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One-year-old Kyle Gerzymisch played at the bubble wall in Providence Children’s Hospital recently while he and his mother, Roxy, waited for an examination in preparation for the heart operation he will undergo in Houston. While pediatric hear…

With the rise of freestanding emergency centers and urgent care facilities, separate from a traditional hospital or a patient’s primary care doctor, it can be difficult to know when a situation is urgent and when it’s an emergency.

Have you heard that there is a new non-surgical treatment to eliminate a double chin? It is an injection called Kybella. Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a recently (April 2015) FDA approved drug to treat moderate to severe fat in the submental …

In the 1920s, Dr. William Howard Hay accidentally discovered that digestion improved when certain foods were combined. Science has advanced tremendously since, but people are always looking for easy and quick solutions to get the most nutriti…

Red cabbage is a low-calorie food that’s a good source of vitamins. But if you’re looking for a big infusion of the potent antioxidants that blueberries are famous for, “you’re not going to get that from red cabbage,” said Amy Howell, a resea…

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, intestines and other organs. A genetic mutation leads to secretory glands that don’t work well; lungs can get clogged with thick mucus; the pancreas can become plugged…

You might say Judi Briant has spent more than 33 years on her feet. As a teacher with Hillsborough County schools in Florida and a professor at Hillsborough Community College, she was always standing or walking. On some days she’d put in anot…

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