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Tuesday: Health

Urology Pearls: Do opposites really attract?

Do opposites attract or do birds of a feather flock together? The idea that opposites attract is appealing. It is romantic. It is rooted in familiar love stories: Cinderella, Pretty Woman, and The Beauty and The Beast, just to name a few. It is a comforting idea: the less fortunate people can ...

Health Matters: Joint pain common with high arched foot

Robert, today’s protagonist, was an active fellow and enjoyed many local sports, from mountain biking to trail running. The latter was his primary passion, leading to entering and running several marathons some years back. But work demands had prevented this for too many years and Robert had ...

Talk with the Doc: Two most common causes of US cancer deaths

According to the United States National Institutes of Health, the two most common causes of cancer death in the USA are lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Current statistics from the NIH indicates that lung cancer causes approximately 127,000 deaths every year, and colorectal cancer causes ...

CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines; will schools and day cares follow suit?

BOSTON — Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and upended child care, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses. Gone are mandated isolation periods and masking. But will schools and child care centers agree? In case you’ve lost ...

Health Matters: Bone spurs common in lower extremity

What follows is a common scenario: an individual experiences pain from the bottom of their heel. They mention it to their primary care provider who sends them for x-rays, an effective means of evaluating osseous tissue, i.e. bone. Examining the radiographs, the PCP finds a large spike of bone ...