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Your Own Blood Supply
Donated blood is pretty darn safe. But when you can give blood to yourself, so much the better.
How Safe Is the Blood Supply?
Safer than ever, thanks to a series of checks, tests and re-tests. Here's a look at the process awaiting every drop of donated blood — before, during and after donation.
Special Harvard Commentary: The Potential of Stem Cells
The controversy over stem cell research has become a front page story. Find out what the contention is all about.
Super Bugs -- Antibiotic Resistance
Harvard expert Howard LeWine, M.D. answers questions about antibiotic resistance.

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Clinical Trials, Medical Teachers
Clinical Trials, Medical Teachers
Clinical trials are one of medicine's best-kept secrets. Such research can provide those suffering from disease, such as cancer or diabetes, with the opportunity for early cure or alleviation of symptoms.

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Medical Myths
Massaging Away Your Cold
It's a common idea that getting a massage can help your cold go away. Is it fact or myth?
Organs With Plenty To Spare
Several organs and tissues that provide vital functions have plenty of reserve or excess capacity that allows partial removal when the need arises.
Can Coffee Really Stunt Your Growth?
Did you ever hear that coffee might stunt your growth? Apparently, it's a common belief.
Praying for Health
Praying on another person's behalf to improve their health is called "intercessory prayer." When you recover, you may be grateful for those prayers. But did they contribute to your recovery?
Medical Myth -- Modern Medicine Is Wiping Out Disability
It might seem that modern medicine should be reducing the number of people with disabilities. In fact, the number of disabled persons is actually increasing. Here's why.
Diet and Diverticulitis
The idea that dietary restrictions are critical for people with diverticular disease has been called into question.
The Unexpected Benefits of 'Bad' Habits
Some seemingly "bad" behaviors have healthful benefits.
Calling in the Replacements
The number of body parts that can be created, synthesized, or replaced has grown rapidly over the last several decades. That's led to predictions that, eventually, all of our body parts will be replaceable. Does this mean that replaceable parts are useless or that one day electronic body parts will replace the original ones?
Should You Avoid Dairy Foods When You're Sick?
There's a rather widespread belief that dairy products trigger an increased production of mucous. What's the evidence?
Milk Myths
There are risks as well as benefits to making milk your favorite beverage

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What Your Doctor Is Reading
Update From the Medical Journals: December 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: November 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: October 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: September 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: August 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: July 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: June 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: April 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: March 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading


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