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Your Genes Might Help Explain Why Mosquitoes Find You Tasty

We’ve all had that friend who never seems to be bothered by mosquitoes even when the rest of the crowd is being eaten alive. While research has accounted for some…

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5 Days of Fatty Foods Change Muscle Metabolism

Sticking to a healthy diet can be a challenge, especially when you’re tempted with regular access to delicious foods. That temptation can escalate when you head off for vacation, where…

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Why Visiting the Doctor Is Worth Your While

I know how busy life can get. Between the patients I see and the guests on my show, I’m constantly amazed with how much people are squeezing out of their…

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Getting Some Exercise Drops Your Risk of Liver Disease

It used to be that people with liver disease were mostly heavy drinkers. But as waistlines began to expand in the ’80s and ’90s, doctors noticed an increasing number of…

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Food Recalls: Why They Happen and Why We Should Care

It’s a fact of life that bacteria are everywhere around us. They’re on our clothes, in our guts and all over the food we eat. Most of those bacteria don’t…

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Yolanda Foster on Her Battle With Lyme Disease

Written by Yolanda Foster Thank you so much for the extraordinary kindness and empathy. Knowing that you care and that you are now aware of this confusing disease is all…

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Why Talking About Race Is Still Important in Health Care

One of the things I’ve been most proud of about my show is the way it reaches people from all different backgrounds. I’m always amazed by the way my audience…

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3 Myths That Shouldn’t Fool You This April

I’ve been a part of my fair share of pranks over the years as well as the target of many. But don’t worry, you’re safe from pranks today, or here…

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Raw Milk Not So Healthy After All

Raw milk has made a comeback in recent years as advocates have claimed that the untreated milk is healthier, better tolerated, and has a better flavor than pasteurized milk. Some…

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Knowing Your Options When You’re Diagnosed

The time of diagnosis can be a terrifying one. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I’ve had to deliver diagnoses that I know will change a person’s life forever. Some will need…

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