Mary Carpenter

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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New Hope for Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancers

Nobel prize-winning research on low oxygen levels in cancer cells may lead to more targeted treatment.

October 21, 2019

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Cooking With Oils

If you’ve been avoiding cooking with olive oil, some facts you should know.

October 14, 2019

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Warning: Cipro and Cousins’ Side Effects

The commonly used antibiotic may be unnecessary and wrongly prescribed.

October 7, 2019

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Botox or PRP?

Botox can plump wrinkles but some prefer the more “natural” PRP.

September 30, 2019

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Mouth Sores: A Diagnosis

Come summertime and vacation, a woman’s sore mouth comes calling.

September 23, 2019

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Night Owls and Early Birds

What you need to know about sleep and sleep disorders.

September 16, 2019

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Our Sixth Sense

Bet you don’t know what proprioception means.

September 9, 2019

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Dyscalculia, huh??

Use your fingers to count, hard time understanding graphs or doing mental math? You could have math dyslexia.

September 2, 2019

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What Causes Bell’s Palsy?

Famous sufferers include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, maybe even Mona Lisa.

August 26, 2019

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How Sweat Works

And, how to deal with it.

August 19, 2019

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Vertigo Explained

Unlike in Hitchcock’s famous film, vertigo is not a fear of heights or simple dizziness.

August 12, 2019

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Can Myofascial Release Therapy Relieve Back Pain?

MFR works for some people, but why and how it does isn’t so straightforward.

August 5, 2019

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Ketamine’s Brain-Changing Effects

Clinics offering ketamine infusions for mood disorders have popped up around the country.

July 29, 2019

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Delusion or Disease?

Folk legend Joni Mitchell has Morgellons disease. Is it physical or psychological?

July 22, 2019

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