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Finding Relief For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Written for Mediaplanet‘s campaign on Women’s Health.

Published in print inside the Toronto Star in September 2015. 

Menstruation is a regular part of being a woman, but experts warn that your “time of the month” should not require taking time out from regular life.

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Building The Knick: New Hospitals of the Turn of the Century

By Paul Theerman, Associate Director, Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health

“In mid-nineteenth-century America it was well understood that, aside from an occasional emergency, none but the truly indigent would voluntarily enter a hospital .

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The Type 1 Update at Mount Sinai on World Diabetes Day

How did you spend World Diabetes Day?

I know some of you in Toronto area had your butts glued to the theatre seats at Mount Sinai Hospital, listening to… 563 more words

Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

LONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.  599 more words

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Dr. Max Gomez: Fight Fall Allergies Before They Start

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — As summer winds down, it’s a good time to start fighting your fall allergies before they hit.

As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained, ragweed is the culprit. 296 more words


“Brainy” Mice Raise Hope Of Better Treatments For Cognitive Disorders

Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear. 693 more words

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Tips For Fighting Off Approaching Fall Allergies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As summer winds down, some of us will notice more sniffing and sneezing.

Fall allergies will start to reappear real soon. If things like ragweed leave your eyes and nose itchy, doctors say now — before allergy season goes into full swing — is a good time to start taking your antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops. 69 more words