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Depression: It’s a guy thing, too

Even a tough guy goes to the hospital if a tree falls on his head. So why won’t men seek medical help when their world comes crashing down on them, as it can with depression? Nearly 6 million American men experience depression each year, yet few seek treatment. Perhaps men[...]

Insomnia and anxiety in older people

Nearly one third of older people in the U.S. take sleeping pills. These drugs are called “sedative hypnotics” or “tranquilizers.” They affect the brain and spinal cord. “Doctors prescribe the drugs for sleep problems,” says Ira Weinstein, MD, a pulmonologist who specializes in sleep disorders. “The drugs are also used[...]

Enterovirus D68: What parents need to know

It’s made headlines lately—and grabbed the attention of more than a few understandably anxious parents. A respiratory illness called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has sickened children around the nation. EV-D68 is one of many enteroviruses, which cause infections every year. But this specific strain hasn’t been linked to outbreaks before now,[...]

What If Your Friend is the One in Eight? How Can You Help?

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lifetime, and that means almost all of us will know someone who receives the diagnosis. It can be unsettling when a friend or co-worker is diagnosed. You want to do the right thing, but may wonder what[...]

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