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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
Measuring Quality of Health Care Matters
It's not a myth that measuring quality matters. And, defining and measuring quality medical care can be done. But, this is a relatively new area of medicine and we don't know yet how to do it right in every case.
Myth -- Family Germs Are Safe
I was raised to believe – as many people are – that sharing food with a family member is "safer" than sharing with someone who is unrelated. Yet, from a health perspective, this is largely a myth.
Massaging Away Your Cold
It's a common idea that getting a massage can help your cold go away. Is it fact or myth?
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.
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.
'I'm Such a Klutz!'
Can you really be accident prone?

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What Your Doctor Is Reading
Update From the Medical Journals -- February 2015
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: January 2015
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out 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.


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