Modern Love: Are You My Husband?

Recently I found myself on the receiving end of a tarot card reading at a summer potluck. A woman I had met only 30 minutes earlier peered at me over her glasses, the cards spread out on a cooler between us. Holding the five of pentacles, she said, “Have you grieved the loss of your…

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Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in teens, young adults

IMAGE: Fish oil supplements do not improve asthma control in teens, young adults. view more  Credit: ATS Jan. 22, 2019—Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In…

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Cancer patients can quit smoking through lengthened medication time, counseling support

CHICAGO — Quitting smoking can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, yet almost half of cancer patients continue to smoke after they’ve been diagnosed. A new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania found cancer patients have better success quitting and are not…

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Penn’s ‘enhanced recovery’ protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients

PHILADELPHIA — A novel «Enhanced Recovery After Surgery» (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine showed that when an ERAS protocol was employed—which optimizes patients’ surgical care before, during, and after surgery, including patient…

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Gero to reveal its latest results in aging research at Longevity Therapeutics 2019

Gero is a data-driven longevity company developing innovative therapies that will strongly extend the healthy period of life also known as healthspan. Latest results of Gero aging studies will be presented at Longevity Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, January 29-31, 2019. Peter Fedichev, founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Gero, will open «Supporting Discovery in…

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Medical News Today: What to know about amlodipine

Amlodipine is an oral medication that doctors prescribe to treat some cardiovascular conditions. In the United States, it commonly goes under the brand name Norvasc. Amlodipine is a type of calcium channel blocker. Doctors commonly prescribe these drugs to treat people with high blood pressure. A doctor may also prescribe amlodipine for coronary artery disease…

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25 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Wife That Prove You Were Listening

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but you’ve been prepping for this all year. You’ve watched closely and are ready to prove you were paying attention to those late night talks about the perfect ravioli. You’ve even noticed how she lit up when she found out about rising signs! Props to you! Now shop…

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Nicole Dennis-Benn Finds Her Voice Through Fashion

It’s the day after my appearance in Lagos, Nigeria, at the Aké Arts & Book Festival. I scroll through my Instagram feed, still too tired to do anything other than relive the moment online. “Love the dress!” says one response. “You look gorgeous!” says another. “Simply stunning!” Though the event was well attended and my…

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Wait —: Wait — How Many Presidential Injuries Do I Not Know About?

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. Catch up on the past two columns and sign up here to receive it in your inbox going forward. One thing I am curious to know is what made Donald Trump bleed…

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Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease. To understand it, a person should know about the other types of breast cancer. Some breast cancers have receptor cells that respond to hormones. There are three main types of receptors: Doctors diagnose breast cancer by identifying which receptor is present. They run a series…

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