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Dan O'Bannon, the acclaimed science fiction/horror film screenwriter who was best known for writing the blockbuster hit "Alien" and who also directed and wrote the zombie fest "The Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 63. O'Bannon, whose...
Show TrackerAmerican Idol contestants James Durbin and Casey Abrams' struggles with medical issues may net them new fans...
Teenagers and young adults suffering from severe, scarring acne may ultimately lose the most effective treatment for the condition. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Accutane's side effects: An article in Saturday's Section A about the possibility of...
Special to The TimesThe products: Humans have long believed in an almost magical connection between strong flavors and good health. The burn from the hot pepper? It must be energizing the body. The pungent tang of a raw oyster? It must be energizing a very particular part of...
Khaleej TimesOsteoporosis is still considered a disease of older white women, but it is clear that both sexes and all ethnic groups have some risk for fracture, explains Dr Adnan Abdulwahid, Rheumatologist, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah. Thus, even though women fracture...
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Richmond Times-DispatchHave you ever heard of a condition called mucous colitis? I am 88 and began to have attacks of this painful condition maybe 20 years ago. My primary care doctor said it might be from scar tissue from an earlier bowel resection. A gastroenterologist gave...
ColchesterLocal residents, Joe Ruiz, Sherri Ruiz-Clark, Kelsey Clark, along with Sandy and Bob Fedus have joined in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The five are part of an endurance training team of...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
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Dear Pharmacist: I live in chronic pain. No one is sure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily, but I'm still in pain. Can you recommend any vitamins to help me? — M.C., Dallas, Texas Dear M.C.: I'm sorry you are going through this. Luckily,...
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Sara Baker says the light went on in her head after a cup of hot cocoa set off a storm in her stomach. "I went back and looked at the package, and there it was: carrageenan," said Baker, a career services coordinator from Bloomington, in central...
Q: My 8-year-old is tired all the time even though she gets 11 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Is this part of growing up, or should I address it with her pediatrician? I wondered if she might be anemic, but I have read this is rare in children. A: It's...
The trouble began in early January 2012, when Hershey, my then nearly 11-year-old chocolate Lab, developed the first in a series of urinary tract infections. Eventually, the problem worsened to include full-blown incontinence, with Hershey waking up in...
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