body’s largest organ can lead to serious consequences.

June 29, 2020

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What Would an Epidemiologist Do?

The coronavirus continues to infect. Doctors answer a survey on their personal safety choices.

June 22, 2020

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