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Garry Marshall Died Of Stroke: Medical Tips For You To Prevent A Fatal Stroke

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Almost every American in the last 40 years has been entertained by Garry Marshall's movie and television work. We have smiled and laughed with Garry M...

Doctors Reveal Who Can Really Benefit From An Aspirin A Day

Reuters | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.12.2016 | Fifty

Many adults who have never had a heart attack or stroke should take aspirin every day to keep it that way, new U.S. guidelines say. People in their 50...

What You Don't Know About Pain Medications Can Hurt You

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

As a pain management specialist, I field various questions about pain medications. What does the new NSAID warning mean? Is it OK to drink alcohol while I'm on Tylenol? Is OxyContin safe to take long-term? Well, I'm glad you asked.

4 Ways A Daily Aspirin Can Save Your Life | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.02.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM “Take two aspirin, and call me in the morning.” That oft-quoted doctor’s advice makes aspirin seem as if it is a simple interventi...

6 Medical Therapies We Thought Work But Actually Might Not

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Doctors may not always be well-informed about new therapies to treat medical conditions. Equally important, everyone may not know when to stop therapies, or not to recommend interventions that recent research show simply does not work as we once expected.

An Aspirin a Day: Is the Benefit Worth the Risk?

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH

The bottom line is this: The idea of protecting the heart by simply popping a pill every day sounds a lot easier than changing your lifestyle. Keeping weight within a healthy range, eating right and getting regular exercise are great ways to maintain a healthy heart. If you have a history of heart disease, heart attack or stroke, daily aspirin may be right for you, but this isn't something to be taken lightly. Be smart and be safe. Talk to your doctor.

Getting the Right Care for the Right Patient in the Right Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

This is all about improving the quality of care in real time. Whereas studies show what has already happened to a patient, sometimes months after discharge, this is an opportunity to make a difference when it matters most -- while care is being given.

FDA Questions Use Of Aspirin To Prevent First Heart Attack

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday questioned the value of taking aspirin t...

With Fewer Cancer Deaths, What Should You Do Now?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.

What Harry Reid's Hospitalization Teaches Us About Emergency Health Care

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The illnesses of our leaders and celebrities help to focus our attention on what diseases we might develop. Harry Reid had a stroke, showed us how to get to the hospital fast, and is now well.

Common Drugs That Can Change Cancer Survival NOW

Barry Boyd, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Barry Boyd, M.D.

While there may be benefit in promoting more standardized cancer treatments, it adds to the already prohibitive cost of health care and often leads to the loss of the personal care provided by a private oncologist.

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon t...

Is Cancer Ready For A Turnaround?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Cancer seems to be heading in a new direction. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control issued a report indicating that two-thirds of cancer cases may be preventable.

Take Two Aspirin and Don't Call Me in the Morning!

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

What if I told you a new drug had been discovered that could dramatically reduce cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer, three of the leading killers in the U.S.?

Should We Take a Daily Aspirin or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

For decades now, we've heard about taking aspirin daily as a way to prevent heart disease. Some of my patients have even taken it upon themselves to start taking a daily baby aspirin because they think that it is a healthy thing to do.

New Study: Common Over-the-Counter Drugs May Reduce Spread of Cancer

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

A new study reveals that the spread of cancer may be reduced with common over-the-counter drugs.

LOOK: Hilarious Reactions To Santorum Backer's Birth Control Comments

Posted 02.17.2012 | Comedy

The hashtags #ThingsAspirinCures and #backinmyday may be the only good things to come out of the ridiculous comments Foster Friess made on Thursday. ...

Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Should Delay Treatment

AARP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Men with low-risk prostate cancer should postpone treatment and instead monitor the disease to see if it progresses or gets worse, says a committee of...

Over-the-Counter Pain Relief: Caution, Common Sense on All Drugs

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Be careful: those seemingly harmless over-the-counter pills you grab for your pain actually could create greater health issues for you. And, honestly, is it time for you to rethink your reflexive grab for a pill?

Sidewalks Of New York: Where You Find The Most Interesting Used Books

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

I am constantly on the lookout for what people are reading in public, because every month we compile a feature updating you on what we've spotted bein...

Big News On Aspirin For Breast Cancer Survivors

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

A study published by The Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that regular, low-dose aspirin use reduces the risk of recurrence and death from breast cancer among women (stage I, II or III disease).

Epidemic Of Fever Phobia: The Facts On Why Fever Is Your Friend

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

A fever enables the body to increase its production of interferon, an important antiviral substance that is critical for fighting infection. Fever also increases white blood cell mobility and activity, which are instrumental factors in fighting infection.

Aspirin Might Be Harmful For Healthy People, Study Says

Telegraph | Rebecca Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Millions of people - including a substantial number of the "worried well" - take a daily dose of the drug in the belief it will keep them healthy. Bu...

Why I Take Animal-Tested Drugs

Simon Chaitowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Simon Chaitowitz

Throughout the past six years, I have felt terribly guilty about the drugs and procedures I've undergone because I know that so many animals have suffered in their development.