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Your Golden Friendships
In my life I've seen a trend of people from the past returning to my life in my mid-50s. It's wonderful.
Teen Suicide Rates Are Rising
What's the best sign your child is in danger?
The History of the Diabetes Drug Metformin | YourCareEverywhere
A drug can take a long time to reach patients.
The Risks of Lasik Surgery
Don't get vision-correction surgery if you're anywhere near middle age.
Alcohol Does More Harm than Heroin and Crack
We spend huge sums on fighting a war on illegal drugs and pay little attention to the misuse of a legal one.
Get More Sleep, Lose Weight
Around the world, overweight people get too little sleep.
Is Yogurt a Diet Food?
It often contains acidopholus, which promotes weight gain.
When Teenagers Have Headaches
Address sleep and emotional issues.
Your Gym is Offering...What?
A guide to exercise programs with odd names.
The Myth of Photographic Memory
Don't trust "snapshot" memories, either.
A Better Vaccine for HPV
But too many teens aren't getting their shots.
Reset Your Sleep Clock
It only takes a week in the sun camping.
Skip Artificial Sweeteners
More evidence that the balance in your gut affects your weight.
More Reasons to Drink Coffee
You could protect yourself against uterine cancer and diabetes.
Driving While Drowsy
Sleepy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving.