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Why the AHCA would have been bad for children — and an unavoidable truth moving forward - Blog Post

Follow me on Twitter @drClaire Last week the Republicans’ proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, failed to get the support it needed and was taken off the table. This is good news for children. Despite all… Read More

Long-term use of opioids may depend on the doctor who prescribes them - Blog Post

You may have heard of the phrase “primum non nocere” — the Latin phrase that doctors are supposed to follow that instructs them to “first, do no harm.” Doctors also have an important ethical obligation to alleviate pain. But… Read More

Eating better: 3 keys to healthy grocery shopping - Blog Post

With the New Year a few months behind us now, hectic schedules and daily distractions have gotten in the way of our most well intended resolutions. If you are still looking to work on being healthier this year, eating… Read More

5 habits that foster weight loss - Blog Post

Let’s face it: the hardest part about losing weight isn’t knowing what to eat. You’ve heard it a thousand times: eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. The real challenge is changing your habits to make… Read More

Home remedies that may be worth a try - Blog Post

Harvard Medical School embraces evidence-based medicine — treatments that have been shown to be effective through high-quality studies called randomized controlled clinical trials. So it’s always a little surprising when a Harvard doctor proposes a home remedy, as Dr.… Read More

Teen drug use is down: Better parenting, or more smartphones? - Blog Post

Follow me on Twitter @drClaire Fewer teens are using drugs. That’s the news from the Monitoring the Future study, which has been surveying more than 40,000 eighth, 10th and 12th graders about their drug use for more than four… Read More

Can you virtually improve your knee pain? - Blog Post

Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling If you’ve ever had significant or persistent knee pain, you know it can be a major problem. Climbing stairs or just walking around can be agony, and trying to exercise on a bad knee… Read More
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