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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Vaping: What we know so far—and what we don’t

Vaping: What we know so far—and what we don’t

Rate this article and enter to winWhen e-cigarettes hit the market 10 years ago, no one knew what to make of them. They’re designed to look similar to traditional cigarettes, and you inhale them...
Self-care quiz: How to avoid what’s going around

Self-care quiz: How to avoid what’s going around

Read this article and enter to winSitting in science class with a coughing peer? Delivering chicken soup to your sister who’s been throwing up? Wondering why Mom’s pressuring you to get a flu shot?...
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Ask the doc: Do I really need to get a flu shot?

“Do I really need to get a flu shot?”—Leah, Houghton, MichiganYes.A big yes if you are in one of these categories: You are at higher risk for complications from influenza (the flu); for example, you have...
Ask the Doc

Ask the doc: Anemia and health

“Does being anemic mean I’m unhealthy? How do I fix this?”—Marla-Ann, Sackville, New BrunswickTo answer your question, first we need to define anemia, discuss the most likely causes of anemia in your gender and...
Male vaping

The new smoking scene: What does it mean for you?

Rate this article and enter to winWhoever said “life is measured by the moments that take your breath away” probably wasn’t talking about cigarettes. Or about other features of the contemporary smoking scene, like...
Acid reflux

Ask the doc: Acid reflux

“How can I reduce acid reflux?”—Sherie, Gainesville, FloridaAcid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) is one of those complaints where the treatment sits on the fence between self-care and professional medical care. For young,...
Eye Health

Ask the doc: Giving your eyes a technology break

“Reading for too long is bad for your eyes but often unavoidable in an academic setting. After how much time should you give your eyes a break, and how?”—Erin, Victoria, Canada Computers have...
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Ask the school counselor: Do I have ADHD (ADD)?

“How do you know whether you have ADHD (ADD)?”—Boca Raton, FloridaTo clear up some confusion: ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is an older term that’s no longer in clinical use but was common until the...
Concussion

Ask the doc: Concussion symptoms

“What are some residual symptoms after mild to moderate concussions?”—Emmet, Thunder Bay, OntarioWhat is a concussion?A concussion is a brain injury caused by trauma to the head or a hit to the body that...
Retrain your brain: How to do what you think you can’t

Retrain your brain: How to do what you think you can’t

Rate this article and enter to winDid you know that you can train your brain to improve at certain tasks? You’ve probably seen ads for brain-training computer games and apps that use your brain’s...