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MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016

Dust the bedroom for better night's sleep

It’s cold and flu season, but if you have the sniffles and feel exhausted, the culprit might not be a germ. When was the last time you dusted everything in your bedroom? It’s a question Dr. Neeta Ogden, an adult ...

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Marital dispute over orange juice

Q. I have understood that grapefruit juice generally should not be used to take medicine. My wife believes that orange juice also is dangerous. She is urging me not to take my pills with orange juice. I understand that grapefruit juice contains an ingredient that orange juice does not and that is what interacts adversely with medicine. This is now becoming a major issue for us. Can you resolve it?

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MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2016

Mayo expert on pediatric appendicitis treatment

Are antibiotics a safe and effective alternative to surgery for some kids with appendicitis? A recent study published in JAMA Surgery suggests when chosen by the family, nonoperative management is an effective treatment strategy for children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis. ...

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Zorba Paster: Mammogram guidelines change

To screen or not to screen, that is the question. The maxim in medicine for the past 50 years has been that screening saves lives. Which, by the way, it does. But the more we learn about screening, the more ...

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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2015


Zorba Paster: Celebrate medical advances

This is the time of the year to reflect on what we have to be thankful for. I seem to do this every holiday season, and I bet some of you do, too. But there’s one thing we often don’t think about, and that’s the tremendous strides in medical care that have occurred over my lifetime.

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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015

A few drinks may help Alzheimer’s patients live longer

People with early Alzheimer’s disease have something new to toast to: raising their glasses moderately may actually help them live longer. A new small study shows that having a few drinks a day is associated with a much lower risk of death for Alzheimer’s patients, compared with those who drink more, less or not at all.

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Revised children’s health care screening guidelines - what they mean

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its updated list of recommended health care screenings for children, which includes checking for depression, high cholesterol and HIV. Mayo Clinic Children’s Center pediatrician Dr. Angela Mattke says the revised recommendations are a “firm affirmative to pediatricians that doing these screenings or testing will be beneficial to the child’s health.”

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2015

Keep taking vitamin D and calcium separately 

Dear Doc: I need your advice on calcium in the blood and hyperthyroidism. I am taking vitamin D3 for the thyroid and something called colloidal calcium, which is rather expensive. Do I need these? There is so much confusing information ...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015

COPD can’t be cured, but symptoms can be eased

Many of us have experienced getting a little winded going up a flight of stairs. This may be because we are not quite in the shape we used to be – or would like to be. But for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, even climbing a single flight of stairs can be a challenge.

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There’s no such thing as a ‘male brain’ or ‘female brain,’ scientists say

There’s no such thing as a ‘male brain’ or ‘female brain,’ scientists say

Do you have a male brain or a female brain? The answer, according to science, is no. If you didn’t expect this to be a yes-or-no question, you’re not alone. Male brains do seem to be built differently than female brains. An analysis of more than 100 studies found that the volume of a man’s brain is 8 percent to 13 percent greater than the volume of a woman’s brain, on average. Some of the most noticeable differences were in areas of the brain that control language, memory, emotion and behavior, according to a 2014 report in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

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More newborns going to the NICU, and more than half are normal weight, study finds 

Emily Edwards was just past her due date when she delivered a healthy 9-pound, 12-ounce baby by cesarean section. Mom and baby had done well until four days later when they were about to be discharged from Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Instead, Edwards’ son was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit because of rapid breathing the medical staff had been concerned about since early that morning. Her baby was in intensive care for a confusing and scary six days.

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Blogs


Letter: In praise of Confederate flag

In today's Shoshone News Press, there's a lengthy letter from Patricia Wolford of Mullan, Idaho, filling half of page three, that praises the Confederate flag and tells flag protester Jon ...



House commemorates Lincoln with music, humor

The House got to experience the musical talents of a number of its members today, as part of the chamber’s annual Lincoln Day Program. A vocal group consisting of Reps. ...






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