Monthly Archives: February 2015

Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought, a Study Finds

By DENISE GRADYFEB. 11, 2015   taken from NYTimes.com However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse. A new study adds at least five diseases and 60,000 deaths a year to the toll taken by tobacco in the United … Continue reading

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Google Now Gives Hypochrondriacs What They Want

Meet the new health and medical search in Knowledge Graph. From readwrite.com ADRIANA LEE Google has now made it easier for armchair physicians to find things to freak out about. The tech giant just announced the inclusion of medical information … Continue reading

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New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers

Health supplements on display at Walgreens in Times Square in Manhattan. YANA PASKOVA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES By ANAHAD O’CONNOR for NYTimes.com FEBRUARY 3, 2015 The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent … Continue reading

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Medical Costs Rise as Retirees Winter in Florida

Eugene Levich, who is moving from New York to Delray Beach, Fla., where he has wintered, worries about leaving his doctors. By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL for NYTimes.com JANUARY 31, 2015 Like many retirees, one couple from upstate New York visit doctors … Continue reading

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