There’s a popular rule you’ve probably heard before about losing weight: for every 3,500 calories you shed from your diet, you’ll lose a pound. But just because everyone, including nutritionists with graduate degrees, keep repeating this doesn’t make it true.
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PHILADELPHIA — Sitting on his bed at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant talked about his big plans.
Like all of us, doctors sometimes wind up as patients. When facing difficult decisions about the best treatment for themselves and close relatives, what questions do they ask? What risks do they consider? What calculations do they make?
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MIAMI — In the annual battle to rid steamy South Florida of swarming summer mosquitoes, new research has found routine spraying may pose a far greater risk to an innocent bystander: butterflies.
WASHINGTON — Oliva Lopez thought she’d be working with migrant mothers and children in a group-home setting when hired as a social worker at a Texas family detention center.
DETROIT — Detroit has always attracted outsiders who wanted to contribute to the city’s growth. From architect Albert Kahn to civic rights activist Rosa Parks, over the decades numerous benefactors who hailed from elsewhere found in Detroit a stage for their best efforts.
First marketed in the 1960s as a fertility drug, tamoxifen has been hailed as a miracle drug for its ability to prevent and treat breast cancer, and despite decades of research scientists have not been able to find anything comparable — until now.
The peal of a church bell has the power to connect past with present and individual with community. The bells that ring throughout the towns in Grayson County are announcers of time, special events, and worship, but most of all they provide an atmosphere.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The children gather at dusk on the pitted motel parking lot, hard against the sound wall of the freeway. They kick a scuffed soccer ball and play with the stray dogs they have rescued. One holds a cockroach he pretends is a pet turtle.