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Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

Different parts of the federal government describe the problem — and potential solutions — of abuse with Vicodin, OxyContin and other opioid drugs in different terms.

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Married folks have fewer heart problems

“It might be that if someone is married, they have a spouse who encourages them to take better care of themselves,” said Dr. Jeffrey Berger, a preventive cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.

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Protecting mobility as you age

By Dr. David Rideout What is mobility and why does it decline with age? Mobility is simply the physical ability to move. Mobility allows us to participate in all kinds of activities inside and outside of our homes and promotes healthy aging. All humans, regardless of age, are wired for physical movement. At the most […]

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Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Kelly Pill has been dieting since her was born more than 30 years ago. But the 54-year-old resident of Covina, Calif., made changes to her approach in recent years. She doesn’t eat Lean Cuisine microwavable meals as often because she doesn’t find them that filling.

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Travel health Part 2: The unexpected can happen

By Dr. David Rideout After a very long and cold winter, Donna and Mark, a retired couple from Framingham, had been looking forward to their annual trip to the beaches of Sanibel Florida. Elaborate plans were made months in advance. The day before the trip, Mark woke up with a fever of 102, and severe […]

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There are four types of exercises for older adults

By Judith Boyko A recent New York Times article reported on the benefits of group exercise for caregivers. It alleviates feelings of loneliness and isolation and can improve the health of the caregiver at the same time. But exercise delivers myriad benefits for older adults, too — regardless of whether or not they are caregivers. […]

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