--MAYO CLINIC MEDICAL EDGE
Gangrene occurs most often in lower extremities. By Karen L. Andrews, M.D.
LENGTH: 391 words
--THE MEDICINE CABINET: ASK THE HARVARD EXPERTS
Should you take aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke? By Howard LeWine, M.D.
LENGTH: 426 words
KEYWORDS: aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke
Can DNA markers predict aging? By Heidi Godman. Telomeres, strings of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes, are considered biological markers of aging.
LENGTH: 674 words
ART: 1 color illustration of chromosomes
KEYWORDS: DNA markers and aging
Soak Up Summer without Packing on the Pounds. By Lesley Rotchford. Stay active to keep your beach bod all summer long.
LENGTH: 548 words
ART: 1 color photo of a man playing tennis
KEYWORDS: SUMMER FITNESS
Healthful vegetarian diets linked with benefits. By Sharon Palmer. A recent study showed that vegetarian diets are consistently linked with health benefits.
LENGTH: 169 words
KEYWORDS: VEGETARIAN DIETS
Tailoring Health Care For Older Patients. By Eleanor Laise. We interviewed several experts to determine what consumers should consider before buying a pair of eyeglasses online.
LENGTH: 636 words
KEYWORDS: TAILORING HEALTH CARE FOR OLDER PATIENTS
--A WELLNESS UPDATE
Quick action on concussion symptoms helps athletes recover faster, researchers find. Courtesy of University of Florida Health System. An analysis of 506 sports-related concussions among college athletes in 18 sports found that those who ceased their activities once they were injured missed about three fewer days of competition than those who delayed reporting their injuries.
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