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Deadly Prostate Cancer on the Rise

Cases of metastatic prostate cancer are on the rise since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine PSA (prostate specific antigen)...

Ask the Experts: Advice About Air Quality Advisories

Q. What does it mean when an Air Quality Advisory is issued? An Air Quality Advisory is issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and local air-quality agencies when the outdoor...

Ask the Experts: A Fly Landed On My Food!

Q. Can I get sick from food that a fly lands on? Studies have shown that houseflies and blowflies, also known as common green bottle flies, may be carriers...

Block Blue Light at Night

If you have sleep problems and often use a digital device during the hours before bedtime, see if it has a night mode setting and turn it on. This...

Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz …

Don’t take effervescent antacids like Alka-Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer, or their generics more than occasionally. Many people don’t realize that these products (and many others) contain aspirin, which can cause...

Celiac Disease: Who Should Get Tested

If you have a parent, sibling, or child with celiac disease, you should be tested for it, even if you don’t have symptoms or signs. Diagnosing (initially via a...

Speaking of Wellness: Can’t ‘Snap Out’ of Post-Covid Depression? You’re Not Alone

Covid-19 has certainly affected many of us psychologically, but those who have had the disease are almost 40 percent more likely to suffer from depression than those who haven’t...

Ladder Safety: 9 Steps to Take

If you’re the person in your household tasked with cleaning out gutters, replacing roof shingles, cutting tree branches, or simply changing light bulbs or getting boxes down from a...

Speaking of Wellness: A Diet Tailored to Your Own Particular Biology

Imagine being able to hit a perfect dietary bullseye—learning exactly what foods you in particular should eat, and in what proportions and at what time of day, both to...

Ask the Experts: CoQ10 for Statin-Related Muscle Pain?

Q. I started taking a statin a few weeks ago and have been experiencing more musculoskeletal pain than usual. Could it be from the medication, and, if so,...

Drugs, at Your Disposal

If you have stopped taking a prescription medication—because you no longer need it, it has expired, or perhaps it has been recalled—you should dispose of the pills promptly and...