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NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH: How sugar causes tooth decay

Q. Please, may you discuss simple sugars? I was a biology major and I understand simple sugars, and yet I didn’t consider the impact of lactose on feeding acid-producing germs. I simply thought I should avoid foods with sweet forms of simple sugars. And, what about the impact of artificial …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Polio-like illness

Q: This new polio-like illness has been in the news a lot lately.Can you help me understand what this is all about?A: Poliomyelitis is caused by a virus that is shed in the stool of infected people (during acute epidemics it may be spread from pharyngeal secretions).Poor sanitary conditions and …

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Injunction granted to allow inmate to receive methadone treatment

In a closely watched case involving addiction treatment for prisoners, a federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction that requires Essex County officials to provide a soon-to-be-incarcerated Ipswich man with access to physician-prescribed methadone treatment.In. her ruling on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper said that in weighing …

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North Shore YMCA founds program to support cancer patients, families

The free initiative, Corner Stone, is the first of its kind in Massachusetts

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FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Physical Therapist: Your personal movement specialist and healthcare clinician

We are amidst a healthcare shift as many healthcare specialists are managing the growing aging population. Physical therapists are rising to take on additional roles in your healthcare team. Traditionally, people have come to physical therapy after injuries, surgeries, hospitalizations or diagnoses of diseases such a Parkinson’s disease or multiple …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Endometriosis after TAH/BSO

Q: Is it possible to continue having endometriosis pain even after a total hysterectomy and bilateral ovary removal?A: Endometrial tissue normally exists as the lining of a women’s uterus. Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue in sites outside the endometrial cavity, called ectopic tissue. The most common locations for …

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SENIOR Q&A: Parents obtaining legal guardian to take over their care

Q: My mother moved closer to me when she needed more care. Once closer to me she started calling me throughout the day, demanding I jump and care for her, sabotaged what I tried to set up, always complaining to me about something, and basically unhappy. I believe my mother …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Guns: A national health crisis

Q: It seems like there is one mass shooting after another lately. How serious a medical issue is gun violence in the United States?A: Gun violence is a national health crisis in the U.S. Homicide (two thirds of which involve a firearm) is the 16th leading cause of death in …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? When your heart skips a beat

Q: My daughter sometimes feels like her heart skips a beat. Her doctor did some tests and said it was due to premature ventricular contractions. Should I be worried?A: The heartbeat is controlled by electrical signals that tell the heart cells when they should squeeze (all heart cells not only …

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Clozapine Monotherapy May Be Effective in Reducing the Severity of Antipsychotic-Induced Tardive Dyskinesia

These results provide support for switching antipsychotic to clozapine in patients with moderate to severe tardive dyskinesia.

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Treatment Response to Panic-Focused Psychotherapy Typically Maintained Over 12 Months

Patients who respond to panic-focused psychotherapy appear to maintain their improvements following treatment termination.

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11/03/2018 – Stephen Lewis Exhibit: Not in Anyone’s Backyard

The Exhibit:   They say that those who forget history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. This exhibit helps answer a current, pressing issue about immigration and refugees. In many cases it can be attributed to US intervention in their home countries. This exhibit may provide some insight to this …

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11/03/2018 – Newburyport Art Association: Fall Weekend Workshop: Advanced Encaustic Painting, with Amy Vander Els

This hands on studio workshop will offer participants a deeper understanding of encaustic painting through color mixing, translucency and layering, texturizing, paint application and mark-making techniques, as well as encaustic monotype printing.  Students are encouraged develop and explore their personal ideas and visual vocabulary on multiple panels or on a …

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11/03/2018 – ArtWalk Saturdays

Join us for special art events and the 2018 ArtWalk Saturdays! Be on the lookout for Pup-Up Events and other special programming throughout the year. Each ArtWalk is self-guided, free and open to the public. Galleries will showcase special exhibitions, artist demos, lectures, tours and some of the finest visual …

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11/03/2018 – Newburyport Art Association: An Artist’s Talk: Jeff Briggs – The Greenway Carousel & The Fox

Sculptor Jeff Briggs is best known as the designer, sculptor and art director of The Greenway Carousel Boston. His presentation features the creative process used in the development of one of the Greenway Carousel characters – the Fox. The presentation consists of a brief introduction to himself and The Greenway Carousel. Next, …

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